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Old Apr 21 2011, 11:42 AM   #39
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Default Re: Exploring the Subtextual - Robinton/Menolly in the DRoP series

Originally Posted by semantre View Post
Don't tropical storms follow pressure fronts and wind currents? If the winds over the appropriate region blow west-to-east, wouldn't the tropical storm also flow west-to-east as a result?
Normal convection of a planet's atmospher heated by a sun has ground winds flowing from the poles toward the equator. But when a planet rotates, we get a series of convection bands that generally blow west-to-east for middle latitudes (where most of us on Earth live ), but in the tropics, they generally flow east-to-west.
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