Meteorology Ch 3 Jeopardy
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A location on a windward
coast refers to a place
where the prevailing wind is
toward the land.
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The annual range of
temperature may be
described as the difference
between the
average temperature of the
coldest month and warmest
month.
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The annual temperature range at most
latitudes in the southern hemisphere is
much smaller than in the northern
hemisphere. Why?
There is more area covered by
water in the southern
hemisphere
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Temperatures at the earth's
surface tend to DECREASE
when solar radiation
at high latitudes.
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The primary purpose served by
surface ocean currents is to:
transfer heat and equalize the
imbalance of energy between
the poles and the equator.
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Since the equator-to-pole temperature
contrast is the major cause of
atmospheric circulations, you would
expect wind speeds to be slowest in
the
summer
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The specific heat of water is
high; what does this mean?
Water must gain or lose large
amounts of energy when its
temperature changes.
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The minimum temperature usually
occurs near sunrise because
Earth experiences a net loss of
radiation until then
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How is the daily MEAN
temperature affected by the
presence of clouds
cooler
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A primary reason for
drawing isotherms on a map
of temperature values is to
allow
recognition of temperature
patterns.
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The ________ is often used
in making a thermograph.
bimetal strip
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An energy surplus in the
atmosphere from solar
radiation occurs
in the afternoon
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Which month is most likely to
be the HOTTEST in the
northern hemisphere?
August
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Heat waves are usually
more severe in:
Large urban areas
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True or False: A dry location is more likely
than a humid location to have its maximum
temperature in the late afternoon
true
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True or false: Cloud cover
reduces both the daily high
and daily low temperatures.
false
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True or False: Cloud cover
reduces both the daily high
and daily low temperatures.
true
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True or False: Surface air
temperatures rise and fall
more slowly over land
areas.
false
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True or false: The daily temperature range is
greater at higher elevations
true
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____ is a generated by a
transfer of energy.
heat
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Why are average monthly
temperatures cooler in Quito,
Ecuador than Guayaquil,
Ecuador?
Quito is at a higher elevation.
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Where is the best location to place a
thermometer for an accurate air
temperature reading?
inside a shelter painted white
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The ________ instrument contains
a liquid of low density such as
alcohol.
minimum thermometer
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If the maximum temperature for a particular
day is 26 degrees C and the minimum
temperature is 14 degrees C, the daily mean
would be:
20 degrees C
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_____ are lines of similar temperature
points on a weather map. .
isotherms
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The primary control of the
daily cycle of air temperature
is Earth’s ?
rotation
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________ effects atmospheric
pressure and air density
altitude
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Clouds reflect incoming
_______
radiation
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______________ is one of the basic
elements of weather and climate.
temperature
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On maps illustrating the world
distribution of temperature, isotherms,
lines that connect points of equal
temperature, generally:
Trend east and west
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