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• Wind Patterns Lab Report

To see the similarities and differences between wind patterns in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres alongside with explaining the major wind belts. Material: • Map of North America with longitude and latitude • Drawing compass Procedure: 1. View the map from the lab given. The map represents the barometric pressures at 5000 feet in North America on a precise day in February. 2. Use the Web to get another map of North America that covers the same approximate area shown in the map given in the lab and is noted with latitude and longitude. Keep in mind at mid-latitudes, one degree of latitude is approximately 60 nautical miles. 3. Note that there is a knot is a nautical mile per hour. There are 6076.115 feet in a nautical mile (versus 5280 feet in a statute mile). This means 1 knot is faster by a factor of (6076.115/5280) or 1.15. 4. Use the representation given in lab to fill in the isobars and specify the direction of air movement a high and low-pressure area perceived on the map. Data: Map from lap showing wind pressure and knots. Map showing latitude and longitude for calculations. Calculations: From Nova…

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• Introduction To Cosmography Essay

Cosmography is the study of the known world and its place in the cosmos. This study played a significant role in our understanding of how the New World was discovered. In 1506, two men by the names of Matthias Ringmann and Martin Waldseemüller, collaborated together on a magnificent map that depicted something no one had ever seen before. Through the descriptive letters from a Florentine merchant, Amerigo Vespucci, Ringmann and Waldseemüller were able to formulate a textbook titled, Introduction…

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• Bubble Maps

In the article entitled “Map It Then Write It!” by Kimberly Lott and Sylvia Read, I learned a lot about how beneficial mapping can be before a student begins to write about a certain topic. “Primary students have many options for graphic organizers to help develop writing skills in science” (Lott and Read, 46). This quote from the article really seems to sum up what the article was about because children have so many opportunities to use mapping to make their writing better, especially since…

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• Geography Quiz Answers

1___Scale is a geographic tool for creating and interpreting maps. Scale also has a broader meaning for geographers, as the relationship between any phenomenon and Earth as a whole. 2___A region is an area characterized by a unique combination of features. 3___A formal region is an area within which everyone has one or more distinctive characteristics in common, whereas A functional region is an area organized around a node or focal point. 4___An example of a functional region is the…

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• Isaac's Storm Summary

“Isaac’s Storm”, by Erik Larson, is a non-fiction historical narrative about the 1900 Galveston, Texas hurricane, “the most lethal hurricane this country has ever known. So far.” (www.washingtonpost.com) 1 In the book, Larson tells the story of Isaac Cline, the chief weather observer assigned to the Galveston, Texas weather station from 1891 to 1901. Mr. Larson, is a former “staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, and later a contributing writer for Time Magazine [who] has written articles…

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• The Negative Effects Of Climate Change

The warming trend that is associated with climate change could have enormous consequences economically. Eventually, disruptions caused by weather and other factors could lead to lost work and school days, which directly translates to a decrease in trade, transportation, agriculture, and tourism (“Climate Hot Map”). Many localized economies that are dependent upon tourism would be crippled, as air travel delays would slowly cause a decline in vacationing. Power outages and traffic would be more…

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• Satellite Imagery And Meteorology

imagery has influenced the way we monitor, map, plan and preserve our world, as well as how we perceive our universe. This study hopes to discuss the major changes satellite imagery has had on archeology, meteorology, and political or military surveillance. It will also include a brief discussion at the end of each topic where applicable, involving the impact Satellite Imagery has had on the welfare of the populace, urban development, the economy and what would be lost without the technology.…

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• Map Of Africa Title Analysis

Maps serve as powerful objects that can change the way viewers think or perceive the world. When maps contain lies, people can be led into a false sense of belief. A New Map of Africa from the Latest Authorities, was created by cartographer John Cary- a former apprentice of William Palmer- reinforces this idea. The map was created in 1805, at the height of European colonization and exploration of Africa. Most explorers were not familiar with Africa’s landscape while undertaking these long…

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• Edible Bird Nest Case Study

2.4 Quality of Edible Bird Nest Since the process of harvesting EBN is often painstaking and dangerous, the technique of harvesting the EBN will be influenced by the cave site and the height above ground or water bed thus the quality of the EBN are influence by how is the EBN are harvested (Leh, 2001; Marcone, 2005). Human harvest the EBN three times per year and each harvest are on the different weather which is the first period is on January to April, second period is on May to August and the…

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• Thematic Mapping History

Albane Valenzuela History 95N Thematic Maps and Maps as Products: A Social Story All maps tell stories that have either shaped or were shaped by history. During the age of exploration and discovery, cartography was primarily a political enterprise that helped the state assert its colonial and imperial endeavors by drawing the boundaries of newly claimed territories. Gradually, these topographic maps evolved into more specific, accessible objects. The numerous social,…

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