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Department
Environmental Science
Course Code
EESA09H3
Professor
Tanzina Mohsin
Study Guide
Final

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EESA09H3 WIND
Final exam
Instructor: Tanzina Mohsin
T.A.s: Shannon Allen, Joyce Zhang
Date: Friday, December 12, 2008
Time: 2-5 pm (Maximum time allotted 3 hours)
Pages: 12
Preamble: The exam consists of 5 parts.
The first section, ‘who’s who’ is worth 5 marks.
The second section, true or false, is worth 14 marks.
The third section consists of 8 definitions for a total of 16 marks.
The fourth section consists of six short answer questions worth five marks each
for 30 marks.
In final section there are two concept maps worth 5 marks each for 10 marks.
There are a total of 75 marks. Please gauge your time accordingly.

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Part 1. “Who’s Who”. Write the names in the middle column with
associated concepts on the right. 1 mark each.
FitzRoy
Thermometers
Contaminants in Snow
Beaufort
Wind scale
Arctic Haze
Shaw
Arctic Haze
Anemometers
Lind
Anemometers
Thermometers
Meyer
Contaminants in Snow
Wind Scale
Part 2. True or False. Place a T or F in the blank provided. 14 marks.
1. Mach Scale is a 12 point qualitative wind scale. _F___
2. Surface conditions are not the dominant mechanism for midlatitude cyclone
formation. _T___
3. Boreas is a chilly north wind. _T____
4. Urban areas have higher albedo and so more energy is absorbed. _F___
5. Greenhouse gases trap heat by preventing hot air from escaping. __T__
6. Hurricanes produce the strongest winds on earth. ___F_
7. Microbursts are part of downdrafts of supercell thunderstorms. ___T_
8. The Gaia Hypothesis states that climate controls biota. __F__
9. The speed of sound at sea level at 15oC is 344 m/s. __F__
10. The tendency of air to flow from low to high pressure is the pressure
gradient force. _F___
11. Wania and Mackay discovered the ozone hole in 1974. __F__
12. The Dobson-Brewer circulation is a three cell circulation theory of the
stratosphere. __T__
13. The Montréal Protocol is an agreement to reduce CO2 emissions. _F___
14. Torricelli invented the thermometer in 1643. __F__

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Part 3. 8 Definitions. 2 marks each. Total of sixteen marks
1. Sonic Boom
2. Wind rose
3. “Grasshoppering”
4. Land/sea Breeze
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