This laboratory exercise is a virtual one in which you will explore concepts related to global climate, including how the greenhouse effect works, the effects of albedo on surface temperature, and the impacts of melting glacier and sea ice on sea level. Before you begin, please review SCI207 – The Scientific Method (Links to an external site.) presentation video. When you have finished, please access the Climate Change Virtual Lab here. The Process Complete the virtual lab activities as indicated. Along the way, be sure to print/save all graphs that you generate. When you have completed the lab, print/save your Lab Notebook. Use this Lab Notebook as a resource to complete the Lab Report Template. Transfer any answers and visual elements from your Lab Notebook into the Lab Report Template. For one section of the template, on Sources of Error in the lab activity, you will can simply copy that paragraph directly from your Lab Notebook. You will submit the Lab Report Template only through Waypoint in the classroom. The Assignment Make sure to complete all of the following items before submission: Before you begin the assignment review SCI207 – The Scientific Method (Links to an external site.) presentation video. Complete all activities in the virtual lab. Print/save all graphs to paste into your lab report. Print/save a copy of your completed Lab Notebook. Use your Lab Notebook as a resource to complete the Lab Report Template Download Lab Report Template.
The Process Take the required photos and complete all parts of the lab assignment (calculations, data tables, etc.). Use the Lab Worksheet Download Lab Worksheet, as a resource to complete the Lab Report Template Download Lab Report Template. Transfer any answers and visual elements from the Lab Worksheet into the Lab Report Template. You will submit the Lab Report Template through Waypoint in the classroom. The Assignment Make sure to complete all of the following items before submission: Before you begin the assignment, read the Ground and Surface Water Interactions investigation manual Download Ground and Surface Water Interactions investigation manual; you also may wish to review SCI207 – The Scientific Method (Links to an external site.) presentation video. Complete all activities using the materials that you supply. Photograph each activity following these instructions: When taking lab photos, you need to include in each image a strip of paper with your name and the date clearly written on it. Use the Lab Worksheet Download Lab Worksheetas a resource to complete the Lab Report Template Download Lab Report Template. Must use at least two credible sources outside of the textbook and lab manual.
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Learning Goal: I’m working on a environmental science multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.For the mid-latitude cyclone over the US Great Lakes region of the United States:Analyze each chart, and apply the conceptual model of a developing mid-latitude cyclone (presented in the Module 7 Wx Basics lesson), to identify and describe the presence of visual indicators supporting that the mid-latitude cyclone is in the development stages. For your submission, describe a total of four indicators, one from each of the weather maps provided.https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/s…https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/s…https://www.spc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin-spc/getuadata.pl?…https://www.spc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin-spc/getuadata.pl?…In formulating your discussion, use terminology and descriptions appropriate to and in line with the processes involved in mid-latitude cyclone development to: Identify the visual indicator.
State on which of the maps the indicator is found. For indicators on the upper-level maps, also include the relative location of the indicator with respect to the surface low-pressure center (the location of the surface low-pressure center is annotated on each upper-level map with an “L”).
Concisely describe the specific visual evidence of the indicator on the map.
Concisely explain how the indicator is promoting the development of the mid-latitude cyclone.
reference in APA format. 200-250 words per answer
Learning Goal: I’m working on a environmental science multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Choose TWO questions – one from each question set below – to answer*.
Use mainly course resources – textbook readings and module lesson content – to develop your answers, vs. doing an internet search. Regardless of the source, provide references for the information used in formulating your answers.
Place your answers within a separate document that includes your name at the top. Number each answer to clearly indicate which question is being answered. (e.g., Question A1). DO NOT include the question statements in the document.
Your answers will be scored on completeness, correctness, clarity, and conciseness, and the degree of synthesis and application of the related concepts, not on how many words they contain. More is not necessarily better!*Question Set A: Weather Applications in Everyday LifeYou live in the central United States and are deciding whether to take a summer vacation on a beach in Monterey, California (along the central US west coast) or Virginia Beach, Virginia (along the central US east coast). Qualitatively (i.e., with descriptive words, not numerical values) compare the typical summer weather conditions and ocean temperatures at each location, as information for making a decision on which location would have the most enjoyable conditions for typical beach activities. In your comparison of weather conditions, specifically address differences in air temperature, humidity, and precipitation chances. Synthesize and apply related concepts from Module 6 to support your answers.
On a typical summer day somewhere in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, you are planning a bike ride starting around 10 am, going from a valley and ascending 3000 feet to the top of a high mountain along a winding road. After a lunch break and rest at the top of the mountain, you plan to descend the same road back down the mountain, arriving back in the valley around 3 pm. Qualitatively (i.e., with descriptive words, not numerical values) describe the most likely changes in wind (speed, direction, and gustiness) and rain chances over the course of your ride, and how the changing conditions could potentially impact your ride experience. Synthesize and apply related concepts from Module 6 to support your answers.
It is a day in mid-November and you live in Buffalo, New York, on the eastern shore of Lake Erie (one of the US Great Lakes). Qualitatively (i.e., with descriptive words, not numerical values) outline a wind speed and direction, air temperature, and lake water temperature scenario that would correlate to a forecast for two feet of snow in Buffalo on this day. Also, explain why this forecast would not be as likely on a day in mid-February. Synthesize and apply related concepts from Module 7 to support your answers.
Question Set B: Weather Applications in AviationA regional jet en route from San Jose, California to Las Vegas, Nevada, is currently flying eastbound over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The pilot immediately turns on the “fasten seat belt” sign after observing billow clouds to the North near the same altitude as the aircraft. Synthesize and apply related concepts from Module 6 to explain why the aircraft experiences an abrupt loss of 1000 feet of altitude a short time later.
