Ch12TBAns - CHAPTER 12 TROPICAL WEATHER SYSTEMS _ MULTIPLE...

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CHAPTER 12 TROPICAL WEATHER SYSTEMS __________________________________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 1. Historically, the most destructive aspect of a hurricane striking a low-lying coastal area is a. strong winds. b. heavy rains. c. hail. d. wind shear. e. storm surge. *e. storm surge. 2. A hurricane differs from an extratropical cyclone in that a hurricane a. has no fronts. b. develops within a uniform warm and humid air mass. c. is more intense but smaller. d. is a warm-core system. e. All of the above are correct. *e. All of the above are correct. 3. A hurricane ______ fronts. a. has b. does not have *b. does not have 4. Sustained surface winds in a hurricane are a. greater than 250 km (155 mi) per hour. b. 119 km (74 mi) per hour or higher. c. strongest in the eye of the system. d. typically stronger than the winds produced by a F5 tornado. e. weakest along the eye wall. *b. 119 km (74 mi) per hour or higher. 5. Typical weather within the eye of a hurricane consists of a. large hail. b. strong winds but clear skies. c. fair skies and light winds. d. thunder and lightning.
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e. tornadoes. *c. fair skies and light winds. 6. Hurricanes do not form at latitude 30 degrees N because a. the surface ocean water is too cold. b. there is no Coriolis effect. c. the air is too warm. d. All of the above are correct. e. None of the above is correct. *a. the surface ocean water is too cold. 7. Hurricanes do not form at the equator because a. sea-surface temperatures typically are too low. b. there is no Coriolis effect. c. fronts are present. d. All of the above are correct. e. None of the above is correct. *b. there is no Coriolis effect. 8. The source of energy that sustains a hurricane circulation is a. sensible heat. b. latent heat. c. infrared radiation. d. ultraviolet radiation. e. None of these is correct. *b. latent heat. 9. Most Northern Hemisphere hurricanes occur a. in winter. b. from June through November. c. from November through March. d. in spring. e. in early summer. *b. from June through November. 10. At latitude 10 degrees N, Atlantic basin hurricanes generally a. drift slowly toward the east. b. drift slowly toward the west. c. move rapidly toward the northeast. d. move rapidly southward.
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*b. drift slowly toward the west. 11. At latitude 10 degrees N, tropical cyclones are steered by the a. westerlies. b. northeast trade winds. c. southeast trade winds. d. polar easterlies. e. circumpolar vortex. *b. northeast trade winds. 12. The central pressure is ______ in a hurricane than in a typical extratropical cyclone. 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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Ch12TBAns - CHAPTER 12 TROPICAL WEATHER SYSTEMS _ MULTIPLE...

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