earth science

 

earth science

Question 1

1.Which of the following is FALSE?

 

Midlatitude cyclones are primary weather producers in North America.

 

Midlatitude cyclones are associated with areas of low pressure.

 

Anticyclones are associated with low pressure.

 

Anticyclones rotate in the clockwise direction.

4 points

Question 2

1.A sea breeze usually originates during the:

 

evening and flows toward the land.

 

day and flows toward the land.

 

evening and flows toward the water.

 

day and flows toward the water.

4 points

Question 3

1.What pressure zone is associated with abundant precipitation and warm temperatures?

 

Subtropical high

 

Equatorial low

 

Subpolar low

 

Polar easterlies

4 points

Question 4

1.A subpolar low (polar front) is:

 

a zone where the trade winds meet.

 

the forward edge of the Antarctic ice cap.

 

a zone where the polar easterlies and the westerlies converge.

 

the boundary between frozen sea water and liquid sea water.

4 points

Question 5

1.When an active cold front overtakes a warm front and results in a complex weather, it is known as:

 

overrunning.

 

wind shear.

 

lake effect snows.

 

occluded front.

4 points

Question 6

1.A land breeze usually originates during the:

 

evening and flows toward the land.

 

day and flows toward the land.

 

evening and flows toward the water.

 

day and flows toward the water.

4 points

Question 7

1.The Fujita scale measures tornado intensity by estimates of __________ and ___________.

 

wind speed; deaths

 

wind speed; damage

 

suction; lightening

 

wind duration; path

4 points

Question 8

1.In the Southern Hemisphere the winds around an anti-cyclonic high blow:

 

clockwise and toward the center.

 

counterclockwise and toward the center.

 

clockwise and outward from the center.

 

counterclockwise and outward from the center.

4 points

Question 9

1.Air masses are classified according to their:

 

longitude.

 

latitude.

 

source region.

 

relation to the equator.

4 points

Question 10

1.Subtropical highs are responsible for:

 

rainforests.

 

deserts.

 

glacial melt.

 

alpine conditions.

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