EXAM #3

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  1. The merging of liquid cloud dropplets by collision is called.
    Coallescence
  2. 10 inches of snow = 1 inch of liquid water.

    if a city were to receive 1/2 inch of rain in the morining and one inch of rain in the afternoon, about how much precipitation would the weather service report for that day.
    1 inch .
  3. Large clould droplets fall faster than smaller cloud droplets because:
    The ratio of the drop's surface area to its weight is smaller.
  4. Who invented the mercury barometer?
    Torricelli
  5. The ______ is an apparent force created by the earth's rotation.
    Coriolis force
  6. The howling of wind on a blustery night is believed to be caused by:
    eddies of higher air density.
  7. A wind Rose Indicates
    The percentage of time that the wind blows from different directions.
  8. The heat form a chinook wind is generated mainly by:
    Compresional Heating
  9. When only ice crystals exist in a cloud, the cloud is said to be:
    Glaciated
  10. What are the two main substances used in cloud seeding?
    Silver Iodide, and dry ice
  11. Fall streaks usually____ before reachin the ground
    Sublimate
  12. A Coriolis force is the result of :
    Rotating Earth
  13. Ice Nuclei may be:
    a) Ice crystals
    b) certain clay minerals
    c) bacteria in decaying plan leaf material.
    d) all of these
    D All of these!!!
  14. Rain that falls from a cloud but evaporates before reaching the ground is refered to as:
    Virga!!
  15. A true blizzard is characterized by:

    a) low temperatures
    b) strong winds
    c) reduced visibility
    d) blowing snow
    e) all of the above
    e) All of the above!!!!
  16. On average, the water equivalent of 10 inches of snow is about ___ inches of water.
    1
  17. The lightest form of rain is:
    Drizzle
  18. Which of the following would produce the strongest coriolis force?
    Fast wind and high latitude would produce the strongest coriolis force.
  19. The wind arround a surface low pressure center in the Sountehrn Hemisphere blows:
    d) Clockwise and inward toward the center

    Look at the low pressure high pressure system drawings
  20. The friction of fluid flow is called:
    Viscosity
  21. An abrupt change in wind speed and wind Direction is called:
    Wind Shear
  22. An of shoere wind
    Blows from land to water
  23. An instrument used to measure wind speed is called an:
    Anenometer
  24. which of the instruments below indicate both wind speed and wind direction?
    aerovane
  25. Friction slows down winds near the Earth's surface.
    True
  26. On a weather map, closely spaced isobars or contour lines indicate a region of high winds becase in this region there is a strong pressure gradient.
    True
  27. The coriolis force directs winds to the right of their path in the southern hemisphere
    False
  28. In general, the closer the isobars, the weaker the winds.
    False
  29. Shelter belts are used to protect crops form strong prevailing winds
    True
  30. Usually the windward side of a mountain rainge will have fewer clouds over it than will hte leeward side.
    False
  31. Rain amount sof less than .01" is consider a trace.
    True
  32. The Coriolis force is zero at the equator.
    True
  33. When the wind flows in large, looping meanders, following a more north south trajectory paralleling the flow is termal zone
    False
  34. During an easterly wind, a wind vane will mpoint toward the west.
    False
  35. The smallest scale of atmospheric motion is the:
    Microscale

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