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Joseph Faria-Poynter EARTHSS 1 Professor Ferguson November 4, 2020 2020 ESS 1 Discussion 5: Atmospheric pressure mapsThis assignment is designed to help you understand and interpret pressure (isobar) maps because this is a topic which many students struggle with each year. The map below shows the forecast for Thursday 7thMay 2020. The isobars are plotted in mb.a) On the map above examine the isobars (labeled in mb) and identify whether locations X, Y and Z are centers of high or low pressure. Low b) How can you tell where the greatest pressure gradient is on the map and so where it will be windiest?

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