Chapter 11 & 12 Study Guide

Chapter 11 & 12 Study Guide - Self-test 11 & 12...

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Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. Which below is not an assumption of the single-cell model of the general circulation of the atmosphere? a. the earth's surface is covered with water b. the earth rotates once in 24 hours c. the sun is always overhead at the equator d. none of the above ____ 2. The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is a region where: a. the polar front meets the subtropical high b. northeast trades meet the southeast trades c. northeast trades converge with the subtropical high d. the Ferrel cell converges with the Hadley cell e. polar easterlies converge with the air at the doldrums ____ 3. In Honolulu, Hawaii (latitude 21 o N), you would most likely experience winds blowing from the: a. northeast b. south c. southwest d. northwest ____ 4. According to the three-cell general circulation model, at the equator we would not expect to find: a. the ITCZ b. a ridge of high pressure c. cumuliform clouds d. light winds e. heavy showers ____ 5. The majority of the United States lies within this wind belt: a. westerlies b. easterlies c. northerlies d. trades e. southerlies ____ 6. The world's deserts are found at 30 o latitude because: a. the intertropical convergence zone is located there b. of the sinking air of the polar front c. of the convergence of the prevailing westerlies and the Northeast Trades d. of the sinking air of the subtropical highs e. of the doldrums ____ 7. Which below does not describe the polar front jet stream? a.
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2011 for the course GO 101 taught by Professor Loving during the Fall '10 term at Park.

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Chapter 11 & 12 Study Guide - Self-test 11 & 12...

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