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Atmospheric Circulation and Seasonal Variation

  1. Sep 17, 2007 #1
    How does the summer solstice affect the position of Hadley cells? I know that the solar equator is 23.5 degrees North, which differs from the 0 degrees (as a solar equator) for the equinox. For the equinox in the N. hemisphere, there are three Hadley cells, or cells of circulation. The range of each cell are as follows: one is 0 N - 30 N, one is 30 N -60 N, and the other is 60 N and above. What exactly are the cell ranges during the summer solstice?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Sep 18, 2007 #2

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    Apparently -
    Page 7/49 of

    http://www.eas.slu.edu/People/KChauff/ocean/3Oceanote_2002.pdf

    and

    This seems interesting - http://www.wwnorton.com/college/geo/oceansci/ch/09/welcome.asp

    This might be of future interest -
    http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/...0.1175/1520-0469(1999)056<1797:TDNHC>2.0.CO;2
     
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