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The North Pacific High is part of a relatively stable high pressure system in the Pacific Ocean that influences the weather from northern Mexico, to the far-west and Southwest United States. In a high pressure system, air from up above tends to move downward to ground level.
The terrain of the city, all that concrete and those rooftops, absorbs heat during the day. At night the hot air rises, creating the low-pressure heat island that sucks in cooler air from the perimeter of the city.
For some time now, scientists have understood that the earth’s crust is divided into plates that move about at the rate of a few inches a year. Over time, this movement will form mountain ranges and volcanoes. They have also known that the earth’s mantle, the layer between the earth’s crust and core, was the [...]