# WCP%20%209 - the tree. Your trees canopy is circular and...

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

ATMS 120A/ESES 120A Fall Semester 2009 Name: _____________________________ Weekly Challenge Problem #9: Ice Storms Due: Tues. Dec 1, 2009 (Modified from Exercise 12.3) Assume that a medium-size tree in your backyard weighs 1 ton. An early November extratropical cyclone passes your area and produces a local ice storm. Your tree has not yet lost its leaves, and has a full canopy. Assume that all the rain freezes to the canopy of
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: the tree. Your trees canopy is circular and has a radius of 5 meters. 1 centimeter (0.01 meter or 0.4 inches) of rain falls during the storm. What percentage of the trees original weight is added to it by the accumulation of ice on its canopy? Show how you arrived at your answer. Useful numbers: Density of water = 1000 kilograms per cubic meter 1 ton = 2000 lbs = 908 kilograms...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online