Tropical Trivia - Answer Key
Easy Quiz 1 Answers
Easy Quiz 2 Answers
- Texas. Tropical cyclones do not form over land.
- Weather dart board.
- False. The water is too cold near Alaska to support hurricane development.
- By the World Meteorological Organization
- They have heavy rain and strong winds
- Use the Greek alphabet
- "National Hurricane Center"
- A region of light winds near the equator
Easy Quiz 3 Answers
- All of the above.
- Wind, waves, heavy rainfall
- Sea wall.
- False. Names are given to make hurricane recognition easier by the public.
- Put gas in your car.
- Hurricane. Hurricanes have the combination of strength and size to cause the most damage.
- Find a small room in a sturdy building.
- True. TropicalWeather.net is a great source for learning about hurricanes.
Medium Quiz 1 Answers
- Dust Devil
- False. The most damage usually is from storm surge, high winds and sometimes heavy inland rainfall.
- None of the above
- Large open room. Objects can easily hit you in an open room.
- Open windows to equalize pressure. This is a myth. Strong wind destroy a house, not a pressure difference.
- Satellite. Radar and Hurricane Hunter information may not be available. Ships usually are not near the center of a hurricane.
- All of the above
- in the late summer and early fall when sea water is warmest
- Both B and C
Medium Quiz 2 Answers
- Counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere
- category 3, 4, or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
- Evacuate immediately. There is no need to evacuate until offical authorities has told you to do so.
- Japan. Hurricanes are called "Typhoons" near Japan.
- June 1 to November 30.
- 74 mph.
- Island term for "god of evil".
- South Atlantic Ocean. There has been only one recorded tropical cyclone in the south Atlantic Ocean.
- None of the above.
Medium Quiz 3 Answers
- Central Dense Overcast. This is a name for the cloud structure near the center of a hurricane.
- Cloud seeding.
- None of the above.
- Blow in the opposite direction
- Evaporation of ocean water. A hurricane's power comes mostly from the latent heat of condensation.
- Hurricane conditions may affect the area. The watch is issued 48 hours before the possible onset of tropical storm force winds.
- Hurricane conditions are expected to affect the area. The warning is issued 36 hours before the onset of tropical storm force winds.
- Air temperature.
- Members of the 53rd weather reconnaissance squadron.
- There is not enough data to know for sure.
Hard Quiz 1 Answers
- 300-400 miles.
- 20-30 miles.
- Rain bands. There is more wind shear found in the rain bands then in the eye wall, especially as they cross land.
- All tropical cyclones can produce heavy rainfall
- Bangaldesh. High potential storm surge combined with a large population in a flood prone region can cause high loss of life.
- A hurricane formed in the south Atlantic Ocean.
- Satellite. Hurricane Hunters usually do not investigate the central north Atlantic because of distance.
- Hurricane Hunter information
- False. Tape offers little additional support. Boards or shutters are necessary for proper protection.
Hard Quiz 2 Answers
- Historic flooding in the Mid-Atlantic.
- 64 pounds. This is how storm surge can batter buildings and other structures.
- Eye wall several thousand feet above the ground. The effects of friction diminish the wind speed near the ground.
- 2 miles.
- Mostly strong winds, some low pressure effects.
- Inland flooding. Most deaths from a hurricane now occur because of inland flash flooding. Storm surge caused the most deaths in the past.
- Very stable air.
- Easterly waves.
- Wind shear. Water temperatures are sufficient enough to support tropcial cyclone development over a very large region of the north Atlantic.
Hard Quiz 3 Answers
- 112 feet. Measured from the USS Ramapo in the western Pacific in February 1933.
- 4. It has been recorded twice . The first times was August 22, 1893. The second time was on September 25, 1998.
- Usually decreases season activity. El Nino, especially moderate to strong ones, tend to increase wind shear over the Caribbean.
- 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wilma. The pressure was estimated by a Hurricane Hunter at 882 mb.
Hard Quiz 4 Answers
- No moisture source for energy
- 870 millibars
- Latent heat of condensation
- 1935 Florida Keys hurricane
- 190 mph with Hurricane Allen in 1980.
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- 39-73 mph.
- May 15 - November 30.
- Florida Keys. The Florida Keys have had 24, Cape Hatteras, NC 20.
- 224". Commerson, La Reunion from Tropical Cyclone Hyacinthe, January 1980.
- Allen with 190 mph sustained winds.
- September 10.
- Increasing swell. Swell can be proprogated well in advance of an approaching hurricane. This was the sign of an approaching hurricane before the modern era.
- Ivan. Ivan - 127, Beulah - 115, Frances - 106, Rita - 92
- 72 inches. Tropical Cyclone Denise produced 72 inches of rain in 24 hours in Foc-Foc, La Reunion in 1966.