VERSION%20B%2c%20ATOC%201050%2c%20Exam%20III%2c%20Fall%2c%202007

VERSION%20B%2c%20ATOC%201050%2c%20Exam%20III%2c%20Fall%2c%202007

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VERSION B ATOC 1050, Exam III, Fall 2007 Name: ______________________ MARK THE VERSION OF THE TEST ON YOUR SCANTRON. Multiple choice and True/False. Circle the BEST answer on this paper and darken in the corresponding circle on the scantron for the multiple choice, or circle “T” for “True” and “F” for “False” on your paper and on the scantron. DON’T FORGET TO DO BOTH! Each correct answer is worth 2 points. 1. Why are cA and cP air masses usually so shallow? a. They are cold b. Cold air is dense c. They are cold core low pressure areas. d. All of the above e. a. and b. only 2. T . F. The area of precipitation that wraps around a low pressure is called a “trowel”. 3. T . F. Downbursts in the western USA are usually “dry” while those of the eastern USA are usually “wet”. 4. T. F . The highest wind gusts recorded in the 1982 Boulder/Denver Chinook exceeded 230 mph. 5. The warm rain process involves: a. Rain heated by solar radiation. b. Temperatures in the cloud that are all above freezing. c. Collision and coalescence d. All of the above e. b. and c. only 6. T. F . Shore-parallel snow bands occur most on the western shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior because their long-axis is oriented east to west. 7. Which statement(s) is(are) true concerning “La Niña”? a. The term “La Niña” was originally used by fisherman to refer to a warm ocean current that flows eastward towards the western coast of South America. b. “La Niña” refers to the Virgin Mary. c. Residents of western Peru and Ecuador associate La Niña with suppressed upwelling d. In Colorado, we associate La Niña with a wetter than usual winters. e. We generally have more Atlantic hurricanes. 8. Which does NOT apply to microbursts: a. They are associated with convective activity. b. They are downbursts that are usually 1 - 4km in diameter. c. They are blamed for several airline accidents including one in 1985 in Dallas-Forth Worth which killed over 100 passengers. d. They are associated most often with stratus clouds.
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course ATOC 1050 taught by Professor Forrest,be during the Fall '06 term at Colorado.

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