# Met1010 Test 2 201-233

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### On an upper-level chart the wind tends to blow

parallel to the isobars or contours

### A ridge on an upper-level isobaric chart indicates

higher than average heights

true

### Newton's first law states that "an object at rest ___ as long as no force is exerted on the object."

will remain at rest

false

false

### The hydrostatic equation describes the equilibrium between the:

vertical pressure gradient force and gravity

### Why is there a minus sign in the hydrostatic equation? (The hydrostatic equation is.)

as pressure decreases, height increases

Sir Isaac Newton

### The "force exerted on an object equals its mass times the acceleration produced" is a description of:

Newtons Second Law

### Which of the following forces does not have a direct effect on horizontal wind motions?

gravitational force

### Which of the following can influence wind direction?

coriolis force, pressure gradient, and centripetal force (all of these)

Coriolis force

### The net force on air moving in a circle at constant speed is

inward toward the center of rotation

### Which of the statements below is NOT correct concerning the pressure gradient force?

it is non-existent at the equator

### The pressure gradient force is directed from higher pressure toward lower pressure:

at all places on earth

### Which of the following produces the strongest Coriolis force?

fast winds, high latitude

Coriolis force

Coriolis force

rotating earth

### Which statement below is NOT correct concerning the Coriolis force

it causes the winds to blow faster

### If the earth stopped rotating which of the following would NOT be true?

there would still be a Coriolis force

geostrophic wind

### The net force acting on air which is blowing parallel to straight contours at constant speed is

to the right of the winds motion in the northern hemisphere

east

northwest

### The winds aloft in the middle latitudes would not blow from the west if

the air over high latitudes became warmer than over the equator

west of you

zonal

geostrophic wind

right

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