Models Of The General Circulation

Polar Front Jet Streams

At this point it is useful to summarise the previous sections in terms of a single coherent model of the world's circulation overall. The model must account for the distribution of pressures Figure 1.8 , the meridional transfer of heat Note 5.F and the latitudinal variations of rainfall Figure 10.6 and winds Figure 12.5 . Various models have been suggested in the past. Edmund Halley proposed in 1686 that the easterly Trade winds were following the Sun, flowing towards the part of the Earth that...