50/50: Meteorology Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Sep 15, 2017

Also try: Weather Terms
Challenge
Share
Tweet
Embed
Score 0/25 Timer 06:00
0 Plays Today
Question Answer Wrong Answers
Liquid water droplets that fall from the atmosphere are known collectively as... Rain
99.6%
Snow
0.3%
Water that has condensed close to the ground, producing a cloud of very small droplets that reduce visibility, is known as... Fog
96.8%
Haze
2.9%
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
95.3%
Ice Pellets
2.1%
The instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure is the... Barometer
94.7%
Psychrometer
1.3%
Rain droplets containing pollutants such as nitrogen or sulfur oxide are known collectively as... Acid Rain
94.1%
Nitrous Drizzle
1.8%
The boundary between two different air masses is called a... Front
91.2%
Temperature Crest
4.6%
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
91%
Wind Lane
4.3%
True or False: High clouds characterized by thin, wispy strands are known as Cirrus. True
90.7%
False
5.3%
Frozen precipitation consisting of ice particles in hexagonal patterns is called... Snow
90.5%
Freezing Rain
4.3%
Rain that freezes upon contact with objects such as cars, roads, and trees is known as... Freezing Rain
89.9%
Ice Drizzle
6.9%
True or False: Low-level clouds characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base are known as Stratus. True
87.7%
False
10.5%
True or False: Clouds in the shape of individual domes with flat bases and puffy tops are known as Virga. False
87.4%
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
86.3%
La Niña
9.7%
True or False: A hurricane is a tropical storm with sustained winds measuring greater than 74 miles per hour. True
85.1%
False
9.6%
The temperature to which air must be cooled in order for water vapor to condense is known as the... Dewpoint
80.2%
Condensation index
15.3%
Devised by a Japanese-American severe storms researcher in 1971, this scale is used to classify tornadoes based on wind damage. Fujita Scale
72.1%
Beaufort Scale
24.1%
A severe thunderstorm that often produces hail and tornadoes is known as a... Supercell
70.7%
Microburst
24.2%
Rain drops that freeze into ice pellets before reaching the ground are collectively referred to as... Sleet
69.5%
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
67.5%
Mistral
31.2%
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
58.1%
False
39.1%
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
46.6%
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
47.8%
True
48.7%
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
46%
Wall Cloud
49.1%
Lightning that can be seen but is too far away to cause audible thunder is called... Heat Lightning
44.2%
Ghost Lightning
51.6%
An intense period of heavy snow accompanied by strong winds and occasionally lightning is known as a... Snow Squall
27.4%
Blizzard
68.3%

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
OR
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments

Extras

Top Quizzes Today


Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.