MS Mission 4 Test

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MS Mission 4 Test - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What occurs where a hurricane's rainbands are forming?
    • A. 

      Light precipitation is falling

    • B. 

      Moist air is rising

    • C. 

      Wind Shear is increasing

    • D. 

      Surface air pressure is decreasing

  • 2. 
    Satellites can collect data about the environment by detecting types of electromagnetic radiation that are not visible to the human eye.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements explains why hurricane-strength tropical cyclones in the Pacific Ocean rarely strike California?
    • A. 

      Intense tropical cyclones are uncommon in the Pacific Ocean

    • B. 

      A cold ocean current off the coast decreases their intensity

    • C. 

      The Saharan Air Layer increases their wind shear

    • D. 

      Their direction of rotation prevents them from moving eastward

  • 4. 
    Which of these events can weaken a hurricane?
    • A. 

      Passing over cool water stirred up by an earlier storm

    • B. 

      Sinking of warm, dry air at the storm's center

    • C. 

      Intensification of updrafts in the eyewall

    • D. 

      A decrease in strong wind shear between the storm's upper and lower halves

  • 5. 
    Why are different terms, such as hurricane, typhoon, and cyclone, used for hurricane-like storms?
    • A. 

      The different terms indicate a different minimum wind speed.

    • B. 

      Each term indicates a different level of storm damage

    • C. 

      The different terms indicate differences in how each storm forms.

    • D. 

      Different terms are used in different parts of the world

  • 6. 
    Suppose that a hurricane is headed toward the Atlantic coast of the U.S..  Which of these events would be likely to prevent landfall?
    • A. 

      Prevailing winds steer the hurricane to the northwest

    • B. 

      The hurricane passes over an area of warmer water

    • C. 

      Updrafts of warm, moist air intensify inside the hurricane

    • D. 

      The intensity of rainfall from the hurricane increases

  • 7. 
    Which of these is MOST likely to be added to a satellite image after a satellite was collected data about a hurricane?
    • A. 

      A photograph of the hurricane taken from an airplane

    • B. 

      Bright areas showing where clouds are expected to be

    • C. 

      A legend showing the height of the satellite above Earth's surface

    • D. 

      Lines showing state and country boundaries

  • 8. 
    The spiraling pattern of winds in a hurricane is produced by high wind shear over tropical ocean waters. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of these is most likely to be added to a satellite image after a satellite has collected data about a hurricane?
    • A. 

      Lines showing state and country boundaries

    • B. 

      A photograph of the hurricane taken from an airplane

    • C. 

      Bright areas showing where clouds are expected to be

    • D. 

      A legend showing the height of the satellite above Earth`s surface

  • 10. 
    How does Doppler radar differ from standard weather radar?
    • A. 

      Doppler radar can locate clouds.

    • B. 

      Doppler radar shows areas of precipitation.

    • C. 

      Doppler radar can measure wind speed and direction within a storm.

    • D. 

      Dopplar radar can be used on hurricane-hunter aircraft.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following phrases describes a Saharan Air Layer? 
    • A. 

      Cool and moist

    • B. 

      Hot, dry, and dusty

    • C. 

      Moist, hot, and dusty

    • D. 

      Cool and dusty

  • 12. 
    An encounter with the Saharan Air Layer can affect a hurricane in all of these ways EXCEPT by
    • A. 

      Mixing dry air into the hurricane.

    • B. 

      Interrupting the hurricane`s updrafts.

    • C. 

      Producing strong wind shear that can tear apart the hurricane.

    • D. 

      Increasing the transfer of heat energy from the ocean to the hurricane.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is the correct order of the stages leading to the development of a hurricane?
    • A. 

      Easterly wave --> tropical disturbance --> tropical depression --> tropical storm

    • B. 

      Tropical disturbance --> easterly wave --> tropical storm --> tropical depression

    • C. 

      Tropical storm --> tropical depression --> easterly wave

    • D. 

      Tropical depression --> tropical storm --> tropical storm --> easterly wave

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