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Weather and Climate: Chapter 13

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Question 1:


a) Warm air masses form more quickly than cold air masses.
b) Air masses form in one to two days.
c) Cold air masses begin to form when cold air moves over a warmer surface.
d) Air over colder high-latitude oceans will become moister than air over warm tropical oceans.

Question 2:


a) Cold and dry
b) Hot and dry
c) Warm and moist
d) Cool and moist

Question 3:


a) mP
b) mT
c) cT
d) cP

Question 4:


a) Gulf of Mexico
b) Nunavut
c) North Pacific Ocean
d) Ontario

Question 5:


a) cP air masses can cause lake effect snows downwind of the Great Lakes.
b) mP air masses are more common on the east coast of Canada than the west coast.
c) Convective precipitation can occur in summer within cP air masses.
d) cA air masses only occur in winter.

Question 6:


a) A change in dew-point temperature
b) Clouds and precipitation
c) An increase in pressure
d) A shift in wind direction

Question 7:


a) Pineapple express
b) Dry line
c) mP air mass
d) Siberian express

Question 8:


a) Cold
b) Warm
c) Stationary
d) Occluded

Question 9:


a) Altostratus
b) Cirrus
c) Nimbostratus
d) Cirrostratus

Question 10:


a) Frontogenesis
b) Occlusion
c) Frontolysis
d) TROWAL

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