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Question 1: The approach of a line of ________ could indicate the approach of a cold front.
MeteorologyPrecipitation (meteorology)Severe weatherThunderstorm

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  An example of 500 mbar geopotential height prediction from a numerical weather prediction model
  Modern weather predictions aid in timely evacuations and potentially save lives and property damage
  An air handling unit is used for the heating and cooling of air in a central location (click on image for legend).

Question 3: [60] Typical weather forecasts can be received at sea through the use of RTTY, ________ and Radiofax.
AMTORAutomatic Identification SystemGlobal Maritime Distress Safety SystemNavtex

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  Forecast of surface pressures five days into the future for the north Pacific, North America, and north Atlantic ocean.
  An air handling unit is used for the heating and cooling of air in a central location (click on image for legend).
  Forecast of surface pressures five days into the future for the north Pacific, North America, and north Atlantic ocean.
  Forecast of surface pressures five days into the future for the north Pacific, North America, and north Atlantic ocean.

Question 5: [2] Later, ________ compiled a book on weather forecasting, called the Book of Signs.
AvicennaMuhammad ibn Zakariya al-RaziAristotleTheophrastus

Question 6: In 650 BC, the Babylonians predicted the weather from cloud patterns as well as ________.
GeomancyHoroscopeNumerologyAstrology

Question 7: [58] Additionally, airports often change which ________ is being used to take advantage of a headwind.
RunwayAir safetyUnited StatesBrazil

Question 8: [66] Similarly, in summer a surge in demand can be linked with the increased use of ________ systems in hot weather.
Evaporative coolerHVACAir conditioningAir conditioner

Question 9: It was not until the invention of the ________ in 1835 that the modern age of weather forecasting began.
TelegraphyElectrical telegraphAmerican Morse codeMorse code

Question 10: For example, drying ________ is only feasible in dry weather.
Equine nutritionCattleHayFodder
















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