Clouds Precipitation And Severe Storms

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What prefix is used to identify clouds that appear from 2000 to 6000 meters above the surface?

    • A.

      Cirro-

    • B.

      Nimbo-

    • C.

      Strato-

    • D.

      Alto-

    Correct Answer
    D. Alto-
    Explanation
    The prefix "alto-" is used to identify clouds that appear from 2000 to 6000 meters above the surface. This prefix indicates that the clouds are located at a mid-level altitude.

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  • 2. 

    Clouds are formed based on __________________ and height.

    Correct Answer
    form
    Explanation
    Clouds are formed based on a combination of factors including temperature, humidity, and air pressure. Additionally, the height at which clouds form is influenced by these factors as well as the presence of condensation nuclei, which provide a surface for water vapor to condense onto. The process of cloud formation involves the cooling of air, which causes water vapor to condense into tiny water droplets or ice crystals, resulting in the formation of visible clouds in the atmosphere.

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  • 3. 

    Any storm with a low-pressure center causes a circular pattern of winds to form is a called a cyclone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A cyclone is a type of storm characterized by a low-pressure center that causes circular patterns of winds to form. This means that any storm with a low-pressure center can be classified as a cyclone. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 4. 

    Fog is....

    • A.

      Evaporation from the ground.

    • B.

      Condensation on the ground.

    • C.

      A cloud with its base on or near the ground.

    • D.

      A cloud that sank to the ground.

    Correct Answer
    C. A cloud with its base on or near the ground.
    Explanation
    Fog is a meteorological phenomenon characterized by a cloud with its base on or near the ground. It is formed when the air near the ground cools down, causing water vapor to condense into tiny water droplets. These droplets then suspend in the air, creating a thick cloud-like formation that reduces visibility. Unlike evaporation from the ground or condensation on the ground, fog specifically refers to the cloud-like formation that forms near the surface.

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  • 5. 

    What type of cloud is shown in this image?

    • A.

      Cumulus

    • B.

      Cumulonimbus

    • C.

      Altocumulus

    • D.

      Nimbostratus

    Correct Answer
    A. Cumulus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is cumulus because cumulus clouds are characterized by their puffy, cotton-like appearance. These clouds typically have a flat base and a rounded top, resembling a cauliflower. In the image, the cloud shown matches this description, with its distinct shape and fluffy texture. Cumulus clouds are commonly associated with fair weather, although they can develop into cumulonimbus clouds, which are associated with thunderstorms.

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  • 6. 

     Clouds are mainly made of

    • A.

      Air

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Snow

    • D.

      Cotton

    Correct Answer
    B. Water
    Explanation
    Clouds are mainly made of water. Clouds form when warm air rises and cools, causing the water vapor in the air to condense into tiny water droplets or ice crystals. These droplets or crystals then gather together to form clouds. Therefore, water is the primary component of clouds.

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  • 7. 

    What kind of cloud is puffy and very white?

    • A.

      Stratus

    • B.

      Cirrus

    • C.

      Cumulus

    • D.

      Cumulonimbus

    Correct Answer
    C. Cumulus
    Explanation
    Cumulus clouds are known for their puffy and white appearance. They are low-level clouds that are often seen on sunny days. These clouds are formed by the upward movement of warm air, which causes the moisture in the air to condense and form visible water droplets or ice crystals. Cumulus clouds are typically associated with fair weather, but they can also develop into larger, more vertically developed clouds called cumulonimbus clouds, which are associated with thunderstorms. Therefore, the correct answer is Cumulus.

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  • 8. 

    Long, skinny clouds are called

    • A.

      Cirrus

    • B.

      Cumulus

    • C.

      Stratus

    • D.

      Hanging clouds

    Correct Answer
    A. Cirrus
    Explanation
    Long, skinny clouds are called cirrus because cirrus clouds are high-level clouds that form at altitudes above 20,000 feet. They are characterized by their thin, wispy appearance and can often be seen in the form of delicate, white strands or patches. Cirrus clouds are composed mostly of ice crystals and are typically associated with fair weather conditions. Their elongated shape is a result of the strong winds at high altitudes that stretch the cloud particles into thin, threadlike formations.

