50/50: Meteorology Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Sep 15, 2017

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Liquid water droplets that fall from the atmosphere are known collectively as... Rain
99.5%
Snow
0.5%
Water that has condensed close to the ground, producing a cloud of very small droplets that reduce visibility, is known as... Fog
96.6%
Haze
3.1%
Precipitation in the form of balls or lumps of ice created through the freezing of liquid precipitation as it is cooled in updrafts associated with thunderstorms is called... Hail
94.6%
Ice Pellets
2.4%
The instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure is the... Barometer
94%
Psychrometer
1.4%
Rain droplets containing pollutants such as nitrogen or sulfur oxide are known collectively as... Acid Rain
93.3%
Nitrous Drizzle
1.9%
The boundary between two different air masses is called a... Front
90.3%
Temperature Crest
4.8%
The current of strong winds concentrated in the upper reaches of the atmosphere that is responsible for guiding many pressure systems is known as the... Jet Stream
89.9%
Wind Lane
4.6%
True or False: High clouds characterized by thin, wispy strands are known as Cirrus. True
89.9%
False
5.4%
Frozen precipitation consisting of ice particles in hexagonal patterns is called... Snow
89.4%
Freezing Rain
4.5%
Rain that freezes upon contact with objects such as cars, roads, and trees is known as... Freezing Rain
88.9%
Ice Drizzle
7.4%
True or False: Low-level clouds characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base are known as Stratus. True
87.4%
False
10.6%
True or False: Clouds in the shape of individual domes with flat bases and puffy tops are known as Virga. False
87.3%
True
11.9%
A major warming of equatorial waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean that causes temporary changes in global climate is known as... El Niño
85.5%
La Niña
9.9%
True or False: A hurricane is a tropical storm with sustained winds measuring greater than 74 miles per hour. True
84%
False
9.8%
The temperature to which air must be cooled in order for water vapor to condense is known as the... Dewpoint
79.3%
Condensation index
15.4%
Devised by a Japanese-American severe storms researcher in 1971, this scale is used to classify tornadoes based on wind damage. Fujita Scale
71.7%
Beaufort Scale
23.9%
A severe thunderstorm that often produces hail and tornadoes is known as a... Supercell
70.2%
Microburst
23.9%
Rain drops that freeze into ice pellets before reaching the ground are collectively referred to as... Sleet
69.2%
Freezing Rain
28.4%
A warm, dry wind that occurs on the leeward side of a mountain range, particularly the Rockies, is known as... Chinook
67.3%
Mistral
31.3%
True or False: A bright spot in the sky appearing loyally on either side of the sun, formed by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals, is known as a Sun Dog. True
57.7%
False
38.8%
Clouds that are typically associated with severe thunderstorms and take the form of rounded pouches on the bases of other clouds are called... Mammatus
48.6%
Lenticular
45.9%
True or False: A winter storm associated with sustained winds or frequent gusts of 35+ mph, blowing and drifting snow, and severely restricted visibility lasting 3 or more hours, is known as a Nor'easter. False
47.3%
True
48.6%
A low-level, tube-shaped cloud that is detached from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, frequently seen on the leading edge of a line of thunderstorms, is known as a... Roll Cloud
45.9%
Wall Cloud
48.4%
Lightning that can be seen but is too far away to cause audible thunder is called... Heat Lightning
44%
Ghost Lightning
51.1%
An intense period of heavy snow accompanied by strong winds and occasionally lightning is known as a... Snow Squall
27.4%
Blizzard
67.5%

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