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In the tropics, the forecaster must be concerned with the changes that occur within the _________ air mass(es).

A. multiple
B. single
C. stable
D. unstable
B. Single
Within the tropics, horizontal gradients of temperature/pressure are typically _______.

A. Equal
B. Inversley Proportional
C. Strong
D. Weak
D. Weak
When analyzing weather patterns within the tropics, the most important element is _______.

A. Temperature
B. Wind
C. Pressure
D. Cloud Type
B. Wind
On a TSA, ______ are lines which represent wind speed, and _______ are lines which represent wind direction.

A. streamlines, isotachs
B. isotachs, streamlines
C. isobars, isotachs
D. isotachs, isobars
A. streamlines, isotachs
Closer streamlines mean that the wind speed is higher.

True/False
FALSE
Streamlines DO NOT parallel wind reports when wind speeds are less than ____ kts at the gradient level, or less than ___ kts at the upper levels.

1. 10 kts, 20 kts
2. 20 kts, 10 kts
3. 5 kts, 10 kts
4. 10 kts, 5 kts
3. 5 kts, 10 kts
Points on a chart which form a closed curve or into whhich more than one streamline can be drawn are called a:

A. singular point
B. nuetral Point
C. convergent/divergent point
D. cusp
A. singular point
The four types of singular points are:

A. cyclone, anticyclone, nuetral point, asymptote
B. convergent point, divergent point, nuetral point, cusp
C. cyclone, anticyclone, nuetral point, cusp
D. convergent point, divergent point, nuetral point, asymptote
C. cyclone, anticyclone, nuetral point, cusp
A singular point that indicates opposing flow is called a

A. cusp
B. asymptote
C. divergent point
D. nuetral point
D. nuetral point