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Tornadogenesis: Quiz


Question 1: [1] The cycle begins when a strong ________ develops a rotating mesocyclone a few miles up in the atmosphere.
MeteorologySevere weatherThunderstormPrecipitation (meteorology)

Question 2: [4] Research programs, including ________, deployment of TOTO (the TOtable Tornado Observatory), and dozens of other programs, hope to solve many questions that still plague meteorologists about this topic.
ThunderstormMeteorologyVORTEX projectsWeather radar

Question 3: They form during the growth stage of convective clouds by the ingestion and tightening of boundary layer ________ by the cumuliform tower's updraft.

Question 4: [2] Their parent cloud can be as innocuous as a moderate cumulus, or as significant as a ________.
TornadoThunderstormSupercellConvective storm detection

Question 5: Known officially as "dust-tube tornadoes" by the ________, they are thought to form in a manner similar to that of weaker waterspouts.
National Weather ServiceFiji Meteorological ServiceSouth African Weather ServiceServicio Meteorológico Nacional


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