Planetary-scale systems are atmospheric phenomena that last from several days to weeks, and extend over several thousand kilometres.

4.1 General global circulation

As the Earth rotates at a constant rate and the winds continue, the transfer of momentum between Earth–atmosphere–Earth must be in balance and the angular velocity of the system maintained. (The atmosphere is rotating in the same...
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