Atmospheric Pressure & Temperature – Geology
This geology quiz cover atmospheric pressure and temperature.
Which is the most likely degrees of latitude of our school campus?
34 N – correct
Varies by season
Degrees of North Pole?
90 North- correct
How many degrees of latitude is the Tropic of Cancer?
Varies by season
23.5 N- correct
Around the world, millions of people live on the Equator. What’s the shortest day of the year for those living on the Equator?
The March Equinox
All days are the same length- correct
What color is infrared?
The general term used to describe a drawn line on a map, that is made up of multiple data points, all having equal value, is called an ______________.
Isoline – correct
In the natural world, energy and matter can be thought of as being part of a system. When considering all the matter of Earth (rocks , water, air), we would say that system is a _______________ system.
closed – correct
Due to the inherent problem of projecting a three-dimensional object (Earth) onto a two-dimensional flat surface (a map); All maps are _______________.
distortion – correct
During the lecture explaining remote sensing, name one of the two cities mentioned. (Spelled correctly, state name not necessary)
Palm springs – correct
Our text uses the term _____________________ to describe Earth’s orbital path around the Sun?
Plane of the Ecliptic – correct
Name one, non-gaseous particulate that is commonly found in the atmosphere. (just one word)
Smoke – correct
_____________ is the primary, most fundamental control for a regions climate. And, it’s what this class is all about.(One word, spelled correctly)
Latitude – correct
Term used to describe short-term atmospheric conditions for a given time in a specific location.
What is the most common gas in the atmosphere?
We live in which portion of the atmosphere?
The Atmospheric General Circulation; the midlatitude wind directions flow ___________ to ____________.
West to East – correct
Name a common substance found in nature that has a very high albedo.
The specific heat of water requires [temp] energy input to raise the temperature of an equal proportion of land the same temperature.
5 times more– correct
5 times less
100 times more
Which term describes when electromagnetic energy travels through a medium without changing its wavelength?
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Which process describes energy being transferred from one molecule to the next? (A prime example occurs when when warm ground transfers energy to the surrounding atmosphere.)
A _____________ pressure system develops when relatively cooler air sinks then diverges at the surface.
high – correct
The winds that come out of the STH’s and flow into the midlatitudes are called the _______________.
Westerlies – correct
Where do the tradewinds from each hemisphere converge?
ITCZ, intertropical convergence zone– correct
around 30 degrees of latitude
As a parcel of air sinks, what happens to that parcel of air adibatically?
Rises, then cools
Compresses, then cools
Compresses, then warms– correct
Rises, then warms
As air leaves a high pressure system in the southern hemisphere, which direction are surface winds being deflected as it moves forward?
To it’s left– correct
To it’s right
As atmospheric temperature goes up, relative humidity goes ______________. (one word)
What specifically occurs during an ‘exchange of latent heat’?
The DAR drops below zero percent humidity
The stratosphere warms slightly
Hydrogen bonds are formed or broken– correct
Water vapor evaporates into ice
What occurs when a parcel of air reaches the LCL?
Condensation can occur- correct
What is the relationship between RH and temperature?
Where would orographic lift occur?