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While India is in the northern hemisphere, it is important to keep in mind that tropical locations do not usually follow the typical seasonal patterns seen in mid-latitude and polar regions. Instead, the tropics often have a wet season and a dry season. The tropics do not have extreme differences in winter/summer temperatures because solar heating doesn't ...


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Somalia's dryness despite it's proximity to the equator (which should provide ample opportunities for year round rainfall) has perplexed most meteorologists. In this following answer we will try to explore some of the reasons behind this paradox. There are three major airflows - the Congo Air(Part of the Congo Air Boundary ) that brings in westerly and south ...


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The Somali Desert is in the rain shadow region of the Ethiopian Highlands. This has contributed to the aridity of the region. The diversion of moist air to the low-pressure regions in the South West Monsoon of Asia. This is a paraphrased piece of text from Quora. It is Notable how dry Somali is, which I regularly notice when looking at maps, how the color ...


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We'll take an example of Venus as a poster child for runaway greenhouse effect. First of all, let's talk of day/night changes. At the surface level there is little to no change as Venus has an albedo of 0.77, i.e. its atmosphere reflects back 77% of light. Compare this to Earth's albedo of 0.3. So in the overall energy balance of Venusian atmosphere the ...


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This might be the answer you are looking for, but I made some mistake (the result seems unreal, please comment to tell me the wrong part. I just wanted to show the direction that may be correct): By the equation for pressure lapse: $$P=P_0\cdot e^{-\frac{z}{H}}$$ where $H=8 km=8000 m$ (scale height) and $z$ is the height above the surface. We differentiate ...


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