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hw308 - Total points 100 ATOC 1060-001 Homework#3 Due...

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1 Total points: 100 ATOC 1060-001 Homework #3 Due Tuesday Oct 28, 2008 INSTRUCTIONS: Make sure that you answer all of the questions for maximum credit. Use appropriate units on all numerical answers and answer non-numerical questions with complete sentences. Please write neatly when completing this assignment – if we can’t read your answer you will not get credit for it. 1. 1a) Draw a graph showing the variation of incoming solar energy and outgoing infrared radiation with latitude (5pts), and indicate the regions of energy surplus and energy deficit. (3pts) 1b) Explain why the latitudinal distribution of energy surplus and energy deficit is important for atmospheric circulation. (4pts) 2. 2a) Use a schematic diagram to describe Hadley cells. (4pts) 2b) Why do the Hadley circulations change seasonally? (3pts) 2c) How are the tropical northeasterly trades and southeasterly trades formed? (3pts) 3. 3a) Assume Figure 1a shows the surface pressure distribution in middle latitude, which includes the state of Colorado. Point A represents Boulder, Colorado. Assume the
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