Composites of polar regions as photographed by meteorological satellites. (a) Arctic, May 1989. (b) Antarctic, November 4–25, 1986. (From U. S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program film, NOAA/NESDIS, CIRES/National Snow and Ice Data…
Mean streamlines of the katabatic wind over the Antarctic ice sheet (a) as constructed from sastrugi directions and (b) as computed with an atmospheric model by T. Parish. Note the streamline concentrations indicating very strong winds.
The earth-atmosphere energy balance is the balance between incoming energy from the Sun and outgoing energy from the Earth, using 100 units of energy from the Sun as a baseline. (Credit: NOAA/National Weather Service)
Annual variation of monthly mean temperature and precipitation at (a) Tatoosh Island, Washington, (b) Minneapolis, Minnesota, (c) New York, New York, and (d) Miami, Florida. °F = (°C × 1.8) + 32; 1 mm = 0.04 in.