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## How many inches of mercury is 1000 millibars equivalent to?

Air and Atmosphere in Weather and Climate
Part 1: Discuss any one of the following and respond to at least two classmates’ posts according to the Discussion instructions above and the Discussion grading rubric.
1. What are the different values for “standard sea level pressure” (in units of: pounds per square inch, millibars, inches of mercury, centimeters of mercury)?
2. What are altitude pressure corrections for “sea level pressure” on surface pressure maps? Why are these corrections necessary?
3. How many millibars is 30.00 inches of mercury equivalent to?
4. How many inches of mercury is 1000 millibars equivalent to?
5. How are surface wind speeds & directions connected to the “isobar” patterns in surface weather maps?
6. How are upper-air wind speeds & directions connected to the “isoheight” patterns in upper-air weather maps?
7. What is the “Coriolis Effect”? What causes it?
8. What factors influence the strength of the Coriolis Effect?
9. Can this “effect” also be referred to as a “force”?
10. Does the Coriolis Effect cause toilets to drain in a certain direction in the northern hemisphere, while causing toilets to drain in the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere?
1. Coriolis Effect. The Coriolis effect plays a significant role in weather across the globe. Upon a successful understanding of the Coriolis effect, the mystery of wind patterns is easier to decipher. Hyperlink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mec3vgeaI&nohtml5=False
2. Global Atmospheric Circulation. In this short, 2:24 miniute video, learn how the wind bands of our planet are created. Hyperlink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye45DGkqUkE&feature=youtu.be
Part 2: Instructions
Formal writing assignments will be typed double-spaced and in 12-point font.
I am not looking for a specific minimum or maximum length, but you should be thorough in your discussions, and be able to show that you understand the important concepts brought out in the lessons. (Do not treat the Writing Assignments as fill-in-the-blank questions — obviously, writings consisting of only 2 or 3 sentences will be given an ‘Unsatisfactory’ score).
Do not use contractions (such as can’t, doesn’t, isn’t, it’s, etc.) in a formal writing assignment. Each of the writing assignment topics should be answered with more than just a single paragraph.
Be sure you properly cite & list all references in APA format. References include the textbook, any web sites, journals, etc. FAILURE TO CITE REFERENCES AND LIST REFERENCES WILL RESULT IN A SCORE OF ZERO for that assignment and a possible charge of plagiarism. Citing of references is done within the body of the paper, and the listing of references is at the end of the paper. You are required to use more than just a single source reference.
Before submitting your assignment, double check to ensure that you have properly cited and listed references in APA format. If you note that you have no reference citations in the body of your paper, go back and properly cite your references. Reference citations are absolutely expected within the body of your paper.
And finally, do not forget to properly cite and list your references in APA format.
Writing assignments will be scored according to the following criteria:
• Accuracy & completeness of ideas (25%)
• Proper grammar, clarity and organization of material (25%)
• Proper citing & listing of references in APA format (25%)
Any writing assignments submitted after the deadline automatically receives a score of zero.
Be sure to cite and list your references in APA format — citing and listing of references are absolutely expected in the writing assignments. Assignments without the citing and listing of references will receive a zero.
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The Coriolis Effect
Discuss the Coriolis Effect. In your paper include the following:
– What causes the Coriolis Effect?
– The different factors affecting the Coriolis Effect,
– Can the Coriolis Effect also be referred to as a “force”?
– Practical atmospheric or oceanic results of the Coriolis Effect.

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## Assignment expectations

For the following Case Assignment, you will write an essay describing a disease/disorder that affects the Integumentary System (hair, skin, or nails). Your essay should be from 2 to 3 pages in length (in addition to a cover page and reference page). You may select one disorder from the resources below or research another condition that affects the Integumentary System. Be sure the disorder directly affects structure(s) of the Integumentary System. Also, provide an image of your chosen disorder. Discuss how the disease affects each of these major functions of the skin: protection, thermoregulation, sensation, absorption/excretion, and immune regulation.
Case Assignment
Step 1: Watch the interactive video on the Integumentary System by Wisc-Online. You may also want to explore the National Institutes of Health link below for example conditions that affect the Integumentary System.
Liang, B. (n.d.). Skin and the integumentary system [Video file]. Wisc-Online. Retrieved from https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/career-clusters/health-science/ap12204/skin-and-the-integumentary-system
Step 2: Select a disease/disorder that affects any or all structures within the Integumentary System.
Step 3: Provide an image illustrating the disorder (describe this image and provide a citation)
Step 4: Discuss the impact of the disorder on these major skin functions: protection, thermoregulation, sensation, absorption/excretion and immune regulation.
Assignment Expectations
Organize this essay assignment using subtitles that summarize the topics described above. For example, Disorder Introduction, Effects on Protection, etc.
Your essay should be approximately 2-3 pages. Use APA formatting for your essay. Pages should have 1-inch margins, and text should be in 12-point type and double-spaced. Include a title page, an introduction, subtitles with answers to the questions, and a concluding paragraph. Remember to include in-text citations within the body of the essay referencing your resources (e.g., Murray, 2014). Also, be sure to include a reference section at the end of your assignment listing all the resources you used to complete your essay, such as required readings and any additional resources.
See the Trident guide to APA Style, 7th edition.
Direct quotes should be limited and must be designated by quotation marks. Paraphrased ideas must give credit to the original author, for example (Murray, 2014).

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## Provide at the end, a listing of any references used.

This project has you researching an Earth Scientist (areas of Oceanography, Geology, Meteorology), and posting the information in the ‘Discussions’ area -> ‘Earth Scientist Spotlights’
You are encouraged to choose scientists from all different backgrounds. You will include information about the scientist’s: background, education, significant contributions to Earth Science, & any recognitions. You should write at least a couple of paragraphs worth of information.
Try to choose scientists different from any who have already been posted by classmates. Provide at the end, a listing of any references used. (Since this is more of a discussion than a formal assignment, formal APA formatting is not required).
Follow the format for the spotlights written for Eugenia Kalnay, Marshall Shepherd, Dawn Wright, & Fridtjof Nansen.
You may comment on others’ postings (optional).
You will be graded equally on:
– include all items requested
– organization & proper grammar
– completeness
Some suggestions include the following Earth Scientists (plus you should readily be able to find many others):
– Charles E. Anderson
– June June Bacon-Bercey
– Bob Ballard
– Rufus Catchings
– Sylvia Earle
– Ted Fujita
– Ashanti Johnson
– Eugenia Kalnay
– Inge Lehmann
– Syukuro Manabe
– Fridtjof Nansen
– Gemma Narisma
– Raymundo Punongbayan
– Marshall Shepherd
– Kathy Sullivan
– Marie Tharp
– Dawn Wright