Ch 7 The standard sea level atmospheric pressure in An anticyclone is a center of high pressure and is
millibars is 1013.2 mb. generally responsible for fair weather.
Upper air disturbances and midlatitudes storms form A cold front forms when a cold air mass penetrates a
near the polar fronts. warm air mass.
Strong wind convergence in association with the ITCZ In cyclones, convergence and uplift typically cause
generally occurs at 0 degree latitudes. condensation and precipitation, whereas descent in
anticyclones causes the air to warm.
In the Hadley cell, ar rises at the ITCZ and descends
in the subtropical high pressure cells. low pressure troughs forms between 2 high
Hadley cell are driven by hear from the Sun. True.
In middle and high latitudes the dominant form of
Most of the world’s great deserts are located near the weather system is the midlatitude cyclone
subtropical high pressure centers.
An occluded front occurs within a midlatitude cyclone
In monsoon regions, average conditions tend to be when a cold front overtakes a warm front
wet ad hot in the summer and dry and cool in winter
Prevailing easterlie aloft propel midlatitude cyclones.
During the winter in the midlatitudes, we expect to find False
HIGH surface pressures over the land and LOW
pressure over the ocean. During the summer, we The leading edge of a polar outbreak is a cold front
expect this pressure pattern to SWITCH. with squalls.
Which of the following is not true about a jet stream? Ch 9 Tropical weather tends to be convective in
It is due to the temperature difference between nature.
oceans and land.
Hurricane season in the northern hemisphere runs
Polar fronts mark the boundary between cold polar from June to November
air and warm tropical air.
South America is rarely ever threatened by
Disturbances in the polar jet over the midlatitudes hurricanes
help transport cold air to Low latitudes and warm air
The tools that weather forecasters use to track and
to the high latitudes.
study hurricanes are satellites, hurricane hunter
In the ocean, the boundary between warmer surface planes, and ocean probes.
water and colder subsurface water is marked by the
As tropical cyclones grow, the low pre