Weather and Climate
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Convergence zone (ITCZ) does not coincide with geographical equator, it lies at meteorological equator (thermal equator): irregular imaginary line of thermal equilibrium between hemispheres (about 5 degrees north of equator); position of ITCZ & equator coincide & change w/ seasons, move farther north in n. summer & return toward equator in n. winter; the doldrums, trade winds, horse latitudes, westerlies shift north in n. summer as well
Global Atmospheric Circulation and Biomes
We’re studying biomes and I don’t know a better way to consider how they’re distributed around the world than by talking about the Global atmospheric circulation system. After all, the primary determinants of a biome are the precipitation and temperature of an area.