Activity Answers
Broadcast 1


Weekly Weather Log
Each week please complete the following information for both our location here off the coast of Australia and the location at your school. Each week students should complete the weekly log with the weather information at their school. Mrs. Linsley will send the ship weather report by email following each broadcast. Students can record this information at that time. Also, the front page of the web site will always display the time and date in Australia.

  My School Ship in Australia

Temperature

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28°C

Day and Time

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January 17, 2001 @ 10:00am
Precipitation
[indicate snow, sleet or rain]
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None
Skies or Cloud Bank
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2/8
Season
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High Summer
Wind Speed and Direction
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East, 13 Knots


Formula for Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit:
F= (1.8 X C) +32
C=F-32/1.8

1 Knot = 1 nautical mile per hour (1 nautical mile = 6076 feet or 1852 meters)

Cloud Cover is recorded by a code which lists the coverage in eights:
Code:Eights
0:0
1:1/8 or less
2:2/8
3:3/8
4:4/8
5:5/8
6:6/8
7:7/8
8:8/8 Overcast
9: obscured or cloud amount cannot be determined

Questions/Activities
[Complete the questions below prior to the broadcasts, if at all possible]

1. Exactly where are we?

Latitude: 20.15 S
Longitude: 151.47 E
Locate these coordinates on your map so you will know exactly where we are.
2. Calculate the distance from your school to the ship's location in both statute and nautical miles and in both feet and meters.

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