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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  The westerlies and trade winds are part of the Earth's atmospheric circulation
  Cloud classification by altitude of occurrence
  The westerlies and trade winds are part of the Earth's atmospheric circulation
  Forecast of surface pressures five days into the future for the north Pacific, North America, and north Atlantic ocean.

Question 2: Those oscillations have time periods typically longer than a full annual seasonal cycle, such as ________, PDO, MJO, etc.
Current sea level risePhysical oceanographyGlobal climate modelEl Niño-Southern Oscillation

Question 3: [27][28] In 1804, Sir John Leslie observes that a matte black surface radiates heat more effectively than a polished surface, suggesting the importance of ________.
Gamma rayNuclear fusionThermal radiationElectromagnetic radiation

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  A hemispherical cup anemometer
  Forecast of surface pressures five days into the future for the north Pacific, North America, and north Atlantic ocean.
  Annual mean sea surface temperatures.
  NOAA: Synoptic scale weather analysis.

Question 5: In 1854, the United Kingdom government appointed ________ to the new office of Meteorological Statist to the Board of Trade with the role of gathering weather observations at sea.
George BowenPaul ReevesRobert FitzRoyGeorge Grey

Question 6: [16] In 1662, Sir ________ invented the mechanical, self-emptying, tipping bucket rain gauge.
Royal SocietyChristopher WrenIsaac NewtonRobert Hooke

Question 7: In the 1960s, the chaotic nature of the atmosphere was first observed and understood by ________, founding the field of chaos theory.
Norbert WienerClaude ShannonEdward Norton LorenzDynamical system

Question 8: Meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, and ________ are sub-disciplines of the atmospheric sciences.
GeophysicsAtmospheric electricityLightningAtmospheric chemistry

Question 9: The common types of remote sensing are Radar, ________, and satellites (or photogrammetry).
MeteorologyLIDARLightning detectionWeather radar

Question 10: Organizations such as the Ocean Prediction Center, Honolulu National Weather Service forecast office, United Kingdom ________, and JMA prepare high seas forecasts for the world's oceans.
Norwegian Meteorological InstituteDeutscher WetterdienstFinnish Meteorological InstituteMet Office
















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