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Summative Assessment: Hadley Cells and the Orographic Effect
It is important that you read the entire module carefully prior to beginning this assignment. Although they may not be required (depending on what your instructor has assigned), you will find the Formative Assessments in the module very helpful to help prepare you for this lab. This lab will be completed in class (blended class) or at home (online class).
Submitting Your Lab
If you are taking this as a blended class, you will be working on this lab in class and handing it in at the end of the session.
Scoring and Rubric
Your summative assessment grade will be based on a possible 100 points using the grading rubric below. How many points you earn out of the total possible for each item will be determined by how completely the item is addressed in your submission.
|Part I. Relative Humidity||-|
|1. Plot (points A, B, and C correctly plotted)||15|
|2. Path from A to B to C is shown correctly||10|
|2. Calculations (relative humidity calculated correctly for A, B, and C)||15|
|Part II. The Western US and California||-|
|1. Topographic Profile (all points plotted correctly and neatly)||15|
|2. Annual Precipitation (all points plotted correctly and neatly)||15|
|3. Interpretation of Data (must explain answers to receive full credit)||15|
|4. Western US Map (four major ranges located correctly; regions of high, moderate, and low precip. shown correctly)||15|