The Three Levels of Atmospheric Circulation


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Which circulation cell is closest to the equator?

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1. What is the general direction of the tradewinds in the northern hemisphere?

2. What weather patterns are associated with the high pressure areas where the air in the circulation cell descends back toward the surface of the earth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess the three levels of atmospheric circulation with these study resources. You'll need to grasp certain things, like the circulation cell nearest to the equator and the tradewinds in the northern hemisphere.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources will guide you to:

  • Assess weather patterns associated with high pressure areas
  • Explain the intertropic convergence zone
  • Differentiate between circulation cells

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills via the worksheet and attached quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the three levels of atmospheric circulation
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of high pressure areas and how they are connected to weather patterns
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the tradewinds in the northern hemisphere

Additional Learning

Delve deeper into this topic with the lesson called The Three Levels of Atmospheric Circulation. The lesson will adhere to the following study objectives:

  • Define tropopause
  • Explain Coriolis force
  • Assess the three circulation cells
  • Identify polar easterlies