Procedure

For our experiment, we chose the dates January 23 and 24, 2003, to use for temperature data. The reason we chose these dates is that these were the coldest days in the last few months. We chose cold days because it means there will be a bigger difference in temperature between the station on land and the buoy, meaning that the rate of Frontogenesis will be greater.

For the experiment, we took the hourly measurements from three weather stations along the coast of North Carolina. These three were: KILM (in Wilmington), KMRH (in Beaufort), and KHSE (at Cape Hatteras). The buoys we chose for distance measurements were: FPSN7, 41007, and DSLN7. The distances are 57 miles, 37.8 miles, and 19 miles. We decided to use 76ºF as a constant temperature for the Gulf Stream, and 40ºF as a constant for without the Gulf Stream. We then entered the hourly temperature measurements.

 

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