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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Compare this graph with Figure 4.10. What is the relationship between world rainfall patterns and world pressure distribution?

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The relationship between the world’s rainfall patterns and the world’s pressure distribution.

Explanation

The diagram in Figure 5.23 shows the latitudinal distribution of average annual precipitation. The tropics have high precipitation that is caused by the convergence of air. The middle latitudes receive precipitation associated with the polar fronts. The low precipitation at the subtropics and the polar regions is caused by the subsiding air...

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