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# HW #6 - AOS 100 Homework#6 1 A hockey puck is placed on a...

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AOS 100 Homework #6 1) A hockey puck is placed on a flat, infinite sheet of ice in the Southern Hemisphere. It is then given a slight push to the west. The sheet of ice is frictionless so that the speed of the puck after the push is constant. What horizontal force acts on the puck after the push? Describe (or draw) the path the puck takes after the push. Explain your description (or drawing). The Coriolis force acts to the right of motion (at right angles) in the N.Hemisphere. However, it works oppositely in the S.Hemisphere; it acts to the left of motion. In this question, a hockey puck is situated in the S.Hemisphere that it is not an exception to the Coriolis force. 2) Why is the surface wind always directed at some angle across the sea-level isobars toward lower pressure? Why is the surface wind directed across the sea-level isobars at a greater angle in Madison than over the middle of Lake Michigan? Because of friction, the surface wind always directed at some angle the sea-level isobars toward lower pressure.

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