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It is strongest in the arctics,most radiation from this area will be long wave infra red and long wave infra red is absorbed and reflected by the climate gases in the atmosphere. A large part of the heat from the sun is reflected by snow and ice,But as the snow and ice melts more heat is absorbed by the water in the ocean the effect of this is larger in the ...


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This one has not been answered for a long time and I am going to summarize what I wrote in the comments. If I understood OP's question correctly I believe it is asking why Potential Vorticity is not shown in weather maps in a operational sense. From this old(but still very useful reference) Isentropic Potential Vorticity presuming isentropic surface are ...


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