Quiz #3: Advanced
Quiz #3: Advanced

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1.  Pollutants are most likely to be removed from the atmosphere by:
A. evaporation
B. precipitation
C. volcanic activity
D. transpiration

2.  A map view of surface air movement in a low-pressure system is shown below. The air near the center of the low-pressure system usually will:

A. evaporate into a liquid
B. reverse direction
C. rise and form clouds
D. squeeze together to form a high-pressue system.

3.  Locations A and B on the map of North America below are source regions for air masses. Compared to the air mass formed at location B, the air mass formed at location A will normally be:

A. cooler and drier
B. cooler and wetter
C. warmer and drier
D. warmer and wetter


4.  A map of the United States is shown below. Weather conditions in which location would be of most interest to a person predicting the next day's weather for New York State?

A. choice (A)
B. choice (B)
C. choice (C)
D. choice (D)

5.  A container of water is placed in an open outdoor area so that the evaporation rate can be observed. The water will most likely evaporate fastest when the weather is:
A. cool, humid, and windy
B. cool, dry, and calm
C. warm, humid, and calm
D. warm, dry, and windy

6.  According to the graph below, what happens to the density of a mass of air when its water vapor content increases?

A. Density decreases
B. Density increases
C. Density remains the same
D. Density increases rapidly, then remains the same

7.  The weather map below shows a portion of an air-pressure field at Earth's surface. Isobars show air pressure in millibars. At which location is windspeed greatest?

A. choice (A)
B. choice (B)
C. choice (C)
D. choice (D)

8.  Base your answer on the diagram of a mountain shown below. The arrow represent the direction of airflow over the mountain. Compared to the temperature and humidity conditions at location A, the conditions at location B are:

A. cooler and more humid
B. warmer and more humid
C. cooler and less humid
D. warmer and less humid


9.  When clouds form, heat energy is released into the atmosphere by:
A. expanding air
B. falling precipitation
C. condensation nuclei
D. condensing water vapor

10.  On a clear, dry day an air mass has a temperature of 20 degrees C, and a dew point temperature of 10 degrees C. According to the graph below, about how high must this air mass rise before a cloud can form?

A. 3.0 km
B. 2.4 km
C. 1.6 km
D. 2.8 km

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