The Air-Sea Connection
how are the ocean and the atmosphere connected ?
What makes up air ? 78% of nitrogen & 21% of oxygen . They consist of the four layers of the atmosphere , troposphere ,stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere .The relationship of water vapor brings higher temperature the more water air can hold which is why cold fronts bring rain ! When particles of water are large enough to reach the ground it causes rain and snow . Have you ever wondered about the corilolis effect influence the wind ? There are many ways it creates a general circulation pattern that moves air between the equator and poles .It deflect the air to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in Southern Hemisphere . This gives the air circulation flow pattern rather than a straight North South pattern . the wind only exist in smaller regions . There are 6 distinct air masses , with individual airflow patterns which is known as the atmospheric circulation cell . The trade winds are found in between 30 and 60 degrees latitude and blow west towards the poles .