Why do air masses not simply flow in direct paths between the equator and the...

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....poles? 

because warm air from the equator is too heavy to move away from the equator, because the distance is too great for a single air mass to travel, because of unequal solar radiation of Earth due to its spherical shape.

Jan 4th, 2015

I think it's because of unequal solar radiation of Earth due to its spherical shape. Coriolis effect...

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