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Quiz #1 Study Guide Station Model Notation- When reading pressure values off a map you must remember to add a 9 or 10 and a decimal point. For example, 138 could be either 913.8 or 1013.8 mb. You pick the value that falls between 950.0 mb and 1050.0 mb (so 1013.8 mb would be the correct value, 913.8 mb would be too low). The pressure measurements are all corrected to sea level altitude to remove the effects of altitude. If this were not done large differences in pressure at different cities at different altitudes would completely hide the smaller horizontal changes.
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Surface Weather Maps Another important piece of information that is included on a surface weather map is the time the observations were collected. We covered this very briefly in class. Time on a surface map is converted to a universally agreed upon time zone called Universal Time (or Greenwich Mean Time, or Zulu time). That is the time at 0 degrees longitude. There is a 7 hour time zone difference between Tucson (Mountain Standard Time year round) and Universal Time. You must add 7 hours to the time in
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