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Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Second Edition - Unit 8

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Question 1:

a) 1013 mb
b) 500 mb
c) -1013 mb
d) 273 mb
e) 760 mb

Question 2:

a) seasonality
b) equal heating at different latitudes
c) unequal heating at different latitudes
d) saturation of air
e) equal heating at the poles

Question 3:

a) to the left
b) to the right
c) does not deflect moving air
d) to both the left and right
e) upward and downward

Question 4:

a) rises vertically in the cell
b) sinks vertically in the cell
c) is deflected away from the cyclone
d) is transported horizontally across the cyclone
e) remains stationary in the center of the cyclone

Question 5:

a) during the night
b) when the Coriolis force subsides
c) in winter
d) in summer
e) during the day

Question 6:

a) Coriolis wind
b) geostrophic wind
c) sea breeze
d) katabatic wind
e) cyclone

Question 7:

a) wind
b) gravity
c) pressure
d) friction
e) temperature

Question 8:

a) near the Earth’s surface
b) at high latitudes
c) in the stratosphere
d) in the mesosphere
e) on Mount Everest

Question 9:

a) the Moon
b) the stars
c) the ocean
d) the Sun
e) gravity

Question 10:

a) sinks/rises
b) rises/sinks
c) sinks/sinks
d) rises/rises
e) Air does not move without wind.

Question 11:

a) pressure
b) temperature
c) roughness
d) water vapour
e) altitude

Question 12:

a) decreases
b) increases
c) does not change
d) increases then decreases
e) decreases then increases

Question 13:

a) windward
b) forward
c) backward
d) west
e) leeward

Question 14:

a) pressure
b) temperature
c) wind velocity
d) wind direction
e) water depth

Question 15:

a) at night
b) during the day
c) all the time
d) only during thunderstorms
e) only in the summer

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