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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Where would you expect storms to develop?

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The location where storms are expected to develop in the accompanying figure.

Explanation

The wave patterns shown in red color represent the jet stream. This type of upper air wind patterns would have a substantial effect on the precipitation and temperatures at the surface.

In figure 6.10, after the wave-like pattern of the atmosphere for a few days, the areas near a trough (represented as area B) would be colder than normal since the polar air coming from the higher latitudes sinks into that area...

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