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5 27 0 28. 0 5 26. 00 g kgϪ1 and the mixed layer depth is 50 m. Assuming that the water is well mixed, by how much does the salinity decrease? 5 exchanges of heat and water with the atmosphere. Precipitation lowers the salinity by diluting the salts that are present in the oceanic mixed layer, and evaporation raises the salinity by removing fresh water and thereby concentrating the residual salts, as illustrated in the following example. 2 m ϭ 4 ϫ 10Ϫ3 50 m and (ignoring the small difference between the densities of salt water and fresh water) the mass of the water in the column increases by a corresponding amount.
3 H, where H is the scale height. 15 Consider a perfectly elastic ball of mass m bouncing up and down on a horizontal surface under the action of a downward gravitational acceleration . Prove that in the time average over an integral number of bounces, the 15 A list of constants and conversions that may be useful in working the exercises is printed at the end of the book. Answers and solutions to most of the exercises are provided on the Web site for the book. 16 Over many generations humans are capable of adapting to living at altitudes as high as 5 km (ϳ550 hPa) and surviving for short intervals at altitudes approaching 9 km (ϳ300 hPa).
Based on infrared and microwave satellite imagery over the oceans and rain gauge data over land, as analyzed by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction CMAP project. Courtesy of Todd P. ] subtropical anticyclones and, in the Pacific and Atlantic sectors, they encompass equatorial regions as well. Small seasonal or year-to-year shifts in the position of the ITCZ can cause dramatic local variations in rainfall. 2. Over the tropical continents, rainfall is dominated by the monsoons, which migrate northward and southward with the seasons, following the sun.