PHSC 210 Quiz 8

PHSC 210 Quiz 8 Liberty University

  1. What is the definition of aggregation?
  2. Which of the following statements is true when comparing humidity levels in the Sahara desert to humidity levels in Antarctica?
  3. If the water vapor above a surface of liquid water is under saturated, which of the following is occurring?
  4. Which cloud consists only of ice crystals and forms a thin veil across the sky?
  5. Which is the correct description of a dry haze?
  6. Which of the following is true about the pressure gradient force (PGF)?
  7. Why is the moist lapse rate less than the dry lapse rate?
  8. Which of the following conditions is necessary for winds to be geostrophic?
  9. In a thermal circulation what is happening at the surface of the warm column of air?
  10. Which of the following is correct about the Coriolis effect?
  11. What does the Latin word ‘cirrus’ mean?
  12. Which kind of fog forms as warm moist air moves across a cold surface?
  13. Which of the following is the cause of sea breezes?
  14. Which of the following is true about rising air parcels as they experience lower pressures?
  15. Which mechanism of forced instability is defined as “air moving into a low pressure system causes air to rise?”
  16. On a warm summer day you see cumulus clouds form due to rising thermals from the surface. If the surface air temperature is 32°C and the dew point temperature is 20°C, what is the altitude of the cloud base?
  17. Which of the following objects has the highest saturation vapor pressure, thus making it most difficult for it to grow in size when in the presence of the others?
  18. Which form of precipitation is observed if a thick layer of warm air (above freezing) is placed over a thick layer of cold air (below freezing)?
  19. Drizzle consists of small water droplets falling from nimbostratus clouds.
  20. Halos are the result of light refracting through ice crystals.
  21. The abbreviation for cumulonimbus is Cn.
  22. Air flow around a low pressure system is clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere.
  23. The 500 mb pressure level in a warm column of air will occur at a greater altitude than in a cold column of air.
  24. Water condenses on the side of a glass of ice water because the glass’s temperature is below the dew point temperature.
  25. Relative humidity is highest in the afternoon when the air temperature is highest.
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