Directions (36–50): for each statement or question, choose the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question. some questions may require the use of the 2011 edition reference tables for physical setting/earth science. record your answers on your separate answer sheet
base your answers to questions 36 through 39 on the map and the passage below and on your knowledge of earth science. the map shows four different locations in india, labeled a, b, c, and d, where vertical sticks were placed in the ground on the same clear day. the locations of two cities in india are also shown.
a monsoon season is caused by a seasonal shift in the wind direction, which produces excessive rainfall in many parts of the world, most notably india. cherrapunji, in northeast india, received a record 30.5 feet of rain during july 1861. during the monsoon season from early june into september, mumbai, india averages 6.8 feet of rain. mumbai’s total average rainfall for the other eight months of the year is only 3.9 inches. monsoons are caused by unequal heating rates of land and water. as the land heats throughout the summer, a large low-pressure system forms over india. the heat from the sun also warms the surrounding ocean waters, but the water warms much more slowly. the cooler air above the ocean is more dense, creating a higher air pressure relative to the lower air pressure over india.
at which map location would no shadow be cast by the vertical stick at solar noon on the first day of
1498 meters per second
sound waves tend to travel faster at higher temperatures. i have found different values for the speed of sound in water in different sources. they range from 1450 to 1498 meters per second in distilled water and 1531 m/s in sea water at room temperatures (20 to 25 °c).
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