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Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 19: Air Pressure and Wind Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. What happens to air as it expands?

Question 3 3. Select the statement that best describes a mesocyclone.

Question 4 4. What type of air is capable of holding more moisture?

Question 5 5. Which of the following will cause air pressure to increase?

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Question 6 6. Rossby waves are

Question 7 7. Where on earth is the term tropical cyclone most likely to be used?

Question 8 8. What are the three circulation cells in each hemisphere?

Question 9 9. Which winds blow towards the poles and work to create the Ferrell cells?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT true about ENSO events?

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Question 11 11. How are cyclones formed?

Question 12 12. What effect does friction have on the Coriolis Effect?

Question 13 13. If you add a gas to a container with a fixed volume, what happens to the amount of pressure in that container?

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. 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?

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Question 16 16. El Niño is the _____ of the eastern Pacific Ocean, and La Niña is the _____.

Question 17 17. La Niña typically creates what type of weather conditions along the west coast of the U.S.?

Question 18 18. If someone is measuring pressure, they might use any of the following units EXCEPT _____.

Question 19 19. Which statement is true about air pressure?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is the best definition for Torr?

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Question 21 21. The Coriolis Effect is the

Question 22 22. What are changes in temperature without adding or losing heat called?

Question 23 23. The ultimate source of wind is

Question 24 24. How are the wind speeds in a tropical depression different from the wind speeds in a tropical storm?

Question 25 25. When looking at a mountain, where are you likely to view rain falling?

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Question 26 26. 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?

Question 27 27. Which of the following actions would cause an individual to experience lower pressure as measured in Atmospheres?

Question 28 28. What is the cause of El Niño?

Question 29 29. Which statement is NOT true about tropical cyclones?

Question 30 30. A pressure gradient force is

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 19: Air Pressure and Wind Chapter Exam Instructions

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