FridayMay 27, 2011 (Review for Semester Final Exam – Day 5)
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Review for Semester Final Exam Day 5 Items 68 - ??
68 Draw a diagram that illustrates the electromagnetic radiation spectrum. Be sure to include colors of visible light, and wavelength and frequency variations.
69 Standard sea level pressure in inches of mercury is: 29.92 in. Hg
70 The primary force that generates wind is: the pressure gradient force
71 What would be the result of a steep pressure gradient on an area? strong winds
72 In the Northern Hemisphere, the winds associated with a low pressure system (cyclone) blow in what general directions? counterclockwise and toward the center
73 In the Northern Hemisphere, the winds associated with a high pressure system (anticyclone) blow in what general directions? clockwise and outward from the center
74 What atmospheric condition is usually associated with a low pressure system? precipitation
75 Draw the weather map symbols for the following types of fronts: cold front warm front occluded front
76 Which type of front causes a wind shift from south or southwest to northwest? a cold front
77 What happens when an active cold front overtakes a warm front? an occluded front forms
78 Which part of the United States does the humid subtropical climate dominate? southeastern
79 The most realistic models of atmospheric warming predict that mean global surface temperature will increase about ________ during the second half of the twenty-first century. 2.5°C
80 What are the two most important elements in a climatic description? temperature precipitation
81 What one process has added the greatest quantities of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere? burning of fossil fuels
82 Define the term “dew point.” the temperature at which water vapor condenses to a liquid
83 Define the terms “evaporation” and “condensation.” Evaporation is the process of converting a liquid to a vapor (gas.) Condensation is the process of converting a vapor (gas) to a liquid.
84 List some possible consequences of global warming. more frequent and intense hurricanes shifts in the paths of large-scale cyclonic storms increase of heat waves and droughts rising sea levels