Assignment 01: SC260 Ecology. Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth University for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be one (1) single-spaced page in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

1. Describe global patterns of atmospheric heating and circulation. What mechanisms produce high precipitation in the tropics? What mechanisms produce high precipitation at temperate latitudes? What mechanisms produce low precipitation in the tropics? (60 points)

2. Use what you know about atmospheric circulation and seasonal changes in the sun’s orientation to earth to explain the highly seasonal rainfall in the tropical dry forest and tropical savanna biomes. (Hint: Why does the rainy season in these biomes come during the warmer months?) (40 points)


This is the end of Assignment 01.

Use the following format requirements on all submissions.               

Writing Style                         APA (American Psychological Association)

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Margins                                 1” all sides

Paragraphs                            Single-space

      Double-space between paragraphs

                                              Indent first line of each paragraph

Headings                               Bold

Type Style and Size              Times New Roman, 12 point

Software                                MS Word

Student/Assignment Information               

The following information should be on the first page on the top left side of the page in the format provided below.  Do not provide a cover sheet.

                                             Student Name

                                             Student Identification Number

                                             Course Number and Title

                                             Assignment Number and Title

                                             Date of Submission


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