Ch10TBAns - CHAPTER 10 WEATHER SYSTEMS OF MIDDLE LATITUDES...

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CHAPTER 10 WEATHER SYSTEMS OF MIDDLE LATITUDES __________________________________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 1. In equal volumes, which one of the following air masses exerts the highest surface air pressure? a. cP b. A c. mP d. cT e. mT *b. A 2. In summer, at the same pressure, maritime tropical air is ______ continental tropical air. a. more dense than b. as dense as c. less dense than *c. less dense than 3. A source region for maritime tropical air is a. northern Canada. b. American Southwest. c. the Gulf of Mexico. d. the North Atlantic. e. None of these is correct. *c. the Gulf of Mexico. 4. Warm and humid air: a. A b. mP c. mT d. cP e. cT *c. mT 5. At the same pressure, which one of the following air masses is least dense? a. maritime tropical b. arctic
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c. maritime polar d. continental tropical e. continental polar *a. maritime tropical 6. At the same pressure, which one of the following air masses is most dense in winter? a. maritime tropical b. arctic c. maritime polar d. continental tropical e. continental polar *b. arctic 7. Of the following air masses, which one exhibits the greatest temperature change between winter and summer? a. maritime tropical b. continental polar c. maritime polar d. equatorial *b. continental polar 8. Usually air mass modification is most rapid when a. continental polar air moves over a frozen lake. b. continental polar air travels over a snow-covered ground. c. continental polar air moves over bare ground. d. maritime tropical air moves over bare ground. *c. continental polar air moves over bare ground. 9. In winter, continental polar air is ______ maritime polar air. a. colder than b. warmer than c. about the same temperature as *a. colder than 10. As warm front approaches, clouds appear in which one of the following sequences? a. cirrus, altostratus, stratus b. stratus, altostratus, cirrus c. cumulus, cumulonimbus, cirrus d. cumulonimbus, cumulus, nimbostratus e. nimbostratus, cirrocumulus, cirrus
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*a. cirrus, altostratus, stratus 11. A cloud that indicates warm air advection aloft: a. cumulus b. cirrus c. stratus d. None of these is correct. *b. cirrus 12. The cloud and precipitation shield associated with a cold front typically is ______ the cloud and precipitation shield associated with a warm front. a. wider than b. narrower than c. the same width as *b. narrower than 13. A front is a narrow zone of transition between air masses that contrast in a. temperature. b.
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