METR 104:
Our Dynamic Weather
(Lecture w/Lab)
Pre-class Quiz #5:
for on-Line Reading #5
Dr. Dave Dempsey
Dept. of Geosciences
SFSU, Fall 2012

This is a "preview" version of Pre-class Quiz #5, which is based on On-line Reading Assignment #5 plus a related diagram attached to the quiz. The "preview" version is suitable for printing and leisurely inspection before you submit your answers to the the interactive or "live" version—that is, the real thing. When you feel ready to submit your answers, go to iLearn's METR 104 "Pre-class Quizzes" section, select the interactive version, and follow its instructions.

Responses must be submitted by 1:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. You will have two chances to submit your answers, with some feedback after the first submission. Your second attempt, if you make one, must come at least 10 minutes after the first attempt. (If you leave the interactive version before submitting your answers, you can save answers already entered by clicking on the "Save without submitting" button at the bottom of the quiz page, and you can return later. In any case, be sure to submit your responses by the deadline by clicking on the "Submit all and finish" button at the bottom of the quiz page.)

Description: The two questions below (both are multiple choice) address points made about fronts in On-line Reading Assignment #5.

The Questions:


(1) Multiple Choice. Frontal Passage. A front passed through Jackson, Mississippi (KJAN) shortly before midday on October 9, 2009. Based on the meteogram provided, what type of front was it? (Note: KJAN is in the Central time zone, two hours ahead of the Pacific time zone.) (Pick the one best answer.)

  1. cold front
  2. occluded front
  3. stationary front
  4. warm front

(2) Multiple Choice. Frontal Passage. A front passed by McAlester Regional Airport, Oklahoma (KMLC) shortly before midnight on January 5, 2005. Based on the meteogram provided, what type of front was it? (Note: KMLC is in the Central time zone, two hours ahead of the Pacific time zone.) (Pick the one best answer.)

  1. cold front
  2. occluded front
  3. stationary front
  4. warm front

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