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Global Winds & Coriolis

Quiz by Benjamin D Morgan

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30 questions
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  • Q1
    How is the ground heated?
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    Radiation from the sun
    Convection from the sun
    Heat from the planet's core radiates to the surface
    Conduction from the sun
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  • Q2
    What causes wind?
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    Convection currents
    Conduction currents
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    Radiation currents
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  • Q3
    What causes global winds and convection in the atmosphere?
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    Uneven heating of the Earth by the sun
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    Moon's graviational pull
    Coriolis effect from the spinning of the Earth
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  • Q4
    How do differences in air pressure affect the movement of air?
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    Air always moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.
    Air always moves from east to west.
    Air always moves from areas of low pressure to areas of high pressure
    Air always moves from areas of low altitudes to high altitudes
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  • Q5
    Which statement correctly describes the properties of cold air AND why it falls
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    Less dense, less pressure air compared to warmer air
    Less dense, high pressure air compared to warmer air
    More dense, lower pressure air compared to warmer air
    More dense, high pressure air compared to warmer air
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  • Q6
    Why does warm air rise?
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    More dense, lower pressure air compared to colder air
    Less dense, higher pressure air compared to colder air
    More dense, higher pressure air compared to colder air
    Less dense, lower pressure air compared to colder air
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  • Q7
    Which is true?
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    The sun transfers energy to Earth through radiation. The Earth transfers heat energy in the air through convection
    The sun transfers energy to Earth through radiation. The Earth transfers heat energy in the air through radiation
    The sun transfers energy to Earth through convection. The Earth transfers heat energy in the air through convection
    The sun transfers energy to Earth through radiation. The Earth transfers heat energy in the air through conduction
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  • Q8
    The equator is warmer than the poles because
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    Unevenly...light at the equator gets more direct sunlight
    Unevenly...the poles are farther from the sun
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  • Q9
    The reason why the Earth is heated unevenly is because...
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    The Earth is round creating different angles that the light strikes the surface
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    The equator is closer to the sun so it is warmer
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  • Q10
    What causes the poles to be cooler?
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    The poles receive less direct light AND the poles are farther from the Sun
    The poles receive less direct light so the light is spread out over a larger area
    The poles receive less direct light so the light is spread out over a smaller area
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  • Q11
    The air has thermal energy because
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    The core found in the interior of Earth releases heat to the surface. The surface then transfers thermal energy to the air.
    The sun transfers thermal energy directly to the air through radiation.
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    The sun transfers thermal energy to the Earth's surface. The surface of Earth then transfers thermal energy to the air.
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  • Q12
    The surface of Earth would be warmer at
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    Letter F because it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere
    Letter F because this is closer to the heat from Earth's core.
    Letter E because this is closer to the Sun
    Letter E because this gets more direct light than F
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  • Q13
    Sunlight strikes 30 and 45 degrees. Focus on these two spots. Air would rise at...
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    45 degrees because this part of Earth is closer to the Sun than at 30 degrees
    30 degrees because light hits the surface of Earth more directly here so its warmer here than at 45 degrees
    45 degrees because light hits the surface of Earth more directly here so its warmer here than at 30 degrees
    30 degrees because this part of Earth is closer to the Sun than at 45 degrees
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  • Q14
    Sunlight strikes 10 and 30 degrees. Focus on these two spots. Air would FALL at...
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    10 degrees because light here spreads out over a larger area of the surface. This causes it to be cooler than at 30
    10 degrees because this spot on Earth is farther from the sun. This causes it to be cooler here.
    30 degrees because light here spreads out over a larger area of the surface. This causes it to be cooler than at 10
    30 degrees because this spot on Earth is farther from the sun. This causes it to be cooler here.
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  • Q15
    Sunlight strikes 10 and 30 degree locations. Focus on these two spots. Clouds would form where?
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    10 degrees
    30 degrees
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  • Q16
    Sunlight strikes 90 and 45 degree locations. Focus on these two spots. Clear skies without clouds would be where?
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    90 degrees
    45 degrees
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  • Q17
    Sunshine would be where?
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    E
    D
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  • Q18
    Clouds would form where?
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    C
    D
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  • Q19
    Why do we get sunshine where the air falls (like in the model pictured here)?
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    The sunlight strikes the clouds causing them to evaporate. This created a clear sky.
    This is the warmest spots. Where the sun heats the Earth more directly you are going to get sunshine
    The rain has already fallen. This causes there to be no clouds to block the sun.
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  • Q20
    Why do we get clouds and rain where the warm air rises on the left side of the model pictured?
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    Clouds don't actually form where the air rises. The diagram is incorrect
    The clouds form here because the sunlight hasn't evaporated them yet.
    Water evaporates from the warm area near the ground. Water vapor then rises and cools to form clouds in the atmosphere
    The sunlight is less direct here. This causes clouds to not evaporate when the sunlight strikes them.
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