Web Quest: U by Ax2YAZF

VIEWS: 7 PAGES: 2

									Name ________________________________ Period ___ Date ______________


Web Quest: U.S. Cities & Climate Factors
On the Royal High School’s Library’s Homepage at:
http://www.rhs.simi.k12.ca.us/RHSLibrary/RHSLibrary.html
Click on –Science
              -Earth & Space Science
                  -Climate/Weather/Meteorology
                      -Climates of the World: World Climate Zones
                          -North America
                             -United States
                                -California Weather
                                     -San Diego Weather

1. Record in the table the Average temperatures for January through December.
Jan    Feb      Mar      Apr    May Jun        Jul      Aug     Sept Oct      Nov        Dec


2. Search the Internet for San Diego’s latitude. _________

 Go back to U.S. Cities and click on Texas weather, now click n Dallas-Ft. Worth
 weather.
 3. Do the same procedure that you did in problem 1 with Dallas’s temperatures.
Jan    Feb     Mar      Apr      May Jun        Jul    Aug      Sept Oct       Nov       Dec


4. Search the Internet for Dallas-Ft Worth’s latitude. ___________
5. How do San Diego’s and Dallas’s latitudes compare?

6. If the latitudes are similar then why is there such a difference in their average
   temperatures?


 7. Now click on Houston, Texas weather and record data as above.
Jan   Feb      Mar    Apr    May Jun         Jul     Aug     Sept         Oct      Nov   Dec

The latitude and longitude for Houston Texas is 29oN and 95oW.

 8. Click now on Nebraska Weather and Omaha (north) weather and record data.
Jan     Feb    Mar    Apr   May Jun       Jul      Aug    Sept Oct         Nov           Dec

The latitude and longitude for Omaha, Nebraska is 41oN and 95oW.

9. Why is the temperature (averages) so much different between these two cities that
   have nearly identical longitudes?
Name ________________________________ Period ___ Date ______________


 10. Now go to Arizona Weather and click on Phoenix and record data.
Jan    Feb     Mar     Apr    May Jun         Jul    Aug     Sept Oct            Nov     Dec



 11. Go back to Arizona weather and click on Flagstaff and record data.
Jan     Feb     Mar    Apr     May Jun         Jul      Aug     Sept Oct         Nov     Dec


12. What climatic factor would cause a difference in these two Arizona cities?


13. How does latitude affect climate?


14. How does elevation affect climate?


15. How do mountains affect climate?


16. How do large bodies of water affect climate?

Now go back to Weather and Meteorology Main Topics and click on Global Climates.

17. What two marine west coast cities are being compared? ___________________ and
    ________________________
18. What city gets more precipitation? __________________________

Bonus Question: How many inches of rain fall in a year in the city in question #18?
Remember there are 2.54 centimeters in 1 inch. Please show your work.




Bonus Extension Activity (to be done after assigned work is done): Input Data from
above into Excel program and create line graphs for each data pair. This means there
should be two lines on each graph that you do. You can have up to three graphs, but
make sure that the graphs are on three different pages and that they are labeled and
identified correctly. If you are having printer problems email the pages to Mr. Hixon.

								
To top