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5 Matching questions

  1. Freezing rain (ice storm) or sleet occurs when
  2. Concerning rainfall patterns, areas of persistent high pressure tend to cause
  3. A(n) ________ is a layer of dark gray clouds that produces precipitation
  4. Which of the following statements about airflow in the middle and upper troposphere is true?
  5. Upper air winds:
  1. a nimbostratus
  2. b are generally faster than surface winds
  3. c upper air is warm and surface air is cold
  4. d desert regions.
  5. e Except near the equator, the flow is from west to east.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. rising and expanding.
  2. friction is present only close to the ground
  3. winter dry season
  4. warm and dry
  5. near the equator and in mid-latitudes.

5 True/False questions

  1. Two of the strongest El NiƱo events on record began in what years?1983 and 1997


  2. Which type of cloud is most likely to form a halo around the Sun or the Moon?mT


  3. Clouds which have extensive vertical dimensions arealtostratus


  4. The term pressure gradient refers tochange in pressure along a horizontal surface


  5. Why do clouds represent a source of heat for the atmosphere?Cloud formation releases latent heat to the air.