Lab_1_SP2020(WH) - ATMS 120 Spring 2020 Name and NetID William Henderson wh10(Please include a picture of your iCard Lab#1 Atmospheric Temperature

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ATMS 120: Spring 2020 Name and NetID: William Henderson wh10 (Please include a picture of your iCard.) Lab #1: Atmospheric Temperature and Pressure (35 points) These labs are designed to take you beyond what is taught in the lectures by applying what we have learned to new situations. These labs require calculations and you must show your work to earn credit. It is through the completion of these assignments that I am able to give you Quant II credit for this class. Finally, if you need help, please ask on the discussion boards! We are here to help! Do not be intimidated by these assignments, even if you haven’t taken a math class or used spreadsheet software, you can still earn very high grades. Just ask questions on the discussion boards. Copyright It is a violation of University Of Illinois Copyright Policy to upload any part of this document to a 3 rd party website. Part #1: Short Answer Questions 1. Which of the four layers of the atmosphere are defined by temperature inversions? 2. If Earth’s atmosphere was composed entirely of Nitrogen and Oxygen, would the globally averaged surface air temperature increase or decrease compared to our current globally averaged surface air temperature? 3. Rank the following gases in order of their concentration in Earth’s atmosphere from smallest to greatest. Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Water Vapor, Nitrogen, Hydrogen Carbon Dioxide,Hydrogen,Water Vapor,Oxygen,Nitrogen 4. Why does warm air rise over cold air? Cold air is dense then warm air which makes the warm air want to move into more space. What happens is that warm air will rise in parcels and the cold air will seep underneath it. 5. If the Earth’s tilt on it axis were to increase by 20 degrees, at what latitude would you find the Tropic of Cancer? The tropic of cancer would be found at a latitude of 43.5N because of the normal rotation that the tropic of cancer is at is 23.5N Seasons Complete the following tasks on the map below.

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