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This activity contains 28 questions.

Question 1.
An immense body of air characterized by a similarity of temperature and moisture at any given altitude is referred to as a/an


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Question 2.
Along which type of front is the intensity of precipitation greater, but the duration shorter?


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Question 3.
An air mass is a uniform body of air that moves unmodified from location to location.


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Question 4.
A Continental Polar air mass is responsible for some of the coldest temperatures of winter across the eastern United States.


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Question 5.
A cP air mass originates over land and is likely to be cold and dry.


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Question 6.
After the passage of a cold front, air pressure will most likely rise.


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Question 7.
An mT air mass would be best described as


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Question 8.
Cumulonimbus clouds are common in front of a cold front.


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Question 9.
Identify the type of weather front illustrated on this idealized diagram by selecting the correct response.

(Weather front diagram, Copyright © Prentice Hall, Inc.)



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Question 10.
Overrunning occurs when warm air glides along a cold air mass.


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Question 11.
Warmer, denser air is always forced aloft.


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Question 12.
Following the passage of a cold front, winds often come from the


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Question 13.
On a weather map, the surface position of a warm front is shown by a line with semicircles extending into the cooler air.


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Question 14.
The boundary that separates different air masses is called a/an


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Question 15.
The temperature condition of an air mass is described using the terms Polar and Tropical.


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Question 16.
Which of the following descriptions best matches the conditions for a warm front?

 
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Question 17.
Which of the following is an appropriate classification for the nature of the surface of the source region?


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Question 18.
Which of the following source regions and air mass is most responsible for nor'easters along the Atlantic seaboard?


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Question 19.
An "Alberta clipper" usually brings warm, moist air to subtropical regions.


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Question 20.
Identify the indicated features of an idealized middle-latitude cyclone by selecting the correct response.

(Middle-latitude cyclone diagram, Copyright © Prentice Hall, Inc.)




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Question 21.
Mid-latitude cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere generally move from ___________ across the continent.


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Question 22.
Mid-latitude cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere have clockwise rotation and converging winds at the surface.


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Question 23.
The "life cycle" of a mid-latitude cyclone has six stages and ends with cyclone


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Question 24.
Hurricanes develop most often in the


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Question 25.
Severe weather can occur along cold fronts.


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Question 26.
The Saffir-Simpson scale is used to classify the intensity of tornadoes.


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Question 27.
In the United States, thunderstorms typically form within ____________ air masses.


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Question 28.
Tornadoes most often occur along the cold front of a mid-latitude cyclone.


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