Michigan Merit Exam: Earth's Climate Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Arabian Desert is located in Western Asia and stretches from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan and Iraq. What type of atmospheric circulation was MOST likely responsible for the creation of the Arabian Desert?

Question 2 2. How do Group C and Group D in the Köppen Climate Classification system differ?

Question 3 3. Which winds blow towards the poles and work to create the Ferrell cells?

Question 4 4. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

Question 5 5. Which is NOT a classification in the Köppen system?

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Question 6 6. What is capable of impacting climate by holding heat in the atmosphere?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the thermohaline circulation?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

Question 9 9. Where is a rain shadow effect most likely to occur?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is FALSE about winter in the Northern Hemisphere?

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Question 11 11. Which is FALSE about greenhouse gases?

Question 12 12. Why are the polar regions cooler than the equator?

Question 13 13. How is the summer solstice different from winter solstice?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which of the following is NOT an atmospheric effect on the climate?

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Question 16 16. Weather is to climate as _____ is to _____.

Question 17 17. What basis is used to categorize the Köppen Climate Classification system, which describes the general temperature and moisture of a region?

Question 18 18. What are the three circulation cells in each hemisphere?

Question 19 19. The total amount of sunlight Earth receives each day _____.

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. What might you expect to find in regions classified as Group A?

Question 22 22. The movement of continents over the earth's surface influences climate by which of the following?

Question 23 23. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

Question 24 24. Which is NOT true about the Köppen Climate Classification system?

Question 25 25. Which of the following terms is used to describe large circular ocean currents that are driven mostly by the wind?

Michigan Merit Exam: Earth's Climate Chapter Exam Instructions

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