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1) Wichita, Kanas is located at 3742N and San Francisco, California is at 3745N. Are the similar means but

different ranges caused by differences in latitude? Explain why latitude is or is not the important factor.


2) Wichita's alititude is 395 meters and San Francisco's is 16 meters. The general rule of thumb is: Mean temperature will decrease by about 2 degrees every 1000 meters and ranger in temperature will be larger for places near sea level and smaller for places at higher elevation.  Does this fit the pattern for Wichitas and San Francisco's means and ranges? In other words, are the similar means but different ranges caused by significant differences in elevation? Explain why altitude is or is not the important factor?

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1.Wichita Kansas is located at 37 o 42' N and San Francisco is located at 37 o 45' N. The latitude is not an... View the full answer

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