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What does GBS stand for?
Global Broadcast System
(True/False) Naval Base Everett is one of two main launch facilities.
FALSE
(True/False) Kennedy Space Center is one of two main launch facilites.
TRUE
______________ is the point in the orbit of an object in which it is nearest away from the center of the earth.
Perigee
______________ is the point in the orbit of an object in which it is farthest away from the center of the earth.
Apogee
What orbit is approximately in excess of 800 miles above the earths surface?
Medium Earth Orbit
What orbit is approximately 150-800 miles above the earths surface?
Low Earth Orbit
__________ is the stream of particles ejected from the upper atmosphere of the sun.
Solar Wind
What has the biggest effect on the space environment?
The Sun
__________ provides freedom of action in space for friendly forces and when directed denies it to an adversary.
Space Control
__________ is mission support for spacelift operations, satellite operations, sustaining, and reconstitution of space forces?
Space Support
In addition to Solar/Lunar data what else can be found in an almanac?
Tidal Data
What is the purpose of an almanac?
Solar/Lunar and Tidal Data
What COR is for winds expected within 12 hours?
COR 1
What COR is for winds expected within 24 hours?
COR 2
What COR is for winds expected within 48 hours?
COR 3
What COR is for winds expected within 72 hours?
COR 4
What COR is for winds expected within 96 hours?
COR 5
What warning is for up to 1" of snow in 12 hours?
Winter Storm Advisory
What warning is for ice accumulation of less than 1/4"?
Freezing Precipitation Advisory
What warning is for moderate to heavy snow with blizzard conditions?
Winter Storm Warning
(True/False) FWC issues tsunami warnings.
FALSE
(True/False) NWS issues flash flood warnings.
TRUE
(True/False) FWC issues tornado warnings.
FALSE
What warning is for TS within 25NM or on station within 6 hours with winds greater than 50 kts or hail grater than 1"?
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
What warning is for TS within 10NM or on station within 1 hour with winds greater than 50kts or hail greater than 1"?
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
The ______ is th upper layer of the three layered ocean model.
Mixed layer
The ______ is the central layer of the three layered ocean model.
Thermocline
The ______ is the bottom layer of the three ocean model.
Deep Layer
Sound speed _________ at lower temperatures.
Decreases
Sound speed _________ as pressure increases.
Increases
The effect of __________ is near constant on the open ocean.
Salinity
What does GEOINT stand for?
Geospatial Intelligence
METOC data is considered an ___________ layer of GEOINT information base.
Intelligence
What does ASW stand for?
Anti-Submarine Warfare
What does NSW stand for?
Naval Special Warfare
What doe MIW stand for?
Mine Warfare
(True/False) SEAD is part of air defense operations.
TRUE
(True/False) METOC has no impacts to humanitarian missions.
FALSE
What does IW satnd for?
Information Warfare
What does CBR stand for?
Chemical, Biological and Radiological
What does STW stand for?
Strike Warfare
___________ is a change in the direction of a wave due to a change in its speed.
Stand Refraction
___________ bends the beam towards the earth.
Super-refraction
__________ bends the beam away from the earth.
Sub-refraction
__________ occurs within evaporative ducts, surface based ducts, elevated ducts.
Trapping
What warning has winds 18-33kts with frequent gusts to 25kts?
Local wind advisory
What warning has winds 34-47kts?
Gale Warning
What warning has winds in excess of 48kts?
Storm Warning
What warning has winds 18-33kts with frequent gusts to 25kts and includes seas?
Small Craft Warning
What warning is for TS within 10NM or on station within 1 hour?
Thunderstorm warning
What warning is for TS within 25NM or on station within 6 hours?
Thunderstorm Watch
When the visibility surrounding the station is not uniformly equal in all direction and the difference is oeprationally significant, then each are with a different visibility is designated a __________?
Sector visibility
Any prevailing visibility observed from an elevation or location other than the official observation site is considered________?
Differing level visibility
__________ is a suspension of small visible water droplets (or ice crystals) in the air that reduces horizontal and/or vertical visibility at the earth's surface.
Fog
__________ usually form on the edge of the wall cloud or near the wall cloud at the rear of the storm.
Funnel Clouds
__________ is a tornado of water.
Waterspout
__________ has winds near the center that are constantly between 20 and 34 knots.
Tropical Depression
__________ has winds that are between 35-64 knots.
Tropical Storm
__________ has winds in excess of 64 knots.
Hurricane
__________ has the biggest impacts on shore and shipboard flight operations.
Visibility
__________ impacts radar performance and electro-optical systems performance.
Precipitation
__________ can have significant impacts to aviation operations depending on speed and direction.
Winds
__________ can have significant impacts to operations based on heights and thickness.
Cloud Cover
__________ has the biggest impacts to ground troop movements and special operations.
Temperature and Humidity
How many types of oceanographic eddies are there?
2
__________ is the measurement and recording of subsurface water temperature at various depths.
Bathythermograph
__________ are waves generated by wind in the local area.
Wind waves
__________ is the vertical distance from the crest of a wave to the trough of a wave.
Wave Height
__________ is the time it takes for a complete wave cycle to pas a specific point.
Wave Period
__________ are seas that have moved out and away from the area in which they were formed.
Swell Waves
__________ is a current that flows away from the shore.
Ebb
__________ is a current that flows toward the shore.
Flood
__________ breakers that occur with moderate to steep beach slope.
Plunging
__________ breakers that occur with a gentle and flat beach slope.
Spilling
__________ breakers that occur with a very steep slope.
Surging
What will not have an impact on USW operations?
Humidity
(True/False) Ocean surface, subsurface, and littoral conditions can all have significant impacts to USW operations.
TRUE