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

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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
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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...
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