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"Operational Weather Analysis" Exercise

Geostrphic/Gradient Wind Answer

Answer to Question 1

Compare the wind speed at the following locations and indicate which location would have the faster wind speed based on geostrophhic/gradient wind considerations.

  • Oklahoma or North Carolina
  • Minnesota or New York
  • Southern California or Arkansas
  • Answer to Question 2

    What would the wind direction be at the following locations:

  • Oregon - southwest winds
  • North Dakota - northwest winds
  • South Carolina - west winds
  • Nova Scotia - south southwest winds
  • New Mexico - undefined (center of high)
  • Remember: wind direction is the direction from which the wind blows.

    500 mb Chart Answer

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    last updated on 5/15/12