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Lab Report Format for Meteorology Lab

Title: Meteorology Lab

Introduction:

You will be required to collect hourly weather data for one day. Once you have collected 24 hours worth of weather data, you will create surface weather station models of the data. Then, you will graph some of the weather data to draw conclusions about the relationships between the data. Finally, you will write a laboratory report of your results.

Objective:

The objective of this lab assignment is to determine how we can use weather data to predict the weather.

Problem: 

How can we use the relationships among weather data to produce a forecast?

Materials and Procedures:

Use the National Weather Service site to choose a location for your hourly observations. All 24 hours are already recorded and data can be transferred into chart.

Data and Observations:

Part I: Record all 24 hour weather data for your location. Please fill in all data below using the data from the National Weather Service site. Be sure to include the date and location for your data. (26 points)

|WEATHER DATA - Location:       Date:       |

|Time of Day |Temperature |Air Pressure |Humidity |Cloud Cover |Wind Speed |Dew Point (F°)|(Additional |

| |(F°) | | | |and Direction | |Weather Data) |

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|Weather Data (cont.) |

|Time of Day |Temperature |Air Pressure |Humidity |Cloud Cover |Wind Speed |Dew Point (F°)|(Additional |

| |(F°) | | | |and Direction | |Weather Data) |

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Part II: Use the diagram below to record your surface weather data collected for 4 AM and 4 PM (24 points)

DAY: 4 AM

1. Temperature      

2. Dew Point      

3. Barometric Pressure      

4. Wind Direction

5. Wind Speed      

6. Cloud Cover

NIGHT: 4 PM

1. Temperature      

2. Dew Point      

3. Barometric Pressure      

4. Wind Direction

5. Wind Speed      

6. Cloud Cover

Part III: Creating Graphs (30 points)

1. Using the Weather Data from the chart construct a line graph using Temperature on the X axis and Dew Point for the Y axis. Be sure to include units and add titles to the graphs. Use the following website to make an easy line graph: . Once your graph is created please copy and paste the shared URL in the space below.

Example:

     

2. Using the Weather Data from the chart construct a second line graph using Time on the X axis and Air Pressure for the Y axis. Be sure to include units and add titles to the graphs. Use the following website to make an easy line graph: . Once your graph is created please copy and paste the shared URL in the space below.

Example:

     

Analysis and Conclusions: (8 points)

In your own words, write an analysis of the weather that occurred on the day you selected, based on the surface weather station models you created.

     

Reflection Questions: (12 Points)

1. What did you learn about weather forecasting by completing the activity?      

2. In your own words, how are weather data used to make forecasts?      

3. In your own words, what is the relationship between temperature, dew point temperature, and air pressure?      

4. What are some other things you would like to learn about the weather?      

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