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Name___________________________________________________________ Dynamics of the Atmosphere 11:670:324 Spring 2010 Dr. Anthony J. Broccoli Hourly Exam #2 April 9, 2010 Unless otherwise noted, please answer each of the following questions in the blue book. Read each question very carefully before formulating your answer. Show intermediate steps in any calculations or mathematical manipulations. 1. In this question you will be scaling some terms from the momentum equations for large-scale midlatitude weather systems. Assume that a typical value for horizontal wind speed is 10 m s -1 , a typical value for vertical wind speed is 0.01 m s -1 , and a typical horizontal size of a midlatitude weather system is 1000 km. Since you are only scaling these terms to the nearest order of magnitude, assume that the radius of the earth is 10 7 m. Please compute the approximate magnitude of each one of these terms, giving your answer in SI units. Please show your work . (6 points)
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