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Understanding Earth's Atmosphere, Climate & Weather Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How are the wind speeds in a tropical depression different from the wind speeds in a tropical storm?

Question 2 2. Which statement is NOT true about tropical cyclones?

Question 3 3. Once a cumulus cloud has formed, what needs to happen in order to produce a thunderstorm?

Question 4 4. Sometimes you will see an anvil shaped cloud that is a product of updrafts and downdrafts cycling together. What has developed and will happen next?

Question 5 5. Which is a source of floods?

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Question 6 6. Which correctly defines flood channels?

Question 7 7. What is required in order for CFCs to break down ozone?

Question 8 8. Select the concentration of ozone that is naturally found in the stratosphere.

Question 9 9. How does a hurricane get energy?

Question 10 10. Which is true about the eye of a hurricane?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best describes a front?

Question 12 12. How are cumulus clouds formed?

Question 13 13. If you were viewing this weather symbol, what type of weather conditions would you expect to find in the area?

Question 14 14. If you were viewing this weather symbol, what type of weather conditions would you expect to be occurring in the area?

Question 15 15. Which statement is true about the gases in the 'other' category?

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Question 16 16. We see and hear a lot of reporting about the dangers of greenhouse gases. However, there is very little coverage about the benefit of having greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. What is the value of having greenhouse gases in small amounts?

Question 17 17. Which wind belt is caused by air returning to the equator at about 0 to 30 degrees latitude?

Question 18 18. Unequal heating of the earth by the sun and the earth's rotation cause what?

Question 19 19. Which is true about precipitation?

Question 20 20. Which are types of precipitation?

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Question 21 21. Tornadoes are classified based on:

Question 22 22. Some scientists think tornadoes form due to:

Question 23 23. What is capable of impacting climate by holding heat in the atmosphere?

Question 24 24. Where is a rain shadow effect most likely to occur?

Question 25 25. What weather event would you expect to occur when warm, wet air rises quickly, forming an updraft?

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Question 26 26. What are changes in temperature without adding or losing heat called?

Question 27 27. Select the statement that best describes a mesocyclone.

Question 28 28. Before a thunderstorm can develop, what needs to happen in the atmosphere?

Question 29 29. Which best describes a storm surge?

Question 30 30. On what basis were S. Rowland and M. Molina chosen for the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry?

Understanding Earth's Atmosphere, Climate & Weather Chapter Exam Instructions

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