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20 Cards in this Set

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The latitude of a point in the Northern Hemispere may be determined by measuring the
1 apparent diameter of Polaris
*2 altitude of Polaris*
3 distance to the sun
4 apparent diameter of the Sun
Distances north or south of the equator are measured in degrees of
*1 latitude*
2 longitude
3 parallels
4 meridians
What is the latitude of an observer if the altitude of Polaris is 43 degrees?
1 23 degrees North
*2 43 degrees North*
3 47 degrees North
4 90 degrees North
A person knows the solar time on the Prime Meridian and the local solar time. What determination can be made?
! the date
2 the altitude of Polaris
*3 the longitude at which the person is located*
4 the latitude at which the person is located
Ship X and Y are sailing along the equator . The difference in local solar time between them is two hours. What is their difference in lonigitude?
1 0 degrees
2 15 degrees
*3 30 degrees*
4 45 degrees
The diagram (on page 30) represents a portion of the map of Earth's grid system. What is the approximate latitude and longitude of point A?
1 15 degrees N, 30 degrees W
2 15 degrees S, 30 degrees W
3 15 degrees S, 30 degrees E
*4 15 degrees S, 30 degrees E*
According to the ESRT which city is located nearest to 43 degree North latitude and 76 degree West longitude?
1 Utica
2 Niargra Falls
3 Watertown
*4 Syracuse*
What is the approximate latitude and longitude of the largest crater?
(diagram on page 31)
1 35 degrees N, 111 degrees W
2 39 degrees N, 83 degrees W
3 44 degrees N, 90 degrees W
*4 47 degrees N, 104 degrees W*
Upon what measurement is Earth's latitude and longitude system based?
*1 star angles*
2 magnetism direction
3 gravity intensity
4 apparent solar diameter
As a ship crosses the Prim Meridian, the altitude of Polaris is 65 degrees. What is the ship's location?
1 0 degrees longitude,65 South latitude
*2 0 degrees longitude,65 North latitude*
3 0 degrees latitude,65 West longitude
4 0 degrees latitude,65 East longitude
What is the highest possible elevation represented on this map?
(diagram on page 35)
1 39 m
2 41 m
*3 49 m*
4 51 m
A stream has a source at an elevation of 1,000 m. It ends in a lake that has a elevation of 300 m. If the lake is 200 km away from the source, what is the average gradient of the stream?
1 1.5 m/km
*2 3.5 m/km*
3 10 m/km
4 15 m/km
What is the temperature at point B?
(diagram on page 36)
1 10 degrees C
2 16 degrees C
*3 20 degrees C*
4 28 degrees C
Which points would probably have the same tempertaure?
(diagram on page 36)
1 A and H
2 B and F
*3 C and E*
4 D and E
Which graph best represents the temperature change along the isotherm from point B to G?
(diagram on page 36)
A countour line that has tiny comblike marks along the inner edge indicates the presence of a
1 mountain
2 steep cliff
3 river valley
*4 depression in the ground*
What is the air temperature at position A?
(diagram on page 37)
1 18 degrees C
2 21 degrees C
*3 32 degrees C*
4 24 degrees C
The most likely direction of heat flow is from
(diagram on page 37)
1 F to A
2 B to D
3 C to E
*4 E to F*
The greatest temperatur gradient exsists between
(diagram on page 37)
1 A and D
*2 B and D*
3 C and E
4 E and F
The average temperature gradient between points x and y is closest to
(diagram on page 37)
1 0.5 degree per meter
*2 2.0 degrees per meter*
3 3.0 degrees per meter
4 1.5 degrees per meter