Weather and Climate: Chapter 8

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Question 1:


a) 16°C
b) 20°C
c) 6°C
d) 22°C

Question 2:


a) It increases.
b) It decreases.
c) It remains constant.
d) It is impossible to determine.

Question 3:


a) The wet-bulb potential temperature
b) The lifting condensation level
c) The inversion cap
d) The level of free convection

Question 4:


a) Isotherms
b) Isohumes
c) Isobars
d) Isentropes

Question 5:


a) Cool, wet winds descending the leeward side of mountains
b) Warm, dry winds descending the leeward side of mountains
c) Warm, dry winds ascending the windward side of mountains
d) Cool, wet winds ascending the windward side of mountains

Question 6:


a) When no precipitation falls from the cloud on the windward side
b) When all precipitation falls from the cloud on the windward side
c) When some precipitation falls from the cloud on the windward side
d) When a strong chinook develops on the leeward side

Question 7:


a) It will be conditionally unstable.
b) It will be absolutely stable.
c) It will be conditionally stable.
d) It will be absolutely unstable.

Question 8:


a) Radiative heating of the surface
b) Advection of warm air below cold air
c) Passage of air over a cooler surface
d) Radiative cooling of cloud tops

Question 9:


a) Frontal
b) Subsidence
c) Radiation
d) Residual

Question 10:


a) Noon
b) Mid-afternoon
c) Just after sunset
d) Just before sunrise

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False