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Earth's Oceans, Atmosphere & Climate Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. On vacation you drive through Death Valley in California. It's sweltering outside, and you notice the ground has little vegetation as it rarely rains here. What type of climate are you in?

Question 2 2. It's time to prepare for monsoon season again. You're a little worried because last year it rained so much you had to evacuate due to a flash flood warning. What type of climate are you in?

Question 3 3. How long should you track weather patterns to determine a region's climate?

Question 4 4. Which of these has the most influence on the tides?

Question 5 5. When do neap tides occur?

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Question 6 6. During which of the following tides do we see the tidal range between high and low tide at its maximum?

Question 7 7. Which level of the atmosphere is too far down to be warmed directly by the sun and too far up to benefit from the warmth trapped by clouds in the troposphere?

Question 8 8. The area of the atmosphere that makes radio communication possible is called the _____.

Question 9 9. Only two markers of human activity are evident in the stratosphere. They are indicated by _____ .

Question 10 10. How does atmospheric pressure contribute to weather patterns?

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Question 11 11. How much would a 1-inch column of air from sea level to the edge of the atmosphere weigh?

Question 12 12. What two factors affect atmospheric pressure?

Question 13 13. Which is the correct way to calculate relative humidity?

Question 14 14. What is the main difference between dew and clouds?

Question 15 15. Which is true about air saturation?

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Question 16 16. Which are types of precipitation?

Question 17 17. Clouds are usually

Question 18 18. Fog and dew are not considered precipitation because

Question 19 19. Which storm system spins clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the northern?

Question 20 20. What kind of storm is this?

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Question 21 21. What is the dominant force causing cyclones to spin different directions in the northern and southern hemisphere?

Question 22 22. What are condensation nuclei?

Question 23 23. Which type of fog is caused by warm air moving across a cold surface (this type of fog is common along the California coast)?

Question 24 24.

Based on the clue below, identify which type of condensation occurred:

The air became saturated and water vapor condensed into liquid water on the leaves of plants.

Question 25 25. What is the height where surface winds are measured?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following describes the directions that winds blow?

Question 27 27. What is the Coriolis Effect?

Question 28 28. Cold water holds _____ salt than warm water, which makes it more dense.

Question 29 29. What is continental deflection?

Question 30 30. What is the Coriolis effect?

Earth's Oceans, Atmosphere & Climate Chapter Exam Instructions

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