Temperature, Air Pressure & Wind

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Question #1
Wind strength is dependent upon

A. vertical movement of air
B. air pressure differences
C. horizontal movement of air
D. amount of gravitation attraction


Question #2
Lines on a surface map which show areas of equal temperature are called

A. isobars
B. thermobars
C. thermtherms
D. isotherms


Question #3
The instrument used to measure air pressure is called a(n)

A. barometer
B. thermometer
C. annemometer
D. weather vane


Question #4
The global winds which most influence the weather in the United States are the

A. Trade Winds
B. Polar Easterlies
C. Westerlies
D. Doldrums


Question #5
Sea breezes occur during the --?-- and produce winds moving --?--.

A. night / out over the water
B. night / in over the land
C. day / out over the water
D. day / in over the land


Question #6
Upward and downward currents of air which result from the uneven heating of the air are called

A. conduction currents
B. convection currents
C. radiation currents
D. winds


Question #7
The shift in global winds (to the right in the Northern Hemisphere) as a result of the Earth's rotation is called the

A. Bernouli Principle
B. Jetstream
C. El Nino
D. Coriolis Effect


Question #8
Winds are named according to

A. the direction they are blowing toward
B. the direction they are blowing from
C. their speed
D. their origin


Question #9
What is the movement of air around the center of a HIGH air pressure system?

A. downward, outward and clockwise
B. downward, inward and counterclockwise
C. upward, outward and clockwise
D. upward, inward and counterclockwise


Question #10
Which value most closely defines normal air pressure at sa level?

A. 30.92 inches
B. 28.92 inches
C. 31,92 inches
D. 29.92 inches



This test was made with free online software from Merex Corporation.