Exam2_Practice

Exam2_Practice - Name: _ Class: _ Date: _ ID: A Meteorology...

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Name: ______________________ Class: _________________ Date: _________ ID: A 1 Meteorology Practice Exam 2: Chapters 6-10 Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. Which cloud type would most likely form in absolutely stable air? a. cumulus congestus b. cumulonimbus c. stratus d. altocumulus ____ 2. Which of the following sets of conditions would produce a cumulus cloud with the lowest base? a. air temperature 90 ° F, dew point temperature 50 ° F b. air temperature 90 ° F, dew point temperature 40 ° F c. air temperature 90 ° F, dew point temperature 60 ° F d. air temperature 90 ° F, dew point temperature 20 ° F ____ 3. During the ice crystal process of rain formation, a. only ice crystals need be present in a cloud. b. ice crystals grow larger at the expense of the surrounding liquid cloud droplets. c. the temperature in the cloud must be -40 ° C (-40 ° F) or below. d. the cloud must be a cumuliform cloud. ____ 4. The unit of pressure most commonly found on a surface weather map is: a. inches of mercury. b. millibars or hectopascals. c. pounds per square inch. d. atmospheres. ____ 5. The majority of the United States lies within which wind belt? a. westerlies b. easterlies c. northerlies d. trades e. southerlies ____ 6. Which of the following would increase the environmental lapse rate? a. cold advection at higher altitudes b. daytime solar heating c. surface radiational cooling d. all of these e. both cold advection at higher altitudes and daytime solar heating ____ 7. The rate at which the actual air temperature changes with increasing height above the surface is referred to as the: a. environmental lapse rate. b. dry adiabatic rate. c. moist adiabatic rate. d. thermocline.
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Name: ______________________ ID: A 2 ____ 8. At the earth's surface, a rising saturated air parcel would cool most rapidly when its temperature is: a. 10 ° F. b. 32 ° F. c. 50 ° F. d. 68 ° F. e. 80 ° F. ____ 9. A completely dry air parcel which first rises and cools, and subsequently sinks and warms, is undergoing: a. an irreversible pseudoadiabatic process. b. a reversible adiabatic process. c. an irreversible adiabatic process. ____ 10. The dry adiabatic lapse rate is ____ greater than the moist adiabatic lapse rate. a. never b. sometimes c. always ____ 11. The most latent heat would be released in a ____ parcel of ____ saturated air. a. rising; warm b. rising; cold c. sinking; warm d. sinking; cold ____ 12. Which of the following conditions would be described as the most stable? a. Environmental lapse rate is 13 ° C per kilometer. b. Environmental lapse rate is 3 ° C per kilometer. c. isothermal conditions d. an inversion ____ 13. Which of the following environmental lapse rates would represent the most unstable atmosphere in a layer of unsaturated air? a.
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