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VERSION A ATOC 1050 Exam I, 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. How does climate differ from weather? a. It doesn’t, “climate” is synonymous (means the same thing as) with “weather” b. Climate is the average of the elements of weather while weather is the immediate state of the atmosphere . c. Climate is concerned only with temperature and precipitation while weather is concerned with other meteorological variables such as wind. d. b. and c. only e. none of the above 2. In what layer(s) of the atmosphere does the temperature usually decrease with height? a. troposphere b. stratosphere c. mesophere d. a. and c. only e. b. and c. only 3. Which layer of the atmosphere contains most of our “good” ozone? a. thermosphere b. tropopause c. stratosphere d. troposphere e. mesosphere 4. T. F. Denver’s climate is a BSk which means it is semi-arid with cold winters. 5. Sensible heat is: a. the heat energy we feel . b. means “hidden” c. the energy necessary to build/break molecular bonds in a state change d. isothermal e. none of the above 6. What holds the atmosphere to the surface of the Earth? a. pressure b. centripetal force c. centrifugal force d. wind e. gravity 7. When is relative humidity usually the highest? a. in the morning around dawn b. in the late afternoon c. in the evening d. around midnight e. around dusk 1
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8. The air pressure is 987.5 mb. How would this appear on a surface weather map? a. 987.5 b. 9875 c. 87.5 d. 9987 e. 875 9. If the average pressure in Boulder, Colorado is approximately 860mb, why would an 850mb map not be useful in Boulder and in other areas of the western United States where the elevation is higher than Boulder? a. There aren’t many people in the western US so it isn’t necessary to “see” the weather at 850 mb. b. Much of the elevation is so high that that the actual pressure is less than 850 mb.
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