RCAC Practice Exam (Meterology) V2

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  • 1. 

    The normal time between METARs is,

    • A.

      6 hours.

    • B.

      1 hour.

    • C.

      3 hours.

    • D.

      12 hours.

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 hour.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1 hour. This is because METARs (Meteorological Aerodrome Reports) are typically issued every hour. These reports provide information about the current weather conditions at an aerodrome, including temperature, wind speed and direction, visibility, and cloud cover. The frequent issuance of METARs allows pilots and air traffic controllers to have up-to-date and accurate weather information for flight planning and safety purposes.

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  • 2. 

    METAR  CYWG 071500Z 34008KT 15SM SKC M24/M28 A3043 RMK SLP332=According to this METAR report, winds at Winnipeg are;

    • A.

      34 degrees at 15 knots

    • B.

      240 degrees at 28 knots

    • C.

      34 degrees at 8 knots

    • D.

      340 degrees at 8 knots

    Correct Answer
    D. 340 degrees at 8 knots
    Explanation
    The given METAR report states that the wind direction at Winnipeg is 340 degrees, and the wind speed is 8 knots. This means that the wind is coming from the north-northwest direction and is blowing at a speed of 8 knots.

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  • 3. 

    METAR  CYWG 071500Z 34008KT 15SM SKC M24/M28 A3043 RMK SLP332= According to this METAR report, the visibility in Edmonton is;

    • A.

      15 miles with light smoke

    • B.

      15 statute miles

    • C.

      15 kilometers

    • D.

      Can't tell.

    Correct Answer
    B. 15 statute miles
    Explanation
    The METAR report for Edmonton indicates a visibility of 15 statute miles. This measurement signifies the maximum horizontal distance an observer can see and is crucial for aviation and weather monitoring, providing pilots and meteorologists with important information about atmospheric conditions for safe navigation and forecasting.

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  • 4. 

    METAR  CYWG 071500Z 34008KT 15SM SKC M24/M28 A3043 RMK SLP332= According to this METAR report, what is the temperature range between current temp and dew point in Winnipeg;

    • A.

      30 degrees c

    • B.

      15 degrees c

    • C.

      4 degrees c

    • D.

      -4 degrees c

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 degrees c
    Explanation
    The METAR report provides information about the temperature and dew point in Winnipeg. The current temperature is given as -24 degrees Celsius (M24) and the dew point is given as -28 degrees Celsius (M28). To find the temperature range between the current temperature and the dew point, we subtract the dew point from the current temperature: -24 - (-28) = -24 + 28 = 4 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the temperature range between the current temperature and the dew point in Winnipeg is 4 degrees Celsius.

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  • 5. 

    METAR  CYWG 071500Z 34008KT 15SM SKC M24/M28 A3043 RMK SLP332= According to this METAR report, your altimeter should be set to?

    • A.

      30.43" Hg.

    • B.

      33.20" Hg.

    • C.

      29.92" Hg.

    • D.

      34.008" Hg.

    Correct Answer
    A. 30.43" Hg.
    Explanation
    The given METAR report provides information about the current weather conditions at a specific location. The altimeter setting is indicated by the A followed by a four-digit number. In this case, the altimeter setting is given as A3043, which means that the altimeter should be set to 30.43 inches of mercury (Hg).

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  • 6. 

    In an isothermal layer the ___________ remains constant. (fill in the blank)

    • A.

      Pressure

    • B.

      Relative humidity.

    • C.

      Temperature and pressure.

    • D.

      Temperature.

    Correct Answer
    D. Temperature.
    Explanation
    In an isothermal layer, the temperature remains constant. This means that there is no change in temperature as you move through the layer. The other options, such as pressure and relative humidity, can vary within an isothermal layer, but the defining characteristic is that the temperature remains the same.

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