Circulation of air around regions of high and low pressure in the Northern Hemisphere

Circulation of air around regions of high and low pressure in the Northern Hemisphere

© 2006. Steven C. Wofsy, Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, lecture notes.

Air moves toward low-pressure regions and away from high-pressure regions. The Coriolis force deflects these air masses in opposite directions around high and lows.

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