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VERSION B ATOC 1050, Exam II, 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. Where would the dry line be located? (The numbers are surface weather stations – the top number is the air temperature and the bottom is the dew point temperature.) 95 92 89 95 96 94 A. B. C. D. E. 35 40 40 37 71 75 a. A. b. B c. C d. D e. E 2. T. F . The speed of the surface wind is dependent only on the pressure gradient force. 3. Where is the monetary damage from extratropical East and Gulf coast cyclones the greatest? a. Southeast Canada to Maine b . Houston, Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana c. Galveston, TX to Tampa, Florida d. New York City to Washington, D. C. e. Boston, Mass. to Washington, D.C. 4. T . F. In an article Betsy (your instructor) read in class, cores from the Arctic Ocean suggest that the around 55 million years ago, waters of the Arctic were warmer than our research numerical models can predict even with adding a tremendous amount of CO 2 to our atmosphere. 5. T. F . Thermal (semi-permanent) highs and lows are warm core highs and cold core lows. 6. T . F. The geostrophic wind is the balance of the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force. 7. T . F. Thirty to forty-foot snowdrifts created by the Nor’easter of March 11-14, 1888 contributed to the building of New York City’s subway system. 8. T . F . The tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that occurred in Florida during the Blizzard of 1993 (Storm of the Century) were well forecasted – that is, the evening sounding indicated an extremely unstable atmosphere and the various stability indices also indicated instability.
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