WCP%202 - iii. In its elliptical orbit, the Earth is...

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ATMS 120A/ESES 120A Fall Semester 2009 Name: _____________________________ WCP #2: Seasons and Temperature Due: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 (Based on problems #1 and #3, p. 106 of textbook) Seasons A C B D 1. Examine the graphs above which show the average monthly temperature for 4 different cities. Examine the yearly temperature range and rank these cities from lowest latitude to highest latitude. Lowest Latitude _____, _____, _____, _____ Highest Latitude

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2. Above are two graphs that show average monthly temperature in Perth, Australia and Champaign, IL. Perth and Urbana are roughly the same distance away from the equator. i. What is the main reason why these two graphs look different? ii. Why might Perth have less variability in its yearly temperature range compared to Urbana? (Hint: you may want to look up a map of their locations on the web.)
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Unformatted text preview: iii. In its elliptical orbit, the Earth is closest to the sun in the beginning of January and farthest from the sun in the beginning of July and the difference in the distance is roughly 5 million kilometers. If the Earths orbit around the sun were made circular by bringing it closer to the sun in July and farther away in January, what would happen to (circle one) 1. The average temperature in June, July and August in Champaign, IL? (colder; stay the same; warmer) 2. The average temperature in June, July and August in Perth, Australia? (colder; stay the same; warmer) 3. The average temperature in December, January and February in Champaign, IL? (colder; stay the same; warmer) 4. The average temperature in December, January and February in Perth, Australia? (colder; stay the same; warmer) 2...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2009 for the course ATMOS 120 taught by Professor Charlevoix-romine during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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WCP%202 - iii. In its elliptical orbit, the Earth is...

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