ATOC 1050 Exam 1

ATOC 1050 Exam 1 - VERSION A Exam I ATOC 1050 Spring 2008...

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VERSION A, Exam I ATOC 1050, Spring 2008 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. T. F . The present atmosphere is composed of mostly nitrogen and carbon dioxide. 2. The altitude of the tropopause varies with latitude. Where is the tropopause the lowest? a. in the tropics b. in the middle latitudes between 40 and 60 degrees N and S c. in high latitudes d. in the polar regions e. in the low latitudes 3. Most of our weather is in this layer of the atmosphere: 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. Kelvin e. all of the above 5. T. F . Latent heat is the heat energy we feel that is measured with a thermometer. 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 7. The atmosphere changes physical properties such as temperature and pressure 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. What does a barometer measure? a. humidity b. rainfall c. snowfall d. temperature e. pressure 9. T. F. The 850 mb map is not used in some western parts of the United States (US) because the pressure sensor in the rawinsonde is not activated until it reaches the 700 mb layer. 10. T.
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ATOC 1050 taught by Professor Forrest,be during the Spring '06 term at Colorado.

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ATOC 1050 Exam 1 - VERSION A Exam I ATOC 1050 Spring 2008...

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