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Where to start.... If you take a look at midlatitude weather on any given day, you will find a pattern of upper tropospheric winds that look like this (source: NWS): . Notice how it looks like a wave? These are called Rossby waves. You may imagine that the jet stream is imbedded in the ups and downs of these pressure contours. If we take a look at a typical ...


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Welcome to the Earth Science Stack Exchange! The bigger temperature range is because of the wide difference in the length of daylight seen in the higher latitudes. Depending on how high you are talking about, there can times where there is no sun for a month and vice versa with constant sun. Because of this there will therefore be more time for warmth and ...


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Well for one major reason, the assumption was that seasons with so numerous hurricanes were rare. Canonically, tropical cyclones typically follow a Poisson Distribution. If you consider that, of the English alphabet, only 21 of 26 letters are used for names, and if you assume that the average number of hurricanes from the past decade were to stay unchanged ...


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Weather is subject to Tobler's First Law of Geography: Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things. Temperature- this changes not only by the feature, but also the day of the year. The winter months, as well as the fall and spring, will have much more drastic temperature changes. This may be due to things ...


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I’m a pilot and deal with meteorology on a day to day basis and have just started to write my first App, albeit with very slow progress -so this is a really interesting question. I’m not sure if you’re aware but virtually all weather observations come from airports and this collective data along with computer modelling forms the basis of all weather reports ...


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It can't be done. That is my guess. I think you would need a pressure suit or cabin. I am a former USAF weather officer with flight experience. I have a Masters Degree in Meteorology and a BS in Space Physics. I have working experience in analyzing the jet stream and also using data for vertical airspeed (or omega, as some call it). That does not give me ...


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