Weather and Climate: Chapter 10

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Question 1:


a) Electric fields
b) Deep clouds with strong updrafts
c) A variety of droplet sizes
d) Collector droplets smaller than 20 µm in radius

Question 2:


a) Diffusion
b) Crystallization
c) Nucleation
d) Collision and coalescence

Question 3:


a) The process only occurs in cold clouds.
b) All precipitation forming by this process begins as ice crystals.
c) It requires supercooled water droplets and ice crystals to coexist in clouds.
d) Water vapour diffuses from the ice crystals to the water droplets.

Question 4:


a) Drizzle
b) Virga
c) Graupel
d) Ice crystals

Question 5:


a) Freezing rain
b) Sleet
c) Hail
d) Snow

Question 6:


a) Sleet
b) Freezing rain
c) Graupel
d) Hail

Question 7:


a) Larger than 5 mm
b) Larger than 1 cm
c) Larger than 2 cm
d) Larger than 5 cm

Question 8:


a) Air temperature and dew-point temperature
b) Dew-point temperature and mixing ratio
c) Vapour pressure and wet-bulb temperature
d) Air temperature and wet-bulb temperature

Question 9:


a) Orographic
b) Frontal
c) Convectional
d) Graupel

Question 10:


a) Montreal
b) Winnipeg
c) Vancouver
d) Prince Rupert

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