Rainfall

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Rain Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    A tropical cyclone is a
    • A. 

      Low-pressure zone that occurs in the northern hemisphere only

    • B. 

      High-pressure zone with high winds

  • 2. 
    The following recording raingauges does not produce the mass curve of precipitation as record:
    • A. 

      Symons’ raingauge

  • 3. 
    When specific information about the density of snowfall is not available, the water equivalent of snowfall is taken as
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      10

  • 4. 
    The normal annual rainfall at stations A, B and C situated in meteorologically homogeneous region are 175 cm, 180 cm and 150 cm respectively. In the year 2000, station B was inoperative and stations A and C recorded annual precipitations of 150 cm and 135 cm respectively. The annual rainfall at station B in that year could be estimated to be nearly
    • A. 

      150 cm

    • B. 

      143 cm

    • C. 

      158

  • 5. 
    The average annual rainfall over the whole of Alexandria is estimated as
    • A. 

      189 cm

    • B. 

      319 cm

    • C. 

      89 cm