General Science Review 9.3 Question Preview (ID: 14732)


Predicting The Weather.[print questions]

which of the following is incorrect regarding a red sky?
a) rising or setting sun turns clouds red
b) When the sun rises in the east it makes clouds in the west red.
c) red clouds in the evening means that the clouds are moving west to east
d) none of the choices

what do you call scientists that study the causes of weather and try to predict it?
a) meteorologists
b) botanists
c) weatherologists
d) weathermen

which weather tool carry instruments high into the troposphere and lower stratosphere?
a) weather balloons
b) automated weather stations
c) computer forecasts
d) weather satellites

which weather tool is located in Earth's exosphere?
a) weather balloons
b) automated weather stations
c) computer forecasts
d) weather satellites

what data is common between weather balloons, weather satellites and automated weather stations?
a) humidity, air pressure, and temperature
b) temperature, air pressure, and solar winds
c) air pressure, wind speed, and wind direction
d) humidity, rainfall, and temperature

what is a difference between weather service maps and newspaper weather maps?
a) weather service maps have isotherms or isobars
b) newspaper service maps have isotherms or isobars
c) weather service maps only show fronts, precipitation, air pressure, and temperature
d) 2 of the choices

A small change in the weather today can mean a larger change in the weather later is known as the
a) wind chill factor
b) butterfly effect
c) coriolis effect
d) weather change effect

a cold front is represented by
a) triangles pointing in the direction the front is moving
b) triangles pointing in the direction the front is coming from
c) half-circles pointing in the direction the front is moving
d) half-circles pointing in the direction the front is coming from

How is cloud cover depicted on weather maps?
a) a circle
b) a half-circle
c) a triangle
d) a square

what is an isobar?
a) lines on a weather map that connect areas of equal pressure
b) lines on a weather map that connect areas of equal humidity
c) lines on a weather map that connect areas of equal temperature
d) lines on a weather map that connect areas of equal elevation

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