Weather and Storms Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which best describes a storm surge?

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

Question 3 3. Hurricanes develop from what type of air?

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 of the following is NOT true about ENSO events?

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Question 6 6. Which statement is NOT true about tropical cyclones?

Question 7 7. How are cyclones formed?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. What type of air is capable of holding more moisture?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. What type of weather is associated with an air mass that has a classification of mT in the summer?

Question 12 12. How are the wind speeds in a tropical depression different from the wind speeds in a tropical storm?

Question 13 13. Some scientists think tornadoes form due to:

Question 14 14. The Coriolis Effect is the

Question 15 15. Rossby waves are

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is NOT true about weather?

Question 17 17. Florida and the Great Plains have tornadoes more frequently than other areas because:

Question 18 18. When looking at a mountain, where are you likely to view rain falling?

Question 19 19. A category 1 hurricane is _____ dangerous and will do _____ damage than a category 5 hurricane.

Question 20 20. The ultimate source of wind is

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Question 21 21. Which winds blow towards the poles and work to create the Ferrell cells?

Question 22 22. Where on earth is the term tropical cyclone most likely to be used?

Question 23 23. What is the main difference between floods and flash floods?

Question 24 24. Before a thunderstorm can develop, what needs to happen in the atmosphere?

Question 25 25. Which statement is true about air pressure?

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Question 26 26. How are cumulus clouds formed?

Question 27 27. In which of the following areas are tornadoes most common?

Question 28 28. Which is true about the eye of a hurricane?

Question 29 29. Why does water condense as an updraft rises?

Question 30 30. How does a hurricane get energy?

Weather and Storms Chapter Exam Instructions

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