Geos II

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  1. True or false: Hadley cell originates with strong solar heating at equator.
  2. This is the first step in cyclogenesis
    A polar front seperates warm and cold air
  3. This component describes the overall rotation of air
    absolute vorticity
  4. dew points typically increase behind the position of the ______ front
    a. warm
    b. cold
  5. these often bring warm weather
  6. the coldest air mass is ________.
  7. Major oceanic currents are caused by what
    drag of surface winds
  8. areas of greatest vorticity generally occur along pressure ridge axes.
    t or f
  9. Area between the warm front and the cold front in a mid latitude cyclone is called what?
    the warm sector
  10. the source of moisture for the asian monsoon is what?
    the indian ocean
  11. What is the result of air flowing from the subtropical high to the ITCZ?
    the northeast tradewinds
  12. this has a wet adiabatic lapse rate is greater than the environmental lapse rate.
    absolute stable air
  13. this can create cummulus clouds
    orographic uplift
  14. these usually come from east to west
    rossby wave
  15. in the collision coalesence process the entire clous is______
    above freezing
  16. an inversion
    indicates that a layer of air is stable
  17. a meridional pattern
    favors formation of major anticyclones
  18. which frontal force travels with more forward velocity
    cold front
  19. the relationship between convergence and vorticity is ________
    directly proportional
  20. cloud formation requires the lifting of air.
    t or f
  21. subtropical highs are most commonly found over land.
    t or f
  22. an air mass formed over northern canada would probably be classified as__________
  23. if air becomes progressivly warmer and more buoyant than the air around it it is said to be _________
    absolutely unstable
  24. the shape of a raindrop ____________
    flattens on the bottom as it falls
  25. what are the areas of the globe where air masses develope?
    source regions
  26. What air mass would be descibed as hot and dry. as well as very unstable.
    continental tropical air masses
  27. What air mass would be described as cold, damp, and cloudy. as well as somewhat unstable
    maritime polar air masses
  28. What air mass is described as cold, dry, minimal cloud cover. as well as very stable
    continental polar air masses
  29. who developed the polar front theory
    Vilhelm Bjerknes
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Geos II
2012-03-08 16:11:35

Geos notes for test 2
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