Chapter 1 Review Questions Answers

Chapter 1 Review Questions Answers - Chapter 1, Responses...

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Chapter 1, Responses to Review Questions 1. The public may obtain weather reports, maps, and forecasts via NOAA Weather Radio, local television or radio, The Weather Channel or other cable- TV weather reports, newspapers, and the Internet. 2. Fair weather usually but not always accompanies a high (anticyclone) whereas cloudiness and rain or snow usually but not always accompanies a low (cyclone). 3. The temperature and humidity characteristics of an air mass are determined by the properties of the surface over which an air mass forms or travels. For example, an air mass that develops over a warm ocean surface becomes warm and humid. 4. All types of fronts are narrow zones of transition between air masses that differ in temperature and/or humidity. With a warm front, colder air retreats while warmer air advances. At the same pressure, warm air is less dense than cold air so warmer air advances by gliding up and over the retreating colder air. With a cold front, colder air advances while warmer
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2009 for the course ESCI 1123 taught by Professor Edson during the Spring '09 term at Arkansas Monticello.

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