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 AtmosModeler Temperature and Altitude Activity

If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for these problems.

A. Start AtmosModeler and set the Units to Metric .

Using this chart input the listed altitudes and record the corresponding temperature output from FoilSim. You will use this information to answer the Questions shown below.
 Altitude Temperature 0 100 200 300 400 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 10,000 15,000

B. Using your chart with the collected data answer the questions below.

1. Temperature goes up with increased altitude. True or False?

2. What is the temperature change from 0 meters to 15,000 meters of altitude?

3. What is the change in temperature from 0 to 500 meters in altitude?

4. How much colder (in degrees Celsius) is it at 1,000 meters than at 100 meters in altitude?

5. The change in temperature from 0 to 1,000 meters is 7 degrees Celsius. What is the change in temperature per meter of altitude?

6. What is the temperature change per meter of altitude from 500 meters to 1,000 meters of altitude?

7. What is the temperature change per meter of altitude from 1,000 meters to 1,500 meters of altitude?

8. The rate of change per meter of altitude between 500 and 1,000 meters is less than the rate of change between 1,000 and 1,500 meters of altitude change. True or False

9. When flying above 2,000 meters in altitude, during which 1,000 degree interval is the temperature change the least?

10. From Question 9, what is the change in temperature (degrees Celsius) per meter over that 1,000 meter interval?

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