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GEOG 2050 – Chapter 9 QuizIntroduction to Physical Geography (R. Adam Dastrup)True/False1.Hurricanes can form near the equator.2.A weather front is a transition zone between two air masses of relatively differentdensities, temperatures, and moisture.3.To create an air mass, the source region’s surface must be relatively flat anduniform in composition (i.e., oceans, deserts, glaciers.), but not a combination.4.The sun’s life expectancy is already half over. In another 4 billion years, it willconsume all the hydrogen within it, leaving behind helium and a few other newlycreated elements.5.Darker objects tend to reflect energy, whereas lighter objects absorb energy.6.Roughly 51 percent of the energy the earth receives from the sun is absorbed,while roughly 49 percent of the sun’s energy is reflected back into space.7.In the Northern Hemisphere, ocean currents rotate counterclockwise, bringingcold water from the North Pole toward the equator and warm water from theequator toward the North Pole.8.There are two ways to change relative humidity: moisture content andtemperature.9.When atmospheric high pressure is relatively near atmospheric pressure, there isa true balance between them.10.The forces that cause air to rise are convection, orographic uplift, convergence,and weather fronts.Multiple Choice

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Term
Spring
Professor
Rusti Liner
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Precipitation, North Pole

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