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Section 2: Global Insolation Patterns In Chapter 2, you learned about Earth-Sun relationships, and how they explain the overhead Sun migrating between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn over the course of a calendar year. It is this solar declination pattern that produces seasons on Earth, and it is also the reason why insolation varies as a function of latitude and time of year around the globe. Fig. 3 displays these global insolation patterns and Table 2 lists the four seasonal dates relative to a 365-day calendar year. Study Fig. 3 and Table 2 below, and then answer the questions that follow. Note the similarities between Fig, 3 below and Fig, 11 of Chapter 2, which illustrates daylight length as a function of day of the year and latitude. You may have to reference some of the Chapter 2 concepts to answer the next sets of questions:Daily Mean Insolation [W m2 90 60 30 Tropic ot Cancer. Equator. Trople의Capricorn- 30 -60 Aptarctic Circle .90 100 DAY (1 JAN 31 DEC) 101 201 301 401 500 200 300 Fig. 3: Daily Insolation patterns based on latitude locations and the Julian calendar. [3]Day of the year(Fig. 2) Seasonal Date Winter Solstice Vernal Equinox Summer Solstice Autumnal EquinoxSeptember 23 Calendar Date December 22nd March 21 June 22 356 80 173 266 Table 2Question 8 At approximately the 170th calendar day of the year (in mid-June), the GREATEST solar insolation occurs over: O AThe Equator O BAreas within the Antarctic Circle O C Areas within the Arctic Circle WI O D The Tropic of Cancer OThe Tropic of CapricornQuestion 9 At the beginning of the calendar year (in early January), the GREATEST solar insolation occurs over: O AThe Antarctic region O B The Arctic region OCThe Equator O D The Tropic of Capricorn O E The Tropic of CancerQuestion 10 Which of the following locations experiences the SMALLEST FLUCTUATIONS of solar insolation patterns over the course of an entire calendar year? O A The Equator 0 B 45 degrees north and south latitude O C The Arctic Circle O D The Tropic of CancerQuestion 11 Which of the following locations experiences the LARGEST FLUCTUATIONS of solar insolation patterns over the course of an entire calendar year? O A The Tropic of Cancer O B The Equator O C45 degrees north and south latitude O D The Arctic CircleQuestion 12 On which of the following days of the year would you expect Norman, OK (35.22N) to experience its SMALLEST amount of solar insolation? O ADay 1 O BDay 100 O CDay 200 O D Day 300

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