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Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby Jim_R » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:30 am

Question Marathon for Meteorology B.
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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby Je suis K » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:45 pm

This is super easy!!! but...

What do weather fronts serve as a boundary to?

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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby cookiecandy123 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:49 pm

Answer
Weather fronts serve as a boundary between two air masses.

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Postby Je suis K » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:02 pm

yup! :D

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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby cookiecandy123 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:19 am

Hmmmm...What causes lightning and thunder?

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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby thisusernameistaken » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:59 am

Negative charges build up in the clouds and positive charges on the Earth's surface. When the difference is big enough, the electrons in the clouds find the fastest path to the ground which creates lightning. The lightning heats up the air quickly which creates thunder.
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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby cookiecandy123 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:14 am

Correct!

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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby Bramblestar » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:19 pm

I have a question! :lol: what are the four types of precipitation and are they?
OR you can tell me what radiation fog, advection fog, upslope fog, steam fog, and just plain fog is. :D
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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby Bramblestar » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:21 pm

SORRY! I had a big type o. That was supposed to be the 4 types of precipitation and what they are! :oops:
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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby ScienceOlympian » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:16 pm

I only know the five types of precipitation
RAIN: snow falls from a cloud but melts on the way down.
FREEZING RAIN: snow falls, but near the surface, the snow melts. But suddenly it supercools before it gets to the ground, and it freezes on impact.
SLEET: snow falls, and it melts along the way. But it freezes again, so it becomes a ice pellet, which bounces on the ground.
HAIL: in a thunderstorm, the water in the cloud freezes onto snowflakes. It falls, but the updraft brings the hail up to the cloud again, where it get another layer of ice. It does that until it becomes too heavy, and it falls.
SNOW: snow falls.
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Postby bob doyson » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:53 pm

Since Bramblestar hasn't replied to your answer, you might as well just submit your question so that the thread can continue. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby ScienceOlympian » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:07 pm

What is the Ferrel Cell? How is it different from the Hadley or Polar Cells (other than location or latitude?) Why is it different?
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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby thisusernameistaken » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:05 pm

The Ferrel Cell is between 30 degrees and 60 degrees and it has a reversed flow from the Hadley cell
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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby MMeteorite1 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:44 pm

OK, here a few good test questions:
1. Which is not a form of obscuration? a. fog b. smoke c. mist d. rain e. volcanic ash
2. Theory that explains why it is a bad idea to hide under and underpass during a tornado?
3. Number 1 weather related killer (hint: it has recently been updated)
4. True/False The size of the eye of a hurricane is directly proportional to the intensity of the storm?
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Re: Meteorology B Question Marathon

Postby MMeteorite1 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:48 pm

Follow up questions:
1. When the positive and negative charges separate, which are higher and which are closer to the ground?
2. What is the "feeler" stage of a lightning strike and what is the postive upward stroke from the ground called?

thisusernameistaken wrote:Negative charges build up in the clouds and positive charges on the Earth's surface. When the difference is big enough, the electrons in the clouds find the fastest path to the ground which creates lightning. The lightning heats up the air quickly which creates thunder.


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