NSCI 171 Laboratory in Meteorology Final Exam Answers (2019)
Question 1 (3 points)
A line with triangles pointing to the east is a
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Question 2 (3 points)
A line with semicircles pointing to the east is a
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Question 3 (3 points)
A line with triangles alternating with semi circles both pointing to the east is a
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Question 4 (3 points)
A line with triangles pointing to the east and semicircles pointing to the west is a
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Question 5 (3 points)
The line dividing a moist air mass from a dry air mass is called a
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Question 6 (3 points)
The highest temperature reached in a 24-hour period is measured by a … What? Question 6 options:
Thermometer – maximum thermometer
wet and dry bulb thermometer maximum thermometer
broken thermometer maximum thermometer
Question 7 (3 points)
The horizontal movement of air across the surface is called… What?
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cloud – Harmattan
Question 8 (3 points)
What are the lines of equal air pressure called?
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Question 9 (3 points)
The horizontal movement of air is called…
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Question 10 (3 points)
A wind vane measure what?
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Question 11 (3 points)
A north wind does what?
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blows away from the north
blows towards the north
comes from the north
heads toward the north
Question 12 (3 points)
A wet and dry bulb thermometer measures what
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Question 13 (3 points)
Wind speed is shown weather maps by what symbol?
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Question 14 (3 points)
An anticyclone – is a name for…
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a low pressure
a high pressure
Question 15 (10 points)
What is Lake effect Snow? Where in the US would you find this phenomenon in the winter?
Question 16 (8 points)
What can glacial ice cores and ocean sediments tell us about past climatic events?
Question 17 (10 points)
Explain why the United State has more tornadoes than anywhere else on earth
Question 18 (10 points)
Differentiate between global warming and climate change
Question 19 (10 points)
How does the reduction in albedo affect the North and South Polar Ice Caps?
Question 20 (10 points)
Why does the Peruvian fishery fail during an El Nino Event? Why is this phenomenon called “El Nino?”