Earth's Climate System: Wind, Air Masses & El Nino Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the polar front?

Question 2 2. La Niña typically creates what type of weather conditions along the west coast of the U.S.?

Question 3 3. How are cumulus clouds formed?

Question 4 4. Which one of the weather phenomena discussed in this lesson resulted in the warming of Pacific waters near the equator?

Question 5 5. What type of weather is associated with an air mass that has a classification of mT in the summer?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following best describes a front?

Question 7 7. Unequal heating of the earth by the sun and the earth's rotation cause what?

Question 8 8. Due to the earth's rotation, how will wind be deflected?

Question 9 9. Wind is forced to rise when it hits a mountain. The rising air then cools, and the moisture within it condenses into snow. This process is an example of _____.

Question 10 10. Why does colder air create higher pressure than warm air?

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Question 11 11. What type of weather would you expect from an air mass with a classification of cA in the winter?

Question 12 12. El Niño is the _____ of the eastern Pacific Ocean, and La Niña is the _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT true about ENSO events?

Question 14 14. The ultimate source of wind is

Question 15 15. What role does the Coriolis force have on jet streams?

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Question 16 16. What happens to air as it expands?

Question 17 17. What is the cause of El Niño?

Question 18 18. The cyclic change in the surface temperatures of the North Pacific Ocean that can last decades is known as the:

Question 19 19. What effect does friction have on the Coriolis Effect?

Question 20 20. Rossby waves are

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Question 21 21. How is the PDO similar to El Niño and La Niña?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a reason jet streams exist?

Question 23 23. What is seen during the warm phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation?

Question 24 24. Which wind belt blows eastward toward the poles and is located at 30 to 60 degrees north and south latitude?

Question 25 25. Which phase of the PDO is El Niño most similar to?

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Question 26 26. Which wind belt is caused by air returning to the equator at about 0 to 30 degrees latitude?

Question 27 27. Which of the following creates high pressure?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is true of jet streams?

Question 29 29. A pressure gradient force is

Question 30 30. The Coriolis Effect is the

Earth's Climate System: Wind, Air Masses & El Nino Chapter Exam Instructions

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