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Unformatted text preview: Solutions to Homework from Exercises for Weather and Climate Lab. 1 EES 108: Earth and Atmosphere Question #1 Using the rule above, indicate the percentage of the atmosphere above and below each height in Table 11 Answer: Note that each height in the table is an exact multiple of 5.6 km . Height ( km ) % of atmosphere above % of atmosphere below 22.4 ( 1 / 2 ) 4 = 1 / 16 = 6.25% 93.75 16.8 ( 1 / 2 ) 3 = 1 / 8 = 12.5% 87.5 11.2 ( 1 / 2 ) 2 = 1 / 4 = 25.% 75. 5.6 ( 1 / 2 ) 1 = 1 / 2 = 50.% 50. Sea level = 100.% 0. Note: I have rounded off the numbers to two decimal places. geol 108 Answers for Homework from Lab. 1 Due Jan 19 Questiona #23 Use the data in table 11 to construct a graph. Add a pressure scale below the percent scale in your graph and label it Pressure (mb) Answer: 5 10 15 20 25 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 h e i g h t a b o v e s e a l e v e l ( k m ) percentage of atmosphere above 5 10 15 20 25 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 h e i g h t a b o v e s e a l e v e l ( k m ) press Question #4 Estimate the percentage of the atmosphere above and the total pressure for the three heights indicated. The height of a cruising jet (11.2 km) Answer: 11 . 2km / 5 . 6km = 2 , so the pressure around the jets will be about ( 1 / 2 ) 2 = 1 / 4 , or 25% the pressure at sea level, or 250 millibar....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course EES 108 taught by Professor Giligan during the Spring '11 term at Vanderbilt.
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