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ATMS 120 FA2014 Snodgrass

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Seasons
1. Examine the graph above, which show the average monthl high temperat!re "or 4
di""erent cities# Examine the earl temperat!re range and ran$ these cities "rom lowest
latit!de to highest latit!de#
%ighest &atit!de ''''', ''''', ''''', ''''' &owest &atit!de
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ATMS 120 FA2014 Snodgrass
2. (sing a thick, solid line, draw in the pro"ile o" the average monthl high temperat!re "or
)hampaign on the graph on the bottom o" the previo!s page# *o! can "ind the data "or
this graph here+ http+,,www#weather#com,weather,wxclimatolog,monthl,graph,-1.21
3. /n this same graph, draw a long dashed line to represent the monthl average high
temperat!re as i" )hampaign were in the So!thern %emisphere#
4. /n the same graph, draw a short dashed line to represent the monthl average high as i"
)hampaign were located near the coast o" a large ocean, in the 0orthern %emisphere#
(Assume the weather moves from the ocean onto the land like the west coast of the US.)
5. 1n its elliptical orbit, the Earth is closest to the s!n in the beginning o" 2an!ar and
"arthest "rom the s!n in the beginning o" 2!l and the di""erence in the distance is ro!ghl
3 million $ilometers# 1" the Earth4s orbit aro!nd the s!n were made circ!lar b bringing it
closer to the s!n in 2!l and "arther awa in 2an!ar, what wo!ld happen to5
a# The average temperat!re in 2!ne, 2!l and A!g!st in )hampaign, 1&6
colder; sta the same; warmer (circle one)
b# The average temperat!re in 2!ne, 2!l and A!g!st in 7erth, A!stralia6
colder; sta the same; warmer (circle one)
c# The average temperat!re in 8ecember, 2an!ar and Febr!ar in )hampaign, 1&6
colder; sta the same; warmer (circle one)
d# The average temperat!re in 8ecember, 2an!ar and Febr!ar in 7erth, A!stralia6
colder; sta the same; warmer (circle one)
!ress"re
#. &ast ear, 1 "lew "rom )hampaign to 8allas, T9 on a regional :et# ;hen we too$ o"", the
"light attendant gave me a bag o" potato chips as a snac$# 1 noticed that at ta$eo"" the bag
o" chips was nearl completel in"lated with air <and some chips=# As we too$ o"", the
press!re dropped in the :et "rom 10>0 mb down to ?.0 mb@ /nce we reached o!r
cr!sining altit!de 1 watched m chips closel waiting "or the inevitable to happen# $hat
e%ent"all ha&&ened to m 'ag o( chi&s and wh did it ha&&en) (The picture below
is what the chips looked like on takeoff.)
*. The s!r"ace press!re on Earth is 14#? lbs,in
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<po!nds per sA!are inch=# %ow m!ch does
the atmosphere weigh above Assembl %all6 From above, Assembl %all is 400 "oot in
diameter circle# (Hint: Find the circular area of the dome of Assembly Hall first.)
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