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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What are the highest and lowest values for isobars on this map in millibars? How did you know where to look for these maximum and minimum values? Where is the pressure gradient the steepest?

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To determine

The highest and  lowest values for isobars on the given map,  a way to find the maximum and minimum values, and the location where the steepest pressure gradient is found on the map.

Explanation

On the map, “HIGH” is written on top of British Columbia. This indicates a high pressure region, and  highest value of pressure is spotted toward the midwestern part of U.S., which is indicated by the isobar with the value 1024mb...

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