Meteorology midterm study guide

Meteorology midterm study guide - METEOROLOGY STUDY GUIDE...

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ETEOROLOGY S TUDY G UIDE 1. W HAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR RESPONSIBLE FOR SEASONS ( SUMMER , WINTER , ETC .) ON E ARTH ? a. the distance from the sun b. the output of solar energy from the sun c. the tilt of the earth relative to the orbit around the sun d. orbit of the moon and planets 2. T YPICALLY , THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY DURING THE COURSE OF A DAY IS LOWEST _________ AND HIGHEST ___________ . a. at noon, at midnight b. at midnight, at noon c. in the mid-afternoon, at sunrise d. at sunrise, at sunset e. 3. U SUALLY , WHEN RADIATION FOG BURNS OFF IT : a. evaporates from the ground up b. dissipates by lifting away from the ground c. settles to the ground in the form of rain or drizzle 4. N EAR THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH , WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ATMOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS HAS A VARIABLE CONCENTRATION FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION ? a. nitrogen b. oxygen c. water vapor d. argon 5. T HE ATMOSPHERIC GREENHOUSE EFFECT IS PRODUCED MAINLY BY THE : a. absorption and emission of visible radiation by the atmosphere b. absorption and emission of infrared radiation by the atmosphere c. absorption and emission of ultraviolet radiation by the atmosphere d. absorption and emission of visible radiation by the ground e. absorption and emission of visible radiation by clouds 6. D URING THE ICE - CRYSTAL PROCESS OF PRECIPITATION FORMATION : a. only ice crystals must be present in the cloud b. ice crystals grow larger at the expense of the surrounding liquid cloud droplets c. liquid cloud droplets spontaneously freeze into large ice crystals and quickly fall d. liquid cloud droplets grow larger at the expense of the surrounding ice crystals 7. T HE GAS THAT ABSORBS MOST OF THE HARMFUL ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION IN THE STRATOSPHERE . a.
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2011 for the course GO 101 taught by Professor Loving during the Spring '10 term at Park.

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