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effect of wind-currents on rainfall.

George E. Curtis

effect of wind-currents on rainfall.

by George E. Curtis

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Published by Signal Office in Washington City .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rain and rainfall.

  • Edition Notes

    At head of title: Signal Office, War Dept.

    StatementPrepared under the direction of Brig. & Bvt. Maj. Gen"l W.B. Hazen ... by G.E. Curtis ...
    Series[United States. Army. Signal Corps] Signal service notes,, no. 16
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC851 .U45 no. 16
    The Physical Object
    Pagination11 p.
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7001127M
    LC Control Number08029148
    OCLC/WorldCa9501697

      While the earth’s climates are controlled by a number of factors, ocean currents and water movements play a big role. Some currents take warm water away from the equator, influencing coastal climates near the poles. Others take colder water from the poles or the deep ocean and move it towards the equator, creating cooler coastal climates. Below are the biggest risks made to the rainforest: Farmers burn the rainforest to plant crops, burning the forest releases carbon that causes changes in wind currents and rainfall around the world. Carbon dioxide traps heat in the lower atmosphere, causing global warming, it .

    Causes of Landslides. While landslides are considered naturally occurring disasters, human-induced changes in the environment have recently caused their upsurge. Although the causes of landslides are wide ranging, they have 2 aspects in common; they are driven by forces of gravity and result from failure of soil and rock materials that constitute the hill slope. Ocean temperatures and winds are coupled into a complex interactive system. Varying ocean temperatures affect local atmospheric pressure, which creates regional wind patterns that, in turn, drive oceanic currents that affect surface ocean temperatures.

    It should also have the capacity to withstand tension, that is, the force which tends to pull apart or elongate the bridge. Another force to handle is compression, which tries to exert a push on the bridge and shorten it in the process. In addition to that, natural phenomena . Ocean Currents and Climate. There are two type of Ocean Currents: 1. Wind blowing on the surface of the ocean has the greatest effect on the surface. However, for the lower layers of the ocean to move they must be pushed by the friction between the layers of water above. Consequently, the lower layer moves slower than the layer above.


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