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  • 9. 

    Cumulonimbus clouds are also called

    • A.

      Water clouds

    • B.

      Heavy clouds

    • C.

      Puffy clouds

    • D.

      Rain clouds

    Correct Answer
    D. Rain clouds
    Explanation
    Cumulonimbus clouds are called rain clouds because they are associated with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. These clouds are characterized by their towering vertical extent and dark, dense appearance. They are formed through the convection process, where warm air rises rapidly and condenses into water droplets, creating a vertical column of clouds. The high levels of moisture and instability within cumulonimbus clouds result in the formation of heavy rain showers, thunder, lightning, and sometimes hail. Therefore, the term "rain clouds" accurately describes the main characteristic and behavior of cumulonimbus clouds.

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  • 10. 

    High level clouds appear 20,000 feet above the surface of Earth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    High level clouds, also known as cirrus clouds, typically form at altitudes of 20,000 feet or higher above the Earth's surface. These clouds are composed of ice crystals and often appear wispy or feathery in nature. They are usually thin and transparent, allowing sunlight to pass through them. Due to their high altitude, they are often seen as white or light gray in color. Therefore, the statement that high level clouds appear 20,000 feet above the surface of the Earth is true.

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  • 11. 

    An ________________ is a large region of air that has a similar temperature and humidity.

    • A.

      Front

    • B.

      Air mass

    • C.

      Wind

    Correct Answer
    B. Air mass
    Explanation
    An air mass is a large region of air that has a similar temperature and humidity. Air masses form over a specific area and take on the characteristics of that region. They can be classified based on their temperature and moisture content, such as warm and moist air masses or cold and dry air masses. These air masses can influence weather patterns and can be responsible for bringing different types of weather conditions to an area.

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  • 12. 

    When one air mass meets a different air mass,this meetjng place between air masses is called a ______________.

    • A.

      Cloud

    • B.

      Storm

    • C.

      Front

    Correct Answer
    C. Front
    Explanation
    When one air mass meets a different air mass, the meeting place between air masses is called a front. Fronts are boundaries where two air masses with different characteristics, such as temperature, humidity, and density, interact. This interaction often leads to the formation of weather phenomena such as clouds and storms. Therefore, the correct answer is front.

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  • 13. 

    A _________________ is a rainstorm that includes lightning and thunder.

    • A.

      Thunderstorm

    • B.

      Rainstorm

    • C.

      Lightning storm

    Correct Answer
    A. Thunderstorm
    Explanation
    A thunderstorm is a type of rainstorm that is characterized by the presence of lightning and thunder. During a thunderstorm, there is a combination of heavy rain, strong winds, lightning bolts, and the sound of thunder. The lightning is caused by the buildup and discharge of electrical energy in the atmosphere, while the thunder is the sound produced by the rapid expansion and contraction of air surrounding the lightning bolt. Therefore, a thunderstorm is the correct term to describe a rainstorm with lightning and thunder.

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  • 14. 

    Knowing the different  clouds  allows us to predict the weather.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Knowing the different types of clouds allows us to predict the weather because different types of clouds are associated with different weather patterns. For example, cumulus clouds are often associated with fair weather, while nimbus clouds are usually associated with rain or storms. By understanding the characteristics of different cloud types, meteorologists can make more accurate predictions about upcoming weather conditions.

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  • 15. 

    Hurricane winds whip up large waves in the ocean.These waves cause a bilge of water in the ocean known as a _______________.

    • A.

      Wind surge

    • B.

      Storm surge

    • C.

      Water surge

    • D.

      Storm

    Correct Answer
    B. Storm surge
    Explanation
    When hurricane winds blow over the ocean, they create large waves. These waves can cause a buildup of water in the ocean, which is known as a storm surge. A storm surge is a rise in water level above the normal tide levels, and it can be very dangerous and destructive, often causing flooding and damage to coastal areas during a hurricane.

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