Surface Obsevation Map

SurfaceObsevation Map

2Whatare thelinesof equalsea level pressurecalled?(2 pts.)Isobars. Iso meansequalandbarspressure.3.Labelthecenterof thehigh-pressureareaswith a large,blue“H” andthecenterof thelow-pressure areawith a largered “L”. (2 pts.)blueH in thediagramrepresentshigh-pressureareawhilered L representa low-pressure area4.Drawarrows around the“H” on your mapto indicatethewinddirection.Draw arrows around the“L” on your mapto indicateits winddirection.(2 pts.)Purplearrowsaround H representa clockwise movementof winddirectionwhilethoseon L representan anti-clockwise movementof wind.5.Shownin thefigureabove6. Usea fewsentencesto justifyyour placementof bothfronts.Makesureto mentionhowyouutilizedthesurfaceweathermapinformationto makeyoudecision(4 pts.).Coldfrontrefersto thetransitionbetween coldairto warmair.Thecoldairreplacesthewarm.I usedthedirectionof thewindto determinedirectionandtemperatureto differentiatebetween a warmregionandcoldregion.Coldairoriginatesfrom thenorthwest.Warmfrontrefersto thetransitionareawherewarmairreplacesthecoldair.Temperatureswerecrucialin determiningthisareaas ischaracterizedby a shiftof temperaturefrom highto low.Thesewindscomefrom thesoutheast.Part2 –1. Whatare thehighestpressureandthelowestpressureyoucan findon themap(includeunits)?(2 pts.)Highestpressure1024mbLowest pressure1008mb2. Which of theseareas(highpressureorlowpressure)should be experiencingthemostcloudcover?(2 pts.)Low-pressure zones,in a low-pressure areatheairrisecools,watervaporcondenseandformsclouds.Whilehigh-pressurezonesthewindstendto be lightandare descending,leadingto thereductionin theformationof cloud.3.Whereare theareaswith thelargestpressuregradient?(2 pts.)Thepressuregradientis thedifferencebetween highandlow-pressure zones.Highwindspeedcharacterizesareaswith a high-pressuregradient.Thusin themap,areaswith high-speedlevels representareaswith largepressuregradienta.Whatare typicalwindspeedsin theseareas?(1 pt.)High,highestpressuregradienthas thehighestwindspeed.Thespeedof windisdirectlyrelatedto thehigh-pressuregradient.b.Whatare theskycoverandcurrentweatherlike in theseareas?(1 pt.)Cloudcoverin themapis stratocumulus, characterizedby weakprecipitationandhigh-speedwinds4.Whatareais mostlikelyto experienceintenserainfallandwhy?(2 pts.)Low-pressure zonesas airrises,its vaporis condensedformscloudsandprecipitation,alsocharacterizedby densecloudcover.5.Whatareais mostlikelyto experiencelightprecipitationandwhy?(2 pts.)Areasof high-pressuregradient,becausethisareaiscoveredwith stratocumulus cloudthat producelightprecipitation6.Whatareais mostlikelyto experiencenoprecipitationandwhy?(2 pts.)High-pressurezonesare characterizedby clearskies3 to 7 knotsspeedsof thewindandlowtemperaturesthat descendreducingtheformationof rainfall.