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ATMO 324: Problem Set 1 ( due Sep. 12 ) Chapter 1: Introduction to the Climate System 1. (Hartman) Why is the annual cycle of surface temperature over land much larger than over the ocean? ( Figure 1.7 ) 2. (Hartman) If you are standing atop Mount Everest at 8848 m, about what fraction of mass of the atmosphere is below you? 3. (Hartman) If the atmosphere warmed up by 5 o C , would the atmospheric pressure at 5
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Unformatted text preview: km above sea level increase or decrease , and by approximately how much? ( Hint: Assume atmosphere is isothermal and in hydrostatic balance ) 4. (Hartman) Explain why the North Polar temperature inversion is present in winter but not in summer? ( Figure 1.4 ) 5. Estimate the change in sea level if the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets melt. List all assumptions that you make. (Use Table 1.4 )...
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ATMO 324-501/50 taught by Professor Saravanan during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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