Atmospheric science: an introductory survey by John M. Wallace

By John M. Wallace

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Small arrows encircing the poles indicate the sense of the Earth’s rotation. , in the same or in the opposite sense as the Earth’s rotation, looking down on the pole). A cyclonic circulation denotes a counterclockwise circulation in the northern hemisphere and a clockwise circulation in the southern hemisphere. In either hemisphere the circulation around low pressure centers is cyclonic, and the circulation around high pressure centers is anticyclonic: that is to say, in reference to the pressure and wind fields, the term low is synonymous with cyclone and high with anticyclone.

The cryosphere contributes to the thermal inertia of the climate system; it contributes to the reflectivity or albedo of the Earth; by taking up and releasing fresh water in the polar regions, it influences oceanic thermohaline circulation; and it stores enough water to significantly the influence global sea level. 1 and all of them, with the exception of alpine glaciers, are represented in Fig. 12. The continental ice sheets, dominated by Antarctica and Greenland, are the most massive elements of the cryosphere.

Labored unceasingly for the widest possible network of surface weather observations. P732951-Ch01 11/03/05 14 04:56 PM Page 14 Introduction and Overview North Pole anticyclones H H L L SP NP L L J H H H cyclones Fig. 14 Blue arrows indicate the sense of the circulation around highs (H) and lows (L) in the pressure field, looking down on the South Pole (left) and the North Pole (right). Small arrows encircing the poles indicate the sense of the Earth’s rotation. , in the same or in the opposite sense as the Earth’s rotation, looking down on the pole).

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