Gallery Walk Questions about Climate
This material is replicated on a number of sites as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service Project
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University
State how the following atmospheric constituents water vapor, carbon dioxide, stratospheric ozone, clouds, and dust impact the earth system?
Draw a diagram (concept chart or picture) illustrating the impacts of the following pollutants chlorofluorocarbons, carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides, and particulates on global climate.
1. Consider these cities: City A, at 8000 ft. elevation, is located on the windward side of an island at 2° S near the middle of a large ocean. City B, at 44°N, is located on a 500 ft. plateau on the lee (downwind) side of a 14,000 ft. mountain range and is over 1000 miles from the nearest water body. Explain the climate of these cities relative to latitude, altitude, continentality, mountains.
2. Using the posted climograph, how is this location influenced by latitude, altitude, continentality, maritime influence, location relative to mountain bodies, cloud cover, location of offshore currents. Be sure to locate the station on the world map, which shows elevation, before answering this question.
1. Prepare a list of criteria for reducing the risk of heat related illness for inner city elderly. Prioritize the list and justify your rating.
2. Look the temperature patterns in the following U.S. climographs (see http://drought.unl.edu/DroughtBasics/WhatisClimatology/ClimographsforSelectedUSCities.aspx). Prioritize and explain how climate variables (like latitude, altitude, continentality, maritime influence, location relative to mountain bodies, cloud cover, location of offshore currents) contribute to annual temperature patterns. Be sure to locate the station on the world map, which shows elevation, before answering this question.
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