The Atmosphere in Motion
After reading, studying, and discussing Chapter 13, you should be able to:
- Describe air pressure, how it is measured, and how it changes with altitude.
- Explain how the pressure gradient force, Coriolis effect, and friction influence wind.
- Describe the movements of air associated with the two types of pressure centers.
- Describe the idealized global patterns of pressure and wind.
- Discuss the general atmospheric circulation in the mid-latitudes.
- List the names and causes of the major local winds.