Winds And Air Pressure Question Preview (ID: 72)

Factors Effecting Wind Including Temperature, Pressure And Gradient.

As the temperature of the atmosphere at a given location increases, the air pressure will most likely
a) decrease
b) increase
c) remain the same
d) none of the above

Which factor is most directly related to wind velocity?
a) pressure gradient
b) cloud type
c) relative humidity
d) dewpoint

As wind velocity decreases, the distance between isobars on a weather map will
a) increase
b) decrease
c) remain the same
d) none of the above

What is the average atmospheric pressure at sea level?
a) 1.0 atmosphere
b) 2.0 atmospheres
c) 0.1 atmosphere
d) 4.0 atmospheres

Wind velocity is most directly dependent on the
a) gradient of the air pressure field
b) value of the Coriolis effect
c) moisture content of the air
d) rotational velocity of the Earth

Rapidly falling barometric pressure readings most likely indicate
a) approaching storm conditions
b) clearing conditions
c) decreasing humidity
d) decreasing temperatures

The wind speed between two nearby locations is affected most directly by differences in the
a) air pressure between the locations
b) Coriolis effect between the locations
c) longitude between the locations
d) latitude between the locations

Air pressure is usually highest when the air is
a) cold and dry
b) cold and humid
c) warm and dry
d) warm and humid

As warm, moist air moves into a region, barometric pressure readings in the region will generally
a) decrease
b) increase
c) remain the same
d) none of the above

Wind is caused mainly by air-pressure differences that result from
a) uneven heating of Earth's atmosphere
b) absorption of ultraviolet radiation by Earth's landmasses
c) radiation of heat from Earth's landmasses to water bodies
d) rotation of Earth on its axis

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