ch.7 geography final

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Created May 12, 2010
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1
Coastal areas located adjacent to cold ocean currents experience:
 
less precipitation than areas located adjacent to warm currents.
2
In which of the following areas would the least amount of precipitation occur?

 
on the leeward side of a mountain range in the interior of a continent
3
As regards average annual precipitation, which of the following is correct?

 
Highest average values occur along the equator
4
Hot and wet" temperature and precipitation patterns are characteristic of:
 
rain forests in the equatorial tropics.
5
Cold and dry" temperature and precipitation patterns are characteristic of:

 
polar climates.
6
According to the text, climate change in the next 50 years could exceed that of:

 
the past 18,000 years.
7
Wladimir Köppen based his climate classification on:

 
temperature and precipitation.
8
The classification system presented in the text uses:

 
 mixture of empirical and genetic factors.
9
The following was not one of six climates presented in the text:

 
torrid.
10
The following climate covers the largest area:
 
tropical.
11
Which of the following is true of all tropical climates
 
They are found between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
12
The following climate has the longest rainy season
 
tropical rain forest
13
Tropical monsoon climates:

 
have wet summers and dry winters
14
Which of the following is true of tropical savanna climates?

 
Their rainy season occurs in summer when the ITCZ is overhead.
15
Which of the following is true regarding mesothermal climates?

 
Over half the world lives in a mesothermal climate.
16
Marine west coast climates:
 
are sometimes found in non-coastal areas
17
Mediterranean climates:

 
are found on portions of the west coasts in both hemispheres
18
Mediterranean climates have:

 
cold currents offshore.
19
Humid subtropical climates:

 
are either moist all year or have a winter dry period.
20
Which of the following is true of polar climates
 
They have no true summer period
21
Which of the following is true regarding tundra climates?

 
The warmest month is between 0°C and 10°C.
22
Polar marine climates
 
have the most moderate temperatures of the polar climates
23
Ice-cap and ice-sheet climates
 
have average monthly temperatures below 0°C.
24
Arid and Semiarid climates are classified based on both
 
water balance and temperature.
25
The following factor increases the rainfall in a region
 
warm current offshore
26
Tropical and subtropical hot desert climates:

 
receive less than half of their moisture demand
27
Which of the following is true regarding arid and semiarid climates?
 
Arid and semiarid climates occupy more than 35% or Earth's land
28
An area that contains characteristic weather patterns are called a/an
 
climatic region
29
An empirical classification of climate is partially based on:
 
mean annual temperature and precipitation.
30
Relative to tropical climates, which of the following is true:
 
average annual temperatures are warmer than 18ºC (64.4ºF).
31
Relative to the Mediterranean climate, which of the following is false?

 
its warmest summer month averages below 22ºC (71.6ºF
32
The coldest climate on Earth, outside of the polar regions, is the:
 
subarctic.
33
Relative to an Ice Cap climate, which of the following is correct:
 
its warmest month is below freezing at 0ºC (32ºF).
34
precipitation is more than half the natural moisture demand, but not equal to it, the climate...
 
semiarid steppe
35
The most extensive climates, occupying the largest percentage of Earth’s surface, are the:
 
tropical climates
36
According to the IPCC assessment, temperatures forecasts for mid-century will be
 
between 1.1 Cº and 6.4 Cº higher.
37
Relative to future temperatures:

 
human society appears to be causing short-term changes in global temperatures and temperature...
38
The warmest years in the history of weather instruments were:
 
recorded since 1990.
39
The following climate has a dry season that lasts from 6 to 12 months:
 
tropical monsoon
40
Which of the following is true regarding climate
 
Climate includes both the averages and extremes
41
The present concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is:
 
higher than any time in the last 800,000 years.


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