Weather and Climate: Chapter 15

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Question 1:


a) Precipitation will fall over 40 per cent of the forecast area.
b) The chance that precipitation will fall on any random point in the forecast area is 40 per cent.
c) Precipitation will fall during 40 per cent of the day.
d) If the sky is overcast there is a 40 per cent chance that precipitation will fall.

Question 2:


a) Diagnosis
b) Observation
c) Prognosis
d) Analysis

Question 3:


a) Trend
b) Analog
c) Persistence
d) Climatology

Question 4:


a) Jacob Bjerknes
b) Lewis Fry Richardson
c) John Dalton
d) Robert Boyle

Question 5:


a) Polar satellites orbit along longitudinal lines.
b) Visible satellite imagery is only available during the day.
c) The brightest images on infrared satellite imagery are the tops of low clouds.
d) Geostationary satellites orbit with the Earth and are always above the same spot.

Question 6:


a) Isotachs
b) Weather station symbols
c) Fronts
d) Centres of high and low pressures

Question 7:


a) The box method
b) The omega equation
c) The Coriolis parameter
d) Rossby waves

Question 8:


a) Dew-point depression
b) Vorticity advection
c) Jet streaks
d) The boundary between rain and snow

Question 9:


a) 250 hPa
b) 500 hPa
c) 700 hPa
d) 850 hPa

Question 10:


a) Parameterization
b) Teleconnections
c) Ensemble forecasting
d) Prognostic charts

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