Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. What type of storm can be produced by a pressure trough?

Question 2 2. What kind of storm is this?

Question 3 3. What is low pressure associated with?

Question 4 4. One of which pressure unit is about equal to barometric pressure at sea level?

Question 5 5. What is hydrostatic pressure?

Page 2

Question 6 6. Which of the following does not affect air pressure?

Question 7 7. Atmospheric pressure is defined as:

Question 8 8. What two factors affect atmospheric pressure?

Question 9 9. What is the driving force behind the Coriolis effect?

Question 10 10. According to the Coriolis force, which way is wind diverted in the Northern Hemisphere?

Page 3

Question 11 11. What weather patterns are associated with the high pressure areas where the air in the circulation cell descends back toward the surface of the earth?

Question 12 12. Which circulation cell is closest to the equator?

Question 13 13. Which statement is true about air pressure?

Question 14 14. What are changes in temperature without adding or losing heat called?

Question 15 15. What is the Coriolis Effect?

Page 4

Question 16 16. What are the two largest contributors to creating winds?

Question 17 17. A gaseous mixture contains 5.0 moles of nitrogen and 10.0 moles of helium. The total pressure in the container is 3 atmospheres. What is the partial pressure of the nitrogen?

Question 18 18. A sealed vessel contains 0.5 moles of oxygen, 0.1 moles of carbon dioxide, and 0.4 moles of nitrogen gas. The total pressure of the gas mixture is 5 atmospheres. What is the partial pressure of the carbon dioxide?

Question 19 19. A pressure gradient force is

Question 20 20. The ultimate source of wind is

Page 5

Question 21 21. If you watch the Weather Channel or view weather information online, you will often see either high or low pressure moving across the central United States. This part of the country is exposed to weather coming out of the north or from the south, depending on prevailing conditions. What type of weather pattern would you expect to see from competing fronts?

Question 22 22. Warm air rising creates areas of low pressure, particularly around the equator where we find the Doldrums. What is created when cool air starts to sink?

Question 23 23. In the ideal gas equation, what does R represent?

Question 24 24. How would you rearrange the ideal gas equation to calculate the pressure of a gas?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is not true about sonic anemometers?

Page 6

Question 26 26. What does a cup anemometer measure?

Question 27 27. The ideal gas constant, R, can be found using which of the following equations?

Question 28 28. If a 22.4 L container is holding 1.00 mole of a gas at 273 kelvins, then what is its pressure?

Question 29 29. If someone is measuring pressure, they might use any of the following units EXCEPT _____.

Question 30 30. Hugo measures the pressure in his car's tire and finds that it is 32 Psi. What is the pressure if he converts this measurement from Psi to Torr?

Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Earth Science 102: Weather and Climate  /  Science Courses
Support