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Physical geo test 1
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Isolines are _______
lines used to delineate different values on each side of the line.
At the equator there is a ____ of radiation
A temperature inversion ______
IS STABLE, and a rising parcel will not be able to rise
what is a monsoon?
a seasonal change in wind direction
the day of the year where all locations on earth have 12 hours of sunlight is the _______
At the surface, wind moves _____ a low, rotating ______ around it.
the atmosphere is unstable when the _____ lapse rate is greater than the______ lapse rate.
Environmental ; Adiabatic
In the three cell model, heating near the equator leads to _____ pressure at the surface resulting in ______ motion
which of these is not a major circle of latitude on the earth?
b) Tropic of Capricorn
c) Antarctic Circle
d) Prime Meridian
What force si due to the rotation of the earth, and is a function of latitude?
when can we use geostrophic wind as representation of actual wind?
Above the surface level
the ocean cools ______ then the land causing _______ pressure at night resulting in a_______ breeze.
Slower; Low; Land
In the northern hemisphere, wind moving between the subtropical high and the equatorial low is deflected to the____ due to the Coriolis effect creating the _______
Right; Northeast trade winds
what causes earths seasons?
the tilt of the earth
Satellites are an example of _______ sensing
the layer of the atmosphere you are currently in is the______
the tilt of the earth is _____ degrees
The closest approach the earth makes to the sun is called the___ and it happens every______
the plane on which the earth revolves around the sun is known as the_____
Plane of the Ecliptic
a project where lines of latitude and longitude appear as straight lines at 90 degree angle is known as a_______
on the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere what locations on earth will receive no direct sunlight
any place poleward of the arctic circle
the total amount of radiation reaching the earths atmosphere (before absorption or reflection) is known as
Cell like ocean currents created by prevailing winds, Coriolis Force, and landmasses are called?
The sinking air poleward edge of the equatorial Hadley cells causes?
the replacement of warm surface water with cold water from the depths of the ocean is known as?
which of these in not a variable gas
which of these is a potent green house gas
what does adiabatic mean?
the circumference of the earth at the equator is______km
Geostrophic is a balance between what forces
pressure gradient and Coriolis
which projection shows the shortest distance between two points on earths surface as a straight line
peak solar radiation is emitted between the wave lengths of ____ and ____
400 nanometers; 700 nanometers
the shape of the earth is an_____
moving directly north on the ground from the equator will cause a change in_____
is it possible to create a projection from a flat map?
the energy required for a substance to make a phase change is known as____?
the layer of the atmosphere where the vast majority of weather happens is called the___
The _____ is the change in temperature of a dry air with height solely due to the conservation of energy
Dry Adiabatic lapse rate
low pressure at the surface will lead to ____ pressure aloft
the 1 cell model assumes we live on an earth made of water that does not rotate (T/F)
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