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Atmospheric Dynamics and Hadley Cells


A reading that discusses the use of the law of conservation of angular momentum to explain the extent of Hadley cells.

Students will learn to derive atmospheric dynamics equations for a model of Hadley circulation (based on Farrell’s theory).

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. According to Farrell’s theory, what factors determine the extent of Hadley cells?
About Tool
Tool Name Hadley Cells
Discipline Earth Sciences, Physics
Topic(s) in Discipline Hadley Cell, Hadley Circulation, Heat Transport, Atmospheric Circulation, Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum, Atmosphere
Climate Topic Climate and the Atmosphere
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Mark E. Piana
Hosted at Harvard University
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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