Macroscale and Mesoscale Climatology Basics Questions
world_clim.pdf (862.303 KB)
weather_climate_time_scales.pdf (54.283 KB)
Click on the link to go to Lab 3: Climatology Basics. Please print out the handouts before lab.
You will be answering the following questions at the end of the lab and filling out the handouts as you go.
Part 1: Macroscale
Use the information given in the text, graphics, Moving Heat interactive
and videos in this section to answer the following questions. Use the notes that you took on your world climate map and weather and climate timescale chart. Whenever possible, give specific examples. For more in-depth information, view the Climate Reanalyzer site described in the optional extensions below.
Describe the global patterns of motion of the atmosphere and ocean. List specific examples of global climate drivers.
What do the atmosphere and ocean currents transport?
Explain how the ocean and atmosphere are interconnected.
How would Earth’s weather and climate be different if these currents of air and water did not exist?
Part 2: Mesoscale
Go to the Climate Reanalyzer link and answer the following questions:
What is the daily average temperature for today?
What is a temperature anomaly? What is the temperature anomaly for the northern hemisphere?
Click on “Sea Surface Temperature”. Do the sea surface temperature and average temperature match? Why or why not?
Does the “Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly” show an above or below average sea surface temperature for the Northern Hemisphere? What about the rest of the world?
Part 3: Microscale
Go to The Weather Underground and answer the following questions:
What is today’s high and low temperature?
What is the chance for precipitation?
Is it forecasted to be warmer or cooler than yesturday?
Environmental Toxins Discussion
I’m working on a Environmental Science exercise and need support.
Toxins can be divided into categories based on their potential harm to humans.
Carcinogens are substances known to cause cancer.
Endocrine disruptors are agents that bind with hormones, blocking their normal function.
Teratogens are agents that cause malformation of a fetus through the mother.
Toxicologists are scientists that study toxins and determine if they have any harmful effects on the environment or the human body. Toxicologists often describe toxins as either hazardous or poisonous. Hazardous substances are substances having the capacity to do harm. Poisonous substances are able to kill, injure, or impair living things with a small dose.
In a brief paragraph, summarize the toxin you will be discussing in your paper. Address why you feel this toxin is important to know about, how individuals might come in contact with it, and any other information you think the public should be aware of.