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
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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:
• Addressed the items asked for (25%)
• 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.
Air and Atmosphere in Weather and Climate