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You would expect the ocean near a desert to have __________ salinity copmared to the average ocean salinity.
a) greater b) lesser c) the same d) there is not enough information to determine the answer
A monsoon is
a) a local seasonal weather pattern that causes winters to be very dry b) a local seasonal weather pattern that causes summers to be very dry c) a large rotating storm d) none of the answers are correct
What does ITCZ stand for?
a) inter tropical convergence zone b) international terrestrial company zenith c) d)
A _____________ forms within a single atmospheric cell
a) tropical cyclone b) monsoon c) cyclone d) tropical monsoon
A ____________ forms along the boundary of where a Handley and polar Ferrel cells meet
a) extratropical cyclone b) monsoon c) cyclone d)
Cyclones form where
a) wind is drawn into a low pressure area at the Eath's surface, forming a spiral pattern b) high pressure air pushes wind away cauing a drain effect c) two air masses meet head on and roll backwards, causing a typhoon and a hurricane d) all of the answers are correct
Air circulates counterclockwise ina Northern Hemisphere cyclone because the low pressure that draws in the winds is stronger than the Coriolis effect
a) True b) False c) d)
A difference between a tropical cyclone and an extratropical cyclone is
a) tropical cyclones form at lower latitudes than extra tropcial cyclones b) tropical cyclones last longer than extratropical cyclones c) tropical cyclones contain more water vapor than extratropical cyclones d)
A difference between a tropical cyclone and an extratropical cyclone is
a) a tropical cyclone can grow very quickly and reach typhoon or hurrican strength and a extratropical cyclone grows into a nor b) tropical cyclones last longer than extratropical cyclones c) tropical cyclones contain more water vapor than extratropical cyclones d)
A typhoon is an intense cyclone that occurs over the ______________
a) Pacific Ocean b) Indian Continent c) Atlantic Ocean d) Bahama Islands
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