Foucault Pendulum And Coriolis Effect Question Preview (ID: 56740)


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This device provides evidence that


a) Earth rotates
b) Earth's axis is tilted
c) Earth revolves
d) Earth has a magnetic pole

Planetary winds in the Northern Hemisphere are deflected to the right due to the
a) Doppler effect
b) Coriolis effect
c) tilt of Earth's axis
d) polar front jet stream

The best evidence that Earth rotates is provided by the
a) location of mid-oceanic ridge volcanoes and the distribution of index fossils
b) movement of Foucault pendulums and the Coriolis effect on air movement
c) pattern of changing seasons and the depth of meteor impacts
d) rate of uranium-238 decay and changes in atmospheric composition

What causes many surface winds to deflect to the right in the Northern Hemisphere?
a) rotation of Earth on its axis
b) Moon's revolution around the Earth
c) Earth's rotation on its axis
d) Earth's revolution around the Sun

In the Northern Hemisphere, planetary winds deflect to the
a) right, due to the Coriolis effect
b) right, due to the Doppler effect
c) left, due to the Coriolis effect
d) left, due to the Doppler effect

In 1851, the French physicist Jean Foucault constructed a large pendulum that always change direction of swing at the same rate in a clockwise direction. According to Foucault, this change in direction of swing was caused by the
a) Moon's rotation on its axis
b) Moon's revolution around the Earth
c) Earth's rotation on its axis
d) Earth's revolution around the Sun

The apparent change in direction of a swinging Foucault pendulum is the result of the
a) rotation of Earth
b) revolution of Earth
c) tilt of Earth's axis
d) shape of Earth's orbit

A Foucault pendulum appears to change its direction of swing over a period of several hours because of Earth’s
a) rotation
b) revolution
c) tilted axis
d) gravity

The best evidence that Earth spins on its axis is provided by
a) variations in atmospheric density
b) apparent shifts in the swing of a Foucault pendulum
c) changes in the position of sunspots on the Sun
d) eclipses of the Moon

The actual path results from


a) The actual path results from
b) the Coriolis effect
c) the globe's revolution
d) dynamic equilibrium

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