Distribution of global precip - East
- global precipitation distribution
is tied to the general circulation...
- tropics are wet
- abundant moisture and ITCZ
- subtropics are influenced by
- mid latitudes
- wet due to polar front
- dry on lee-side of
- wet on upslope side of
- polar regions tend to be dry
- little moisture
- polar high
image from Meteorology Today by C.
Donald Ahrens © 1994 West Publishing Company