The Valley is particularly vulnerable to air pollution formation because of its topography, climate, and growing population. Surrounding mountains trap just about anything near the Valley floor where people live and breathe. The Valleys increasing population growth has caused the San Joaquin Valley to rank with Los Angeles and Houston in most measures of air pollution. In addition, the Valley’s hot, summer temperatures, transform car exhaust, manure gases and other emissions into a smoggy
The associated air masses of storms within the British Isles are Polar maritime and Tropical maritime. As these two bodies of air move towards each other the warmer, less dense air from the south rises above the colder, dense air from the north. Circulations of low pressure then develop at points where the air is rising vigorously, this then coincides with waves in the polar front and jet stream. As a consequence there is much unsettled weather including heavy rain, strong winds and a variety of stormy cumulus clouds form; all of which can have devastating impacts socio-economically for an area as well as on the environment. The storm of 1987 occurred on the 15th and 16th of October due to a depression forming within the Bay of Biscay and had disastrous effects on the south and south-east of the UK.
 By the morning of October 15, the wave began to regain convection and eventually spawned a new area of low pressure roughly 475 mi (765 km) south-southwest of Puerto Ángel, Mexico.  By the afternoon, the NHC reported that the system had become increasingly organized and was likely to develop into a tropical depression later that day.  Around 11:00 am PDT (1800 UTC), the NHC declared that the low had developed into a tropical depression, the 20th of the 2009 Pacific hurricane season.  The storm featured well-developed outflow in all directions. Environmental conditions consisting of low wind shear, high moisture content and above average sea surface temperatures in the path of the system were exceptionally favorable for rapid development.
If Jupiter were a shell, all the other planets and their moons could fit inside with room to spare. Jupiter could hold 317 of our earth's. Jupiter's diameter is 88,000 miles, thirty times the width of the United States. It orbits the sun at 8.1 miles per second (mps), or 19,160 miles per hour (mph). It is 485 million miles from the sun making it a very cold planet in the range of minus 240 degrees F. However, due to the enormous pressure of its mass, the center is estimated to be 54,000 degrees F., or five times hotter than the surface of the sun.
These currents could move continents laterally along the earth’s surface. Paleomagnetism further backs this up, it shows that the positions of magnetic north for 200million year old rock in different continents
EXERCISE 10 PROBLEMS – PART I The following questions are based on the maps of average January sea-level temperatures (Figure 10-1) and average July sea-level temperatures (Figure 10-2): 1. Is the temperature contrast between the equator and the Arctic region greatest in the winter or summer? Temperature contrast between the equator and the Arctic region is greatest in the winter. Temperatures near or at the equator only change a few degrees between winter and summer, while the Arctic region changes up to 40 degrees between the seasons. 2.
Ecological Footprint Bobby Chaiton Westfield State College Physical Geography Section 001 Carston Braun November 17, 2013 1. Describe the general time sequence between 24 and 30 August 2005 in terms of central air pressure and sustained wind-speed changes The wind speed changes when there is a difference in air pressure because of a function called the pressure gradient force. Simply put, the larger the difference in air pressure between two areas, the faster the air moves from the higher pressure to the lower pressure, just like a ball rolls down a steep hill faster than a more gently sloped one. As the central pressure of a hurricane increases, it causes the overall difference in pressure from the inside to the outside to become less, and thus the wind speed decreases in response
While one might ask how water erosion can be so prevalent in the desert, it is important to note that like many Australian deserts, the area receives a surprisingly high amount of rain, about 200-250 millimeters a year. ("Ayers Rock Facts," 2009) It is believed that the mountain chains that once included Ayers Rock were as large as the surrounding peaks. Now, there is just one remaining piece of this long lost chain. Wind and water took an enormous toll on the surface of the area. When one considers other major mountain chains, and is informed that they were once much larger, it is hard to grasp the concept due to the fact that the mountains still exist, and are fairly large in their current state.