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Weather and Climate: Chapter 11

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Question 1:


a) Coriolis
b) Centripetal
c) Friction
d) Pressure gradient

Question 2:


a) It increases with wind speed.
b) It affects wind direction but not wind speed.
c) It decreases with latitude.
d) It causes deflection to the right of the path of motion in the northern hemisphere.

Question 3:


a) The small-scale resistance to flow due to the random motions of molecules in laminar flow
b) Flow in which layers of the fluid flow over each other with no disruption between the layers
c) The product of mass and velocity
d) The large-scale resistance to flow due to the irregular motions associated with turbulence

Question 4:


a) Wind speed
b) Instability
c) Surface roughness
d) Wind shear

Question 5:


a) Coriolis and centripetal
b) Pressure gradient and centripetal
c) Centripetal and friction
d) Pressure gradient and Coriolis

Question 6:


a) Laminar flow
b) Friction
c) Centripetal force
d) Viscosity

Question 7:


a) Counterclockwise and inward
b) Counterclockwise and outward
c) Clockwise and inward
d) Clockwise and outward

Question 8:


a) Warm, cyclonic winds
b) A measure of the wind shear
c) The change in geostrophic wind with pressure that occurs due to the vertical variation of temperature
d) A wind that develops when the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force are unbalanced

Question 9:


a) Geostrophic winds blow parallel to the thickness gradient.
b) Thermal winds are proportional to the thickness gradient.
c) Thermal winds blow parallel to the height gradient.
d) Geostrophic winds are proportional to the thickness gradient.

Question 10:


a) Hygrometer
b) Thermometer
c) Psychrometers
d) Anamometers

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False