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  • noun A downward flow


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  • Why not pinch the riser solidly to stop the flow of oil, then cut the riser 10 feet downflow, pour concrete into the riser, then pinch again downflow from the concrete.

    Oil execs to brief Senate panels on spill

  • * The white, wet upflow regions tend to be in the warm western parts of the oceans, like the Warm Pool, while the dark, dry downflow regions tend to be in the cooler eastern parts of the oceans.

    Bill Gray Presentation « Climate Audit

  • The dry air of the Hadley-Walker cell downflow regions, generally along 20-30 degrees latitude north or south, are dark-colored.

    Road Map #3 « Climate Audit

  • Then, circa 1976, the split shifted, with more dry downflow occurring in the north.

    Road Map #3 « Climate Audit

  • There is evidence that, pre-1976, more of the dark downflow occurred in the southern hemisphere.

    Road Map #3 « Climate Audit

  • So, when more outflow shifted into the NH in 1976, was the effect on clouds near the dry downflow NH region the same as the effect on the SH regions?

    Bill Gray Presentation « Climate Audit

  • What they decided, after examining atmospheric data, is that the Pacific Hadley circulation has been increasing on average in recent decades not a surprise, given the tropical SST increase and that the downflow regions now have lower humidity and, presumably, cover larger areas.

    Bill Gray Presentation « Climate Audit

  • What was found is that the atmosphere has been shedding increased amounts of IR to space in the downflow regions of the Hadley-Walker cell.

    Bill Gray Presentation « Climate Audit

  • * The dark regions north and south of the equator are the dry downflow regions of the Hadley circulation.

    Bill Gray Presentation « Climate Audit

  • Recall that the NH has a lot more land in the downflow regions than does the SH.

    Bill Gray Presentation « Climate Audit


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