Physical Meteorology Test 1

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  • 1. 
    Earth's dry atmosphere is mainly made up of which gasses?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • D. 

      Argon

    • E. 

      Methane

  • 2. 
    What percentage is Earth's atmosphere made up of Oxygen?
    • A. 

      80%

    • B. 

      78%

    • C. 

      23%

    • D. 

      21%

  • 3. 
    In accordance with the Gas Law, if V is doubled, then P is
    • A. 

      Halved

    • B. 

      Doubled

    • C. 

      Not affected

  • 4. 
    Earth's atmosphere is made up of what percentage of Nitrogen?
    • A. 

      81%

    • B. 

      78%

    • C. 

      21%

    • D. 

      1%

  • 5. 
    According to the Gas Law, if T is doubled, then V is
    • A. 

      Halved

    • B. 

      Doubled

    • C. 

      Not affected

  • 6. 
    In accordance with the Gas Law, if T is doubled, then P is
    • A. 

      Halved

    • B. 

      Doubled

    • C. 

      Not affected

  • 7. 
    The value of R* is _______.
  • 8. 
    The Gas constant, R, for any atmosphere can be found by dividing R* by the sum of the products of the ___________ .
  • 9. 
    The Hypsometric equation relates height to temperature and can be written out as follows: ______ .∫ integral symbol if needed
  • 10. 
    Dq = dw + dudq = pdv + dudq = pdα + dudq = pdα + CVdTdq = CPdT - αdpdq = dh - αdpdq = d(CPT + ϕ)These are forms of what Law?
  • 11. 
    Complete the Ideal Gas law:__ = ρRT
  • 12. 
    Complete the Ideal Gas Law:pv = n__T
  • 13. 
    Complete the Ideal Gas Law:p__ = mRT
  • 14. 
    Work is "path dependent."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The equation for Work is ∫ integral symbol if needed
  • 16. 
    What are common paths for work? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Isobaric

    • B. 

      Isovolumetric

    • C. 

      Isothermal

    • D. 

      Adiabatic

  • 17. 
    When the parcel expands, work is being done on the parcel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What is enthalpy a measure of?
  • 19. 
    What is CPT + ϕ ?
    • A. 

      Geopotential Height

    • B. 

      Dry Static Energy

    • C. 

      Constant Pressure

    • D. 

      Specific Heat of Pressure

  • 20. 
    Which describe a parcel?A parcel is some piece of air with an indeterminate volume and mass that:
    • A. 

      Is thermally insulated from its environment

    • B. 

      Assumes the same pressure as its environment

    • C. 

      Moves slow enough that its kinetic energy is small compared to its internal energy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    To get the Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate, you go from:0 = dq = d(CPT + ϕ) to (dT/dz) = (-g/CP) = -9.8 k/km
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    "Adiabatic" implies(Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      No pressure exchange with environment

    • B. 

      No heat exchange with environment

    • C. 

      Conserves Dry Static Energy

    • D. 

      Conserves Potential Temperature

  • 23. 
    What is potential temperature?
    • A. 

      The temperature a parcel could have when it puts its mind to it.

    • B. 

      The temperature a parcel could have when it is moved , dry adiabatically, to 850 mb.

    • C. 

      The temperature stored inside of a parcel.

    • D. 

      The temperature a parcel could have when it is moved, dry adiabatically, to 1000 mb.

  • 24. 
    This equation:θ = T(1000mb/p)^(R/CP)Is for what value?
    • A. 

      Potential Temperature

    • B. 

      Lapse Rate

    • C. 

      Geopotential Height

    • D. 

      Specific Volume

    • E. 

      Density

  • 25. 
    What are good criteria for a useful thermodynamic diagram?
    • A. 

      Maximum number of straight lines

    • B. 

      Coordinates to be measured

    • C. 

      Vertical coordinate to be approximately height

    • D. 

      Adiabats and isotherms to be parallel

    • E. 

      Area to be proportional to energy

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