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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe a rain gauge

  • A weather map showing the isobar pattern and the symbols for the weather
  • The day to day changes in the condition of the atmosphere
  • A cylinder which catches rainfall and has a funnel to direct the rain into a measuring flask
  • A tube filled with mercury set in a reservoir, which balances the weight of the mercury against atmospheric pressure

10. Which of these answers is not a limit of forecasting?

  • National weather stations do not give accurate predictions for local areas
  • Weather is always changing, as weather systems swap eg anticyclones change to depressions
  • Weather instruments break frequently
  • Data is never complete (too many aspects of the weather to measure)

11. Which of these is not an impact of a depression?

  • Frost breaks up soil, making it easier to plough
  • Flooding leads to property damage
  • Ferries and deliveries are cancelled due to stormy weather
  • Farmers do not need to pay for irrigation of their plants due to frequent rain

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

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

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

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