Specialist: meteorology

From the quiz on 14/3/17.

  1. The ozone layer is located within which larger layer of the Earth’s atmosphere? Stratosphere

  2. What name is given to a front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front, forcing it off the Earth’s surface? Occluded front

  3. What number on the Beaufort scale is highest and indicates hurricane force winds? 12

  4. An isohyet is a line on a weather map connecting points that experience equal amounts of what? Rainfall

  5. What name, used in general English for a state of stagnation or depression, is given by sailors to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), a belt near the equator where the northeast and southwest trade winds meet? Doldrums

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