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CHAPTER 9 ATMOSPHERES PLANETARY CIRCULATION __________________________________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 1. Viewed from above in the Northern Hemisphere, surface winds about a subtropical high blow a. clockwise and inward. b. counterclockwise. c. counterclockwise and outward. d. clockwise and outward. e. None of these is correct. 2. Viewed from above in the Southern Hemisphere, surface winds about a subtropical high blow a. clockwise and inward. b. counterclockwise. c. counterclockwise and outward. d. clockwise and outward. e. None of these is correct. 3. The eastern flank of a subtropical anticyclone is characterized by a. unstable air. b. ascending air. c. dry climates. d. All of these are correct. e. None of these is correct. 4. The western flank of a subtropical anticyclone is characterized by a. relatively stable air. b. mostly descending air. c. moist climates. d. All of these are correct. e. None of these is correct. 5. A broad region of light winds or calm air prevails a. in subpolar lows. b. in the trade wind belts. c. along the horse latitudes. d. near 60 degrees latitude. e. along the Tropic of Cancer. 6. Subtropical anticyclones are ______-core circulation systems. a. cold b. warm 7. Over a broad region about the center of a subtropical high, the horizontal air pressure gradient is relatively ______ and winds are ______. a. weak...............light or calm b. steep...............light or calm c. weak...............strong d. steep...............strong e. None of these is correct. 8. The trade winds blow out of the ______ flank of the subtropical anticyclones. a. poleward b. equatorward c. eastern d. western 9. In the Northern Hemisphere, trade winds blow from the __________. a. north b. east c. southeast d. south e. northeast 10. In the Southern Hemisphere, trade winds blow from the _________. a. north b. east c. southeast d. south e. northeast 11. The global westerlies blow out of the ______ flank of the subtropical anticyclones.... View Full Document

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