ChCTBAns - CHAPTER C CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE _ MULTIPLE...

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CHAPTER C CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE __________________________________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 1. Climatology is concerned with the study of a. average weather conditions. b. extreme weather conditions. c. Both of the above are correct. *c. Both of the above are correct. 2. Climate a. does not change through time. b. changes everywhere in the same direction. c. is naturally variable. d. is determined by latitude alone. e. None of the above is correct. *c. is naturally variable. 3. By international agreement, climatic averages are computed from weather records compiled over a ______ year period. a. 5 b. 10 c. 20 d. 30 e. 100 *d. 30 4. For any month across the entire nation, temperature and precipitation anomalies exhibit a. the same sign (direction) everywhere. b. the same magnitude everywhere. c. the same sign but different magnitudes. d. different signs and different magnitudes. e. None of the above is correct. *d. different signs and different magnitudes. 5. Typically, trends in climate are geographically nonuniform in a. magnitude only. b. sign (direction) only.
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c. both magnitude and sign (direction). *c. both magnitude and sign (direction). 6. Typically, monthly rainfall anomaly patterns are ______ temperature anomaly patterns. a. more complex than b. less complex than c. about as complex as *a. more complex than 7. The spatial variability of rainfall arises from the variability in a. storm tracks. b. convective activity. c. frontal overrunning. d. All of these are correct. e. None of these is correct. *d. All of these are correct. 8. The mean value of some climatic element is _____ equal to the median value. a. always b. sometimes c. never *b. sometimes 9. Daily average temperature is computed by ______ and dividing by two. a. subtracting the day's minimum temperature from the day's maximum temperature b. adding the 24-hour minimum and maximum temperatures c. adding the 12-hour minimum and maximum temperatures d. multiplying the 24-hour minimum temperature by two e. None of the above is correct. *b. adding the 24-hour minimum and maximum temperatures 10. If this morning's low temperature was 10 o F and this afternoon's high temperature was 28 o F, the day's average temperature was ______ o F. a. 10 b. 9 c. 19 d. 28 e. 38 *c. 19
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11. Of the following controls of climate, which one varies in the most regular manner? a. storm tracks b. monsoon circulation c. westerly wave pattern d. solar radiation *d. solar radiation 12. Of the following controls of climate, which one is the least variable in the context of historical time? a.
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2008 for the course GEOS 220 taught by Professor Mountain during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisville.

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ChCTBAns - CHAPTER C CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE _ MULTIPLE...

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