Geog101_Ex1 - SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY Department of...

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SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Geography & Human Environmental Studies Geog 101 Our Physical Environment Exercise 1: Plotting and interpreting temperature patterns Due: Thurs Feb 19th The objective of this exercise is to use observational data of surface air temperatures from around the Earth to interpret the major controls on temperature variability. Graphing and interpreting real world data is how much of the understanding of Earth systems has emerged. You will need to print this handout and grab a world map that shows lines of latitude and longitude (there are many in the textbook or online). Your graphs will plot temperature as a function of distance (in degrees) around Earth’s surface. The first graph is a north-south transect from pole to pole and the second graph is an east-west transect near the middle of the northern hemisphere. On a map of the world locate the 180°W line of longitude and follow it from the north to south poles. What is the name of the region of the world this line passes through?
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