meteorology final

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  1. what is the most common gasses in the atmosphere?
    • oxygen
    • nitrogen
    • water vapor.
  2. whats the result of too much CO2?
    globel warming
  3. whats the result of too little CO2?
    too much uv, skin cancer
  4. whats the result of too much dust in the atmosphere?
    cooling effect
  5. which is warmist?
    100 F
    100 C
    100 K
    100 C
  6. what is the atmospheric sea level pressure?
    • 1013.25 MB
    • 29.92 PSI
  7. the phase change of water to liquid vapor is called?
    evaporation.
  8. which is a shorter wavelength?
    ultraviolet
    infrared
    ultraviolet
  9. why is the sky blue?
    incoming light waves are scattered by air molecules.
  10. what causes the four seasons?
    • axis tilt
    • orbit around the sun
  11. what indicates more moistered with RH?
    60 temp/50 RH
    75 temp/ 50 RH
    75 temp/50 RH
  12. which indicates more moisture with dew point?
    60 temp/60 dew point
    90 temp/40 dew point
    30 temp/ 30 dew point
    60 tepm/ 60 dew point
  13. how do clouds form?
    rising warm moist air, cools and condenses.
  14. puffy fair weather clouds frequently seen over florida are what?
    cumulus.
  15. thunderstorm clouds are called what?
    cumulo nimbus
  16. fog is what cloud and catagory?
    stratus.
  17. rising air, continues to rise at a ______ situation. a small change of tempertature with height means the atmospshere is______
    unstable, stable
  18. hail must have a ______ and is not a _____season type of precipitation.
    thunderstorm, winter.
  19. what is opposing motion?
    FR, friction
  20. what force deflects to the right?
    CO, coriolis.
  21. what force pulls downward?
    G, gravity.
  22. what is the driving force?
    pressure
  23. what force always acts from high to low pressure?
    Pg
  24. what forces are fictitious?
    CO, and CE.
  25. the balance between the pressure gradient and coriolis forces is what kind of wind?
    geostrophic
  26. the U.S is under which part of the earths general circulation?
    westerlies
  27. weather systems that affect florida come from which direction?
    • cold winter= westerlies
    • hot summer= summer tradewinds.
  28. what is seabreaze?
    warm rising land air is replaced by cool ocean air.
  29. how much land does a hirricane cover?
    100 miles
  30. ehat kind of condition is need to form a hurricane?
    warm water.
  31. how strong are hurrican winds.
    75 mph and up
  32. whats the state hit most by hurricanes?
    florida
  33. how much land does a tornado cover?
    100 yards.
  34. how does a tornado form?
    cold, dry air over warm, humid air.
  35. how strong is a tornado?
    strongest recorded, 300 mph winds.
  36. what state is number one for number of tornadoes?
    texas
  37. what state is number is number one for tornado deaths?
    mississippi.
  38. what state is number one for sevarity?
    oklahoma.
  39. what state is number one for frequency?
    florida
  40. advancing continental polar air is ____and____ and is led by a __________ with _______
    cold, dry, cold front, quick rain
  41. what kind of weather is experienced nehind a warm front?
    • warn
    • cumulus clouds
    • southwest wind
    • maritime tropical air
    • 40% chance of rain

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