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post #91 of 270 Old 11-03-2010, 08:49 AM
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Am I going to be the only one traveling from the beaches? Why does PB have to be so far from the desert?

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post #92 of 270 Old 11-03-2010, 11:31 AM
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Am I going to be the only one traveling from the beaches? Why does PB have to be so far from the desert?
there are quite a few geographic principles that dictate why beaches and deserts are so far apart.

the most important is the rainshadow effect.

basically, you wont get a desert directly next to the ocean because of the precipitation and mild climate that comes with being next to that much water.

however the mountains take all the moisture coming inland from the ocean, and they do not allow it to pass over them, thus creating a rainshadow, and a desert is formed.


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post #93 of 270 Old 11-03-2010, 11:47 AM
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there are quite a few geographic principles that dictate why beaches and deserts are so far apart.

the most important is the rainshadow effect.

basically, you wont get a desert directly next to the ocean because of the precipitation and mild climate that comes with being next to that much water.

however the mountains take all the moisture coming inland from the ocean, and they do not allow it to pass over them, thus creating a rainshadow, and a desert is formed.


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You forgot the most important part.....

So as the dry air passes over the area inland from the mountains, the hot dry air draws the moisture out of the soils making the area arid and dry. The arid and dry earth creates little to no plant life. The dry sand of the desert cannot store moisture or heat. So without the warm plants and warm ground during the cool night time darkness, no rising warm air into the cooler night air occurs to create clouds and rain through condensation.
As the moisture is drawn out of the ground and plants during the hot arid day, the air mass above takes what moisture it does gather to the next mountain range, where the upslope process will create rain clouds and cause precipitation at the higher elevations and on the leeward side of said mountains.

Padding my post count too. Like I need to.

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So whats the weather lookin like for this weekend in the desert? Doorless and topless weather?????

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You forgot the most important part.....

So as the dry air passes over the area inland from the mountains, the hot dry air draws the moisture out of the soils making the area arid and dry. The arid and dry earth creates little to no plant life. The dry sand of the desert cannot store moisture or heat. So without the warm plants and warm ground during the cool night time darkness, no rising warm air into the cooler night air occurs to create clouds and rain through condensation.
As the moisture is drawn out of the ground and plants during the hot arid day, the air mass above takes what moisture it does gather to the next mountain range, where the upslope process will create rain clouds and cause precipitation at the higher elevations and on the leeward side of said mountains.

Padding my post count too. Like I need to.
well, I didn't want to give up all the details, if I did then you would not have ben able to add to it and this thread would not continue on its inevitable rise to 500 posts
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I am also in Chula Vista. are you having breakfast up north with the rest of the crowd??
Ya, I was planning on it. Were you going to meet for breakfast?
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well, I didn't want to give up all the details, if I did then you would not have ben able to add to it and this thread would not continue on its inevitable rise to 500 posts
You guys have a lot of padding to do if you want to get to 500 posts by Sunday.

What can I say? Just trying to help your cause!
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You guys have a lot of padding to do if you want to get to 500 posts by Sunday.

What can I say? Just trying to help your cause!
thanks for the help.
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thanks for the help.
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I'm excited.... got my rokmen upper JJ arms and upper JJ kit in so now I wont make terrible bushing noises out on the trail.
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So whats the weather lookin like for this weekend in the desert? Doorless and topless weather?????
From what I can tell from the weather channel reports, the highs should range from 68 through Julian up to 82 in the desert. It will be a little cooler in morning though. I am thinking about coming with half doors and no windows. Haven't decided though. I'll have to check with the boss to see if she's willing to take the wind to get up there. You know what I mean?
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My Jeep didn't pass emissions today. Fortunately I did a pretest only.
Now I have to make some changes to get it to pass. I pulled the venturis and cleaned them. It runs smoother but still high emissions. I might need a cat.
I may be trailering to the trail head if I can't get it smoged by Friday. The tags are paid current but they won't give me the sticker until I turn in the passed smog.
And with the way prop 23 didn't pass, it's going to get a lot worse next year. Lots of vehicles will be gross polluters under the new standards.
You should have voted yes on 23.

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I am debating the doors off as well. The top has to stay on to contain the animals in the back though. Again it depends on the boss and if she is willing to brave the cool wind in the morning
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As far as registering your jeep, you can just say you lost the sticker to one of your more emission friendly vehicles and pay to get another. Not saying it will work if you get pulled over, but it is all about smoke and mirrors isn't it?
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As far as registering your jeep, you can just say you lost the sticker to one of your more emission friendly vehicles and pay to get another. Not saying it will work if you get pulled over, but it is all about smoke and mirrors isn't it?
That would be lying AND illegal wouldn't it?

Nah. I know a guy that knows a guy whose cousin is married to this guy's sister who goes to the same tortillaria as this dude that's married to a guy's aunt that is the mother of the homie that can take care of it.

I'm just going to get it fixed or start my engine swap earlier than I thought. I can do the sixty day extension thing with a failed smog, then the referee will sign off on the Jeep with the new 4.3L FI engine.

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