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6/25/2020 Chapter 9 Mastering Activities 1/14 Chapter 9 Mastering Activities Due: 11:59pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 You will receive no credit for items you complete after the assignment is due. Grading Policy Encounter Meteorology: Fronts (Multiple Choice) Exploration 18 – Fronts This Exploration will help you visualize and investigate key topics using Google Earth Pro™ for desktop computers. 1. Open the Google Earth Pro .kmz file for this item . 2. In the Places panel on the left, expand the Temporary Places folder. 3. Return to this Mastering screen and follow the instructions in the yellow on the right. Having trouble navigating this Exploration in Google Earth Pro? Visit the Help section . Don’t have Google Earth Pro yet? Download and install the latest version of Google Earth Pro for desktop here . Introduction: The movement of air masses and the rotation of air associated with high- and low-pressure cells create the dynamics we associate with mid-latitude cyclones. As these storm systems develop, the movement of warm air into cool air or cold air into warm air produces the frontal boundaries that bring precipitation, temperature changes, humidity changes, and wind shifts at the surface. This Exploration examines the air mass boundaries associated with mid-latitude cyclones by using temperature, wind direction, and associated precipitation patterns to identify fronts. Instructions for all Parts 1. Make sure you have opened the KMZ file from the blue box on the left. 2. From the Places panel, open 18. Fronts.kmz . Instructions for Part A-B: 1. Turn on and double-click the Cold Front layer. This layer, from the Physical Sciences Division of NOAA’s Earth Systems Research Laboratory, shows the recorded air temperatures in degrees Celsius at 1200 UTC on April 15, 1994. The isotherm interval is 2.5 degrees. 2. Examine the temperature patterns displayed on the Cold Front layer, noting the locations where the transition between cooler and warmer air is most pronounced. These are possible locations for frontal boundaries. Part A A line between which pair of cities best approximates the location of the cold front boundary on the Cold Front layer? Hint 1. Given the low-pressure cell was centered over Wisconsin, where would you expect to find the frontal boundaries? ANSWER: Correct Correct. Temperatures are warmer to the east and south of the line between these cities and cooler to the north and west, a typical pattern for cold fronts associated with mid-latitude cyclones in North America. Instructions for Part B: 1. Turn on and double-click the Mid-latitude Cyclone Map layer. The graphics in this layer illustrate the hypothetical location of fronts around the low pressure center of a mature springtime mid-latitude cyclone.
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