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Weather and Climate: Chapter 14

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Question 1:


a) Polar highs
b) Cutoff highs
c) Subtropical highs
d) Mid-latitude anticyclones

Question 2:


a) Behind the cold front
b) Ahead of the warm front
c) Between the warm front and the cold front
d) North of the low pressure centre

Question 3:


a) Temperature advection
b) Cyclonic spin
c) Sinking air
d) Decreasing pressure

Question 4:


a) Warm conveyor belt
b) Dry conveyor belt
c) Cold conveyor belt
d) All of the above

Question 5:


a) Tropical depression
b) Easterly wave
c) Tropical storm
d) Tropical disturbance

Question 6:


a) Tornado
b) Tropical depression
c) Mid-latitude cyclone
d) Hurricane

Question 7:


a) Significant Coriolis force
b) Little to no vertical wind shear
c) Source of heat
d) Instability

Question 8:


a) Downdraft
b) Overshooting top
c) Mesocyclone
d) Squall line

Question 9:


a) Mesoscale convective complex
b) Squall line
c) Supercell thunderstorm
d) Air-mass thunderstorm

Question 10:


a) Limit of convection
b) Convective inhibition
c) Convective available potential energy
d) Lifting condensation level

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