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VERSION A ATOC 1050 Exam I, 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. The atmosphere: a. is the gaseous envelope that surrounds the earth b. is composed mostly of carbon dioxide and oxygen c. is composed mostly of nitrogen and oxygen d. a. and c. only e. none of the above 2. The altitude of the tropopause varies with latitude. Where is the tropopause the highest? a. in the tropics b. in middle latitudes c. in high latitudes d. at the North Pole e. at the South Pole 3. Which layer of the atmosphere contains most of our weather? a. thermosphere b. tropopause c. stratosphere d. troposphere e. mesosphere 4. Temperature is: a. Fahrenheit b. Celsius c. a measure of average molecular motion d. a measure of heat energy e. c. and d. only 5. Latent heat is: a. a very important source of atmospheric energy b. means “hidden” c. the energy necessary to build/break molecular bonds in a state change d. isothermal e. all of the above 6. Air pressure is defined as: a. the weight of the atmosphere above you b. the number of air molecules in a given volume c. the force that holds the atmosphere to the earth d. both a. and c. e. all of the above 1
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7. The atmosphere changes VERY rapidly: a. in the horizontal b. in the vertical c. both horizontally and vertically d. as you go from sea level to the top of a very high mountain e. b. and d. both 8. This instrument measures temperature in the atmosphere: a. sling psychrometer b. hair hygrometer c. thermometer d. barometer e. c. and d. only 9. The 850 mb map is not used in some western parts of the United States (US) because:
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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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