ATMOSPHERES PLANETARY CIRCULATION
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
1. Viewed from above in the Northern Hemisphere, surface winds about a subtropical high blow
a. clockwise and inward.
c. counterclockwise and outward.
Chapter 1, Responses to Review Questions 1. The public may obtain weather reports, maps, and forecasts via NOAA Weather Radio, local television or radio, The Weather Channel or other cableTV weather reports, newspapers, and the Internet. 2. Fair weat
Chapter 2, Responses to Review Questions
_ 1. The atmosphere encircles Earth as a relatively thin envelope of gases and tiny suspended particles (aerosols). The atmosphere shields organisms from exposure to hazardous levels of solar ultraviolet radia
Chapter 3, Responses to Review Questions _ 1. A blackbody is a perfect radiator, that is, it absorbs all incident radiation at all wavelengths and emits all radiation at all wavelengths. No radiation is reflected or transmitted. Blackbody does not re
Chapter 4, Responses to Review Questions _ 1. Heat is the name given to the energy transferred between two objects at different temperatures. Temperature is proportional to the average kinetic energy of atoms or molecules composing a substance. 2. Ab
Chapter 5, Responses to Review Questions _ 1. The air pressure at a given location on Earth's surface can be thought of as the weight per unit area of the column of air above that location. The pressure at any point within the atmosphere is equal to
Chapter 6, Responses to Review Questions _ 1. Evaporation: water changes phase from liquid to vapor. Transpiration: water vaporizes through the pores in the leaves of green plants. Condensation: water changes phase from vapor to liquid. Deposition: w
Chapter 7, Responses to Review Questions _ 1. Sources of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) include wind erosion of soil, salt crystals from sea spray, volcanic eruption, agricultural activities, and industrial emissions. 2. Cloud droplets are described
Chapter 8, Responses to Review Questions _ 1. In large-scale weather systems, the vertical component of the wind is typically considerably weaker than the wind's horizontal component. 2. Horizontal gradients in air pressure arise from horizontal grad