Animations and Videos

To help explain and visualise processes in weather and climate

notes for teachers

Contour Drawing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur7CSB4wLuI&feature=emb_title If you’ve ever looked at an Ordnance Survey Map, you’ll have seen the contours – lines joining places which are the same height above

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REPRESENTATION OF FLOW AROUND A LOW PRESSURE AREA.

In Depth – The Coriolis Effect

As air blows from high to low pressure in the atmosphere, the Coriolis force diverts the air so that it follows the pressure contours. In the Northern Hemisphere, this means that air is blown around low pressure in an anticlockwise direction and around high pressure in a clockwise direction.

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