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INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121
Fall 2010
Section 05

DAILY OBJECTIVES
w All weather-tracking maps are due no later than today.

By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

WEATHER

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Correctly respond to the review questions on this page.

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  Make a sketch of a warm front and use it to explain why precipitation is associated with these fronts. 

w   Make a sketch of a cold front and use it to explain why precipitation is associated with these fronts. 


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  Using the attached data collection form, analyze the Tribune weather maps we assembled over the past 3-4 weeks.  Today we will focus on high and low pressure systems and their relation to fronts, wind, and precipitation.

Barometric Pressure

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Explain the meaning of air pressure / barometric pressure.

Forecasting

w   Here is today's weather map.  Use it to make predictions of temperature and precipitation for specific cities in the US.

 
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