Z Meteorology Practice Test!

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Z Meteorology Practice Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When A Cold Front catches up to a Warm Front and________.
    • A. 

      A low pressure system is created

    • B. 

      Cold air overpowers and diminishes the warm air

    • C. 

      Warm air dissipates the cold front

    • D. 

      The cold air sinks beneath the warm front at the surface in an occluded front

    • E. 

      The cold air sinks beneath the warm front at the surface in a stationary

  • 2. 
    Often in in front of a warm front (before it gets there) the weather is ______.
    • A. 

      Dry and clear due to limited cloud cover and winds that blow away all of the clouds from the cold front just ahead.

    • B. 

      Rainy due to increased low level moisture that rises over the warm front and is carried ahead .

    • C. 

      Warmer than after the warm front passes

    • D. 

      Colder than after the warm front passes

    • E. 

      choice b, possibly c

    • F. 

      Choice a, possibly d

  • 3. 
    Within cumulonimbus clouds, ____________.
    • A. 

      Thunder is the sound lightning exceeding the sound barrier inside and outside the cloud.

    • B. 

      Downdrafts ideally push the hot air down because it is less dense and easier for the wind to circulate

    • C. 

      Warm air is lifted in updrafts and cold air is cycled down in downdrafts, which can lead to precipitation on the surface if the cycle is broken.

    • D. 

      A and e

    • E. 

      Dense cold air rises and is warmed by the sun at the top, causing it to fall in the form of rain or sometimes snow.

    • F. 

      A and c

  • 4. 
    Stationary fronts occur when 
    • A. 

      A warm front slams into a cold front and their opposite momentums cause them to stop

    • B. 

      The wind dies down enough to cause a front to lose its momentum

    • C. 

      An occluded front disappears

  • 5. 
    A warm front can typically be associated with ________.
    • A. 

      Cloud cover

    • B. 

      Inversion

    • C. 

      Warm air replacing cold air at the surface

    • D. 

      Warmer surface temperatures

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    A meteorologist is mapping the station model for his region. He indicates that the temperature in Albany, NY is 40 degrees Fahrenheit with winds southwest at 30 mph on his station model- evident by 3 full tic marks on the wind vane. The dew point is set at 37 degrees F and the partly cloudy city is denoted on his model by shading in 1/2 of the model. The wind is blowing to the Northeast and his arrow is pointing to the Southwest.He did not make an error in labeling the Station Model for Albany.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The air is frigid cold and dry. Which air mass is it from?
    • A. 

      CP

    • B. 

      MP

    • C. 

      CT

    • D. 

      AP

    • E. 

      MC

    • F. 

      CA

  • 8. 
    __^___^__^__^__ U   U   U    U   U    =_?_
    • A. 

      Warm front

    • B. 

      Stationary front

    • C. 

      Cold front

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
        Which point, E or F, has the fastest wind?
    • A. 

      E

    • B. 

      F

  • 10. 
    Smog __________.
    • A. 

      Is the result of many fine air particulates in the form of pollutants.

    • B. 

      Can cause impaired vision over distances

    • C. 

      Is made of condensation nuclei and water vapor

    • D. 

      A, b and c

    • E. 

      Indicates poor air quality for breathing in severe cases

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The Troposphere _______.
    • A. 

      Is the most dense

    • B. 

      Is the least dense

    • C. 

      Is the warmest of the first 5

    • D. 

      Is where the jet stream is ( in tropopause)

    • E. 

      Is where the ozone layer is (in tropopause)

    • F. 

      A and d

    • G. 

      All but b

  • 12. 
    It is quicker flying to New York from Los Angeles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The ozone layer is a thick layer of Othat, over the last 30 years, has been damaged by CO2 and CO (among many others) primarily from human activity, with factors such as excessive idling and fossil fuel incineration adding to the chaos.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Antarctic circle's ozone levels have been increasing at an alarmingly fast rate over the last 30 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The majority of the air is made of carbon dioxide and argon. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Global warming is a myth!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The pressure increases as the cold front passes 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    How are all 3 types of heat transformation (Radiation, Conduction, and Convection) all being demonstrated in this picture
  • 19. 
    You will get an extra point on this impossible test because of this question
    • A. 

      Of course

    • B. 

      It doesn't work that way