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Surface weather analysis: Quiz


Question 1: High pressure systems, also known as ________, rotate outward and clockwise in the northern hemisphere as opposed to outward and counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere.
Synoptic scale meteorologyHigh-pressure areaTropical cycloneAnticyclone

Question 2: ________ completed their process of automated surface plotting by 1987.
United StatesMacauHong KongPhilippines

Question 3: Use of the Norwegian cyclone model for frontal analysis began in the late 1910s across Europe, with its use finally spreading to the United States during ________.
Soviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIWorld War II

Question 4: [4] The ________ inherited this network between 1870 and 1874 by an act of Congress, and expanded it to the west coast soon afterwards.
Signal Corps (United States Army)Officer Candidate School (U.S. Army)United States Army ReserveUnited States Army

Question 5: An L on the other hand may represent ________, which frequently accompanies precipitation.
CycloneLow-pressure areaTropical cyclonePrecipitation (meteorology)

Question 6: [2] After the advent of the telegraph, simultaneous surface weather observations became possible for the first time, and beginning in the late 1840s, the ________ became the first organization to draw real -time surface analyses.
Washington, D.C.Smithsonian InstitutionNational MallUnited States Capitol

Question 7: An occluded front is formed during the process of ________ when a cold front overtakes a warm front.
Tropical cycloneAnticycloneCyclogenesisExtratropical cyclone

Question 8: Surface weather analysis is a special type of weather map that provides a view of ________ elements over a geographical area at a specified time based on information from ground-based weather stations.

Question 9: [3] The development of a ________ network by 1845 made it possible to gather weather information from multiple distant locations quickly enough to preserve its value for real-time applications.
TelegraphyRadioElectrical telegraphUnited Kingdom

Question 10: [28] If the shear line becomes active with thunderstorms, it may support formation of a ________ or a regeneration of the feature back into a stationary front.
Tropical cyclone basinsRainTropical cycloneEye (cyclone)


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