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VERSION B ATOC 1050, Exam III, Fall 2006 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. Which region of the USA is the most vulnerable to cold waves? a. the southern Rockies b. the northern plains c. the South d. the West e. the Northeast 2. T. F. When salt water freezes, the resulting ice has no salt in it - that is, it is fresh water ice. 3. In which state are blizzards NOT as common as they are in the other states listed below? a. South Dakota b. North Dakota c. Minnesota d. Eastern Colorado e. Michigan 4. T . F. Blizzards associated with Colorado cyclones (those “born” in eastern Colorado) are usually more severe than those associated with Alberta clippers . 5. Which type of thunderstorm is always severe? a. single cell b. multi-cellular line c. ordinary d. air mass e. none of the above 6. Which does NOT pertain to a blizzard? a. visibility greater than 1/4 mile for at least 3 hours b. temperatures between 20 ° and -30 ° F c. wind speeds 35 mph (30kts) d. snow e. none of the above – they ALL pertain to blizzards 7. T . F. East of the Chinook wall cloud, skies are usually clear. 8. T. F . During an El Niño event, North Atlantic hurricanes are more numerous. 9. _________ (USA state) usually has the most lightning strikes per year. a. Texas b. Oklahoma c. Kansas d. Nebraska e. Florida 1
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10. Which statement about hail is false? a. Hail is very common inside thunderstorms. b. Hail kills many people annually. c. Hail damages crops. d. Hail that breaks apart in thunderstorms helps to cause the charge separation which causes lightning. e. The reason hail isn’t common in Florida is because it usually melts before it hits the ground. 11. T . F. Very strong wind shear can blow the tops off hurricanes and thunderstorms. 12.
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