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2011 Midterm Summer.pdf


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

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EESA09H3 WIND
Midterm, summer 2011
Part 1. “Who‟s Who”. Write the names in the middle column with associated
concepts on the right. 1 mark each.
W. Ferrel
Angel and Isard
Great Lake Storms
Kalkstein and
Sheridan
D. Etkin and E. Brun
Hail
Angel and Isard
Sebastian Junger
Perfect Storm
D. Etkin and E.
Brun
W. Ferrel
Global circulation
Sebastian Junger
Kalkstein and Sheridan
Air Masses
Part 2. True or False. Indicate „T‟ or „F‟ in the spaces provided. 1 mark each.
1. Hail is sometimes formed in cumulonimbus
clouds.
True
2. All lightning begins at the cloud base and travels
to the surface.
False
3. Thunderstorms sometimes cause dust storms.
True
4. Wind speed is measured using an anemometer.
True
5. Tornadoes rank the second costliest natural
disaster in Canada.
False
6. The NAO controls North Atlantic SSTs.
False
7. Firestorms only occur in dry areas.
False
8. The south-east Pacific is too cold for hurricanes
to develop.
True
9. The Earth’s atmosphere is mostly oxygen
False
10. The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was sunk by the
“Perfect Storm”.
False

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Part 3: Circle the Answer that you think is the most suitable for the following
multiple choice questions. 10 marks.
1. Lightening can occur within a cloud and between clouds. This is called
a. Heat lightening
b. Fork lightening
c. Sheet lightening
d. Dry lightening
2. In Canada the rank of Hurricanes as a natural disaster is
a. Third costliest
b. Sixth costliest
c. Eighth costliest
d. Second costliest
3. Which one of the following is not true for the similarities between Hurricanes and Polar
lows
a. Both have an eye in the middle
b. Both use latent heat as an energy source
c. Both are affected by air masses
d. Both dissipate at landfall
e. Both have an warm core
4. Gaia Hypothesis postulates that
a. Climate controls natural environment
b. Human controls natural environment
c. Nature controls constituents of atmospheric environment
d. None of the above is true
5. Which one of the following is not a greenhouse gas?
a. Carbon dioxide (CO2)
b. Nitrous oxide (N2O)
c. Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
d. Ozone (O3)
e. CFCs
6. Cirrocumulus cloud has one of the following characteristic. Identify the correct one.
a. Halo around the sun
b. Thundercloud
c. Mackerel sky
d. Puffy cotton like appearance
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7. Subtropical high is an area of
a. High precipitation
b. No precipitation
c. Little precipitation
d. None of the above
8. Jet Stream is a swift flowing current of air, which
a. Can be found between 10-15 km above from the surface
b. Can be found just above the stratosphere
c. Can be found at the division between the three cells
d. Can be found at the battle ground between air masses
e. If you think more than one of the above is correct then click (e)
9. Which one of the following is Not considered by Gray Index to forecast hurricanes in the
Atlantic basin?
a. ENSO
b. NAO
c. QBO
d. SSTs
e. All of the above
10. Which one of the following region doesn’t have a low February peak for wintertime Polar
Lows?
a. Canadian seas
b. Pacific Ocean
c. Atlantic Ocean
d. Caribbean Seas
e. None of the above
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