GEOG 115 - If you wanted to estimate the intensity

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. If you wanted to estimate the intensity of precipitation, what weather product would you


(a)atmospheric sounding

(b)radar reflectivity image

(c)radar radial velocity image

(d)satellite water vapor image


. A Doppler radar can detect which of the following?

(a)the intensity of the precipitation

(b)the geographic location of the precipitation

(c)the motion of air toward and away from the radar in/near a storm

(d)(a) and (b) are correct; (c) is incorrect.

(e)(a), (b), and (c) are allcorrect.


. Which of the following can be measured by a Doppler radar?

(a)The cloud top temperature.

(b)The speed of the wind toward or away from the radar.

(c)The atmospheric relative humidity in the vicinity of the radar.

(d)The atmospheric pressure in the vicinity of a severe storm.

(e)All of the above


. A color scale is used to display the intensity of precipitation as measured by a Doppler radar.

Which color indicates the heaviest precipitation rate?

(a) red

(b) blue

(c) black

(d) green


. Which of the following is


a channel used by weather satellites in monitoring the weather?

(a) visible

(b) infrared

(c) ultraviolet

(d) water vapor


Which of the following can the infrared satellite sensor on the GOES satellite measure?

(a)intensity of precipitation

(b)amount of vapor in the atmosphere

(c)surface dewpoint temperature

(d)temperature of cloud tops


. Which of the following statements about satellites is(are) true?


Infrared satellite images show the temperature of

the cloud tops.

(b)A satellite in geostationary orbit views the same region of Earth 24 hours a day.

(c)The vapor channel can identify regions of the atmosphere that are dry or moist because

it is sensitive to the water vapor concentration.

(d)The visible channel

observes frequencies of electromagnetic energy that our eyes can


(e)All of the above are true.


. What is the amount of infrared energy sensed by a GOES satellite related to?

(a)The solar radiation reflected by the surface.

(b)The solar radiation absorbed by the surface.

(c)The emission of energy from only water molecules.

(d)The temperature of the highest surface (cloud top or ground) visible from the satellite.


. Which of the following is most representative of what is displayed on an infrared GOES

satellite image?


(b)cloud top pressure

(c)cloud top temperature

(d)cloud top relative humidity

(e)all of the above


. Geostationary weather satellites are placed in orbit over the equator at a distance of how



above the Earth's surface?

(a)about 500kilometers

(b)about 5000 kilometers

(c)about 35,000kilometers

(d)3000 to 7000kilometers, depending on season.

(e)None of the above are



. If you wanted to determine the extent of cloud cover over the United States at noon, Central

Daylight Time in mid


summer, which weather product would you examine?


(b)wind profiler data

(c)visible satellite image

(d)radar reflectivity image


. This satellite channel measures solar radiation reflected from the underlying surfaces.



(c)water vapor


. Which satellite channel measures the temperature of the

underlying surfaces?



(c)water vapor


. A(n) ________ image from the GOES satellite allows us to measure the amount of moisture

in the atmosphere.



(c)water vapor

96. The brightest regions on a(n) __________ satellite image are associated with snow cover and clouds .



(c)water vapor

97 .

GOES stands for

(a)Geo system Online Environmental Satellites

(b)Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellites

(c)Geosynchronous Orbiting Environmental Satellites

(d)Sun synchronous Environmental Orbiting Satellites


The GOES satellite observes the eastern half of the United States and the Atlantic Ocean

(a) GOES-10

(b) GOES-18


(d) GOES-13



The GOES satellite that observes the western half of the United States and the eastern Pacific beyond Hawaii

(a) GOES-10

(b) GOES-18


(d) GOES-13



Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS) and Automated Weather Observing

Systems (AWOS) work nonstop, 24-hours a day, to collect atmospheric data.

(a) True

(b) False

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