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Unformatted text preview: Chapter: Chapter 5: Winds and the Global Circulation System Multiple Choice 1. How does the magnitude of the Coriolis force vary with latitude? A) Deflection is zero at the equator and maximum at the poles B) Deflection is zero at the poles and maximum at the equator C) Deflection is zero at the equator and poles and maximum at mid-latitudes D) Deflection is zero at mid-latitudes and maximum at the equator and poles E) Deflection is constant across the Earth's surface Link to Text: Cyclones and Anticyclones 2. The ITCZ is also referred to as the ______________________. A) equatorial high B) equatorial trough C) mid-latitude convergence zone D) polar high E) polar low Link to Text: Global Wind and Pressure Patterns 3. The Trade Winds blow from: A) the Subtropical High to the Equatorial Low B) the Subtropical High to the Subpolar Low C) the Doldrums to the Horse Latitudes D) the Polar High to the Subtropical High E) the Polar High to the Doldrums Link to Text: Global Wind and Pressure Patterns 4. In high pressure systems: A) air rises and converges at the surface B) air rises and diverges at the surface C) air subsides and converges at the surface D) air subsides and diverges at the surface E) air subsides but neither converges or diverges Link to Text: Global Wind and Pressure Patterns 5. Trade winds: A) are easterlies B) are westerlies C) flow from the ITCZ to the Polar Front D) flow from the Polar Front to the Subtropical belts E) flow from the ITCZ to the Subtropical High Link to Text: Global Wind and Pressure Patterns 6. What is the geostrophic wind?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course GEOL-G 107 taught by Professor Faizrahman during the Spring '12 term at Indiana.
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