In this activity, students investigate and compare seasonal precipitation patterns in the San Francisco Bay area with locations at similar latitudes and geographic situations in the southern hemisphere. They will also characterize the pattern of annual average precipitation versus latitude for the earth as a whole. They must understand the concept of latitude, know the names of latitude zones used by meteorologists and geographers, be able to estimate latitudes on a map or globe, and be able to construct and interpret graphs. A list of materials, instructions, study questions, and references are provided.


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