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Weather and weather forecasting
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air masses albedo altitude amount Antarctic anticyclones Arctic arid atmosphere average belt boundary centimetre circulation climate coast cold air continents cooling cumulus cyclones decreases direction earth earth's surface easterly effect energy equator equatorial evaporation figure flow global globe Greenland ground heat budget high pressure areas high pressure cells higher latitudes horizontal humid increases with height intertropical convergence zone inversion jet stream km/h land latent heat layer low pressure areas lower Ly/day maximum mean temperature meridional meteorological metres middle monsoon mountain movement North Northern Hemisphere occur oceans particles particularly period polar poles potential evaporation precipitation pressure gradient processes radiation balance rain rainfall reach regions result rise rotation satellites seasonal showers silver iodide solar constant solar radiation southern stratopause stratosphere subtropical high pressure summer thermal trade wind tropical tropopause troposphere unstable variations velocity vertical warm air water-vapour waves weather westerly winds winter