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MEA Test 1 - MEA 130 EXAM 1(A 20 September 2005 Using a#2...

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MEA 130 - EXAM 1 (A) 20 September 2005 Using a #2 pencil only, fill in your name (last name first, first name last) and student number on the answer sheet. Indicate your answer by completely filling in the appropriate bubble. Indicate, near the two black boxes ( OO ) on side one of the op-scan sheet which test version (A or B or C) you have. Keep this copy of the exam to use as a study guide for the final exam. You may write on this test. 1. The condition of the atmosphere at a specific time and place is the definition of: a. meteorology b. climate c. weather d. none of the above 2. Which state has had the most “Billion Dollar Weather Disasters” over the last 25 years? a . T e x a s b. California c. North Carolina d. Georgia 3. In an average year, which of the following weather phenomena causes the most fatalities in the United States? a. hurricanes b. floods c. heat waves d. tornadoes 4. Which of the following adages is most correct? a. weather is what you expect, climate is what you get b. climate is what you expect, weather is what you get c. weather is what you expect, meteorology is what you get d. meteorology is what you expect, climate is what you get 5. Nearly 99% of the atmosphere’s mass lies within of the surface. a. 3 km b. 30 km c. 300 km d. 3000 km 6. Which gas occupies roughly 20% of the volume of the dry atmosphere? a. oxygen (O 2 ) b. nitrogen (N 2 ) c. argon (Ar) d. ozone (O 3 ) A set of equations is provided on the last page.
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7. Which of the following is true concerning nitrogen (N 2 )? a. it comprises 78.08% of the volume of the dry atmosphere b. it is a permanent gas c. it is of little importance to weather d. all of the above 8. Which of the following is true concerning water vapor (H 2 O)? a. it is a variable gas b. it is a Greenhouse gas c. it is the most meteorologically important gas d. all of the above 9. Which gas is a photo-receptor of harmful ultraviolet solar radiation? a. carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) b. CFCs c. ozone (O 3 ) d. none the above 10. Within the troposphere the temperature normally: a. remains constant as height increases ( T/ Z = 0) b. increases as height increases ( T/ Z > 0) c. decreases as height increases ( T/ Z < 0) d. none of the above 11. The depth of the troposphere is usually greatest during over regions. a. summer; tropical b. winter ; polar c. summer; mid-latitude d. summer; polar 12. Within the tropopause (which is an isothermal layer) the temperature: a. remains constant as height increases ( T/ Z = 0) b. increases as height increases ( T/ Z > 0) c. decreases as height increases ( T/ Z < 0) d. none of the above 13. Which of the following are true concerning air pressure (p)?
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