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Chapter4ReviewTest - Chapter: Chapter 4: Atmospheric...

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Chapter: Chapter 4: Atmospheric Moisture and Precipitation Multiple Choice 1. Thunderstorms are most associated with which of the following precipitation-producing mechanisms? A) Orographic uplift B) Advection C) Conduction D) Convection E) Wave cyclone development Link to Text: Types of Precipitation 2. Precipitation totals are normally greatest on the _____________ of mountain ranges A) northern slopes B) southern slopes C) leeward slopes D) windward slopes E) slopes with gentle gradients Link to Text: Precipitation 3. The average environmental lapse rate is _______________ degrees Celsius per 100 metres A) 1 B) 10 C) 0.64 D) 6.4 E) 5 Link to Text: Precipitation 4. Which of the following types of cloud is found at the highest altitudes? A) stratus B) cumulus
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C) cirrus D) nimbostratus E) altocumulus Link to Text: Clouds 5. The dry adiabatic lapse rate is _______ degrees Celsius per kilometer. A) 2.5 B) 10.0 C) 0.10 D) 6.4 E) 0.64 Link to Text: The Adiabatic Process 6. The temperature at which a parcel of air becomes saturated and condensation begins is called the _______. A) point of vaporization B) dew point C) absolute humidity D) latent heat of fusion E) specific humidity Link to Text: Humidity 7. Which of the following orderings of clouds is correct as one increases in altitude? A) cirrus, cumulonimbus, stratocumulus B) stratus, altocumulus, cirrus C) cumulonimbus, cirrocumulus, cumulus D) altocumulus, cumulonimbus, stratus E) cirrus, stratus, altocumulus Link to Text: Clouds 8. The direct transition from solid ice to gaseous water vapor is known as: A) evaporation B) deposition C) sublimation
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D) condensation E) melting Link to Text: Water in the Environment 9. During which of the following processes is latent heat released? A) deposition B) sublimation C) melting D) evaporation E) precipitation Link to Text: Water in the Environment 10. Which of the following components of the hydrological comprises the greatest volume of water on Earth? A) soil water B) steam channels C) freshwater lakes D) saline lakes and inland seas E) groundwater Link to Text: Water in the Environment 11. Which of the following statements concerning humidity is incorrect? A) A sling psychrometer is an instrument comprised of two thermometers B) If all other variables remain constant, a decrease in temperature leads to a decrease in humidity C) Relative humidity compares the amount of water vapor present to the maximum amount that the air can hold at that temperature, expressed as a percentage. D)
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