Synthesize and apply related concepts from Module 6 to formulate a discussion on both the advantages and disadvantages of flying in the polar jet stream. In your discussion, include the general direction of flight – eastbound, westbound, northbound, or southbound – that is most advantageous and why.
Mid-latitude cyclones, and their associated air masses and weather fronts, present significant impacts and hazards to aircraft operations.Describe three different specific characteristics of the weather* associated with a warm and/or cold front, specifying which type of front – cold, warm, or both – each characteristic applies to.
For each weather characteristic described, identify at least one specific impact or hazard* it presents to aircraft, while either flying through the front en route between airfields, and/or during the passage of the front while taking off or landing at an airfield. Synthesize and apply related concepts from Module 7 to support your answers.
*In answering A and B, keep in mind that there is a clear distinction between weather and an aviation impact or hazard resulting from weather. Fog and low clouds (weather) create low visibility and low ceilings (the aviation impact/hazard of fog and low clouds).
Prior to beginning work on this final paper, review all chapters of Bensel and Carbone’s Sustaining Our Planet text (2020). In this paper, you will explore what a future sustainable world might look like, and in the process of doing so, extend your previous descriptions of selected terms and explain how they may play a role in aiding us in achieving environmental sustainability on a global scale. The Journey to Sustainability Imagine a future (probably a long time from now) in which human beings have achieved environmental sustainability on a global scale. That means that we as a species have figured out how to maintain a lifestyle that can go on indefinitely. Humans will exist in harmony with their environment, not needing more resources than can naturally be replenished. What would such a world be like? How might we get there from here? In this final assignment, you will play the part of science-fiction writer, imagining and describing what a sustainable Earth, inhabited by humans, might look like in the distant future. You will need to provide examples throughout to support your descriptions. You should include all the terms that you have researched during Weeks 1 through 4 of this class, underlining each term as you include it. Be sure to expand on your terms and include other concepts that you learned in the course. Provide as detailed a picture as possible of how that future world might function on a day-to-day basis. In your paper, use grammar and spell-checking programs to insure clarity. Proofread carefully prior to submitting your work. Finally, you will submit the document to Waypoint. Your paper will consist of seven paragraphs using the format below to address the elements with the assumption that environmental sustainability has been achieved: Paragraph 1: Describe how the human relationship to nature will be different from what it is at present. Examine how humans will cope differently with the ways that natural phenomena like hurricanes affect lives. Paragraph 2: Describe what Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystems will look like in a sustainable future. Explain what humans have done differently to enable biodiversity and ecosystems to function sustainably. Paragraph 3: Examine how agricultural production will be different in a sustainable future. Paragraph 4: Differentiate between how humans will manage water resources (fresh water and ocean) in the sustainable future compared to how it is done now. Paragraph 5 Examine how humans will meet their energy needs in the future in a way that will enable maintenance of a sustainable, habitable atmosphere and climate. Indicate the changes that humans have made that are enabling them to maintain a healthy atmosphere and climate for all. Paragraph 6: Describe how waste management will be different in a sustainable future. Indicate the changes have been made to how humans think about and treat what is currently called “waste.” Paragraph 7: Summarize some of the major social, economic, political, and ecological choices and tradeoffs that will need to be overcome for this sustainable future to arrive. What are some of the major issues and challenges humans will have to face in order to achieve sustainability on a global scale? The Journey to Sustainability final paper Must be seven paragraphs in length (700 to 1400 words) (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the University Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) Must incorporate all four of your previously selected terms. Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance. Include two scholarly sources including the course text. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the University APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.). Can include, as an option, a separate references list that is formatted
1. Compare and contrast the “Dominant Social Paradigm” and the “New Environmental Paradigm.”
2. Do you think the New Environmental Paradigm is the most prevalent paradigm in the U.S. today? Give at least five reasons supporting your refer.
3. Discuss the history of “standing” as it applies to environmental law.
Please post your reflections about the topic: What do you think about what was discussed? Do you see any examples in real life regarding misinformation around science? What do you think about the solutions proposed? Be sure to read your instructor’s pinned post and also include your answers in your post.
Learning Goal: I’m working on a environmental science discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Theses are two short journal entries. Instructions Is there a landfill or Superfund site near where you live? If so, how does it impact your quality of life? Do you think the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) laws are doing a good job? Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary. Instructions How have you been impacted by energy and natural resources laws? Has the area where you live had construction impacted by the Endangered Species Act (ESA)? Has ESA protection of a specific animal or plant slowed or halted a construction project? How do you feel about protection of species versus development? Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.
Requirements: Each journal entry 200 words.
Wildfires begin in different ways as you know. Some are started by lightning; some are started by sparking power lines; and some are of human origin – arson, camp fires, or cigarettes. But once they are started, no matter what the cause, they can ‘explode’ into uncontrollable fires. Discuss the factors that cause a forest wildfire to increase rapidly in size and intensity. Does knowing these factors lead us to prevent, better control and/or manage of these fires? What do you believe are the major reasons that some forest fires ‘explode’ into almost-uncontrollable fires? What means would suggest to ameliorate or solve this problem?
Write a responsive and responsible paper. Your paper should be at least four pages long, single-spaced, technically correct and well-written in proper English. Use graphic materials such as photos to lend interest, depth, and perspective to your paper. At least one of these images should present data and/or quantitative information relevant to your topic. Include a ‘Works Cited’ section at the end of your paper consisting of at least five online and/or literature citations.