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6. Which of these answers is not a reason why a thermometer should be kept in a Stevenson Screen?

  • Air is able to flow through
  • Keeps the thermometer off the ground
  • Painted white to reflect heat
  • Thermometer is not influeced by direct sunlight

7. What Does a weather balloon use to record elements of the weather?

  • a radiometer
  • a radiosonde
  • a scatterometer
  • an anemometer

8. Which of the following weather conditions is not experienced in a winter anticyclone?

  • Absence of cloud cover
  • Fog and mist
  • Heavy rain
  • Low temperatures

9. Which of these is not a source of data used to produce a weather forecast?

  • a weather ship
  • an anemometer
  • a land based station
  • a geostationary satellite

10. Which of these changes do not occur in a depression?

  • cumulonimbus clouds form just before the cold front passes
  • tropical maritime air mass is lifted off the ground by a polar continental air mass
  • cumulus clouds form at the warm front
  • air rotates in an anticlockwise direction

11. How might an errupting volcano NOT change the climate?

  • Ash produced blocks out sunlight
  • Leads to global warming by producing hot lava
  • Sulfur dioxide produced forms droplets of sulfuric acid that reflect solar radiation

12. Which is the correct order for cloud formation as a depression passes?

  • altostratus, cirrus, nimbostratus, cumulonimbus, cumulus
  • cirrus, altostratus, nimbostratus, cumulonimbus, cumulus
  • cirrus, nimbostratus, altostratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus
  • cumulus, altostratus, nimbostratus, cirrus, cumulonimbus

13. What elements of the weather does a weather balloon record?

  • temperature, air pressure and wind speed
  • temperature, wind speed and cloud cover
  • precipitation, temperature and wind speed
  • wind direction, wind speed and air pressure