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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 15

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Question 1:


a) radar trackings of radiosonde balloons
b) radar trackings of geosynchronous satellites
c) sonar trackings
d) not useful for weather prediction
e) only useful in winter months

Question 2:


a) rotational
b) numerical
c) geosynchronous
d) synoptic
e) revolutionary

Question 3:


a) dashed lines
b) a line extending from a circle
c) a triangle
d) squares
e) small dots

Question 4:


a) Fahrenheit
b) kelvin
c) absolute
d) Celsius
e) radiosonde

Question 5:


a) half circles
b) dashes
c) triangles
d) squares
e) Both a and b.

Question 6:


a) National Weather Service
b) American Meteorological Society
c) NOAA
d) The World Meteorological Organization
e) The Weather Channel

Question 7:


a) Candian Meterological Centre
b) Canadian Meterological Organization
c) Canadian Almanac
d) Canadian Weather Centre
e) Canadian AccuWeather

Question 8:


a) Polar orbits
b) Geosynchronous orbits
c) Radiosonde
d) Doppler radar
e) Weather balloons

Question 9:


a) Cloud and water vapour
b) Visible and water vapour
c) Visible, infrared, and water vapour
d) Visible, microwave, and cloud vapour
e) Microwave and water vapour

Question 10:


a) 100 mb
b) 200 mb
c) 300 mb
d) 400 mb
e) 500 mb

Question 11:


a) tornado
b) hurricane
c) thunderstorm
d) monsoon
e) snowstorm

Question 12:


a) arctic and moist tropical air
b) subtropical and moist tropical air
c) the jet stream and the Rocky Mountains
d) cumulus clouds and the Appalachian Mountains
e) Arctic and subtropical air

Question 13:


a) seasonal temperatures and precipitation
b) annual temperature and precipitation
c) seasonal storm predictions and precipitation
d) annual storm predictions and precipitation
e) seasonal wind, pressure, temperature, and precipitation

Question 14:


a) many solutions
b) one solution
c) a few solutions
d) daily solutions

Question 15:


a) Australia
b) Antarctica
c) North America
d) South America
e) Africa

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False

Question 21:


a) True
b) False