Pilot Exam – Meteorology

In this exam there are 21 questions and the maximum score is 25.

Q1. The energy source that causes weather is:

 
 
 
 

Q2. All the weather occurs in the following specific region:

 
 
 
 

Q3. The Coriolis effect describes how, in the Northern Hemisphere:

 
 
 
 

Q4. A weather front is a boundary between two air masses of:

 
 
 
 

Q5. Which of the following are characteristics of an approaching cold front:

 
 
 
 

Q6. Match the cloud types with the correct description:
a) Cirriform
b) Cumuliform
c) Stratiform
d) Nimbus

1) Rainbearing
2) Fibrous
3) Heaped
4) Layered

 
 
 
 

Q7. Cloudbase in feet is determined by which following formula:

 
 
 
 

Q8. Increase in altitude ultimately causes a decrease in air:

 
 
 
 

Q9. A layer of air that does not change in temperature with height is:

 
 
 
 

Q10. Unstable air is found when the:

 
 
 
 

Q11. What defines the height potential of a thermal:

 
 
 
 

Q12. Which of the following statements are True? Please note that for every incorrect response one point will be deducted.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Q13. Match the fog types with the description:
a) Radiation
b) Advection
c) Sea
d) Hill

1) Moist air moving over cool ground.
2) Ground cooling under moist air.
3) Moist air rising over an obstruction.
4) warm air moving over cold water.

 
 
 
 

Q14. If there is a high pressure system over Scotland and a low pressure
system over North East France, what wind direction would you expect to find
over central England at

a) under 1,000ft and;
b) higher.

 
 
 
 

Q15.  At ground level winds tend to blow:

 
 
 
 

Q16.  Which of the following cloud types is formed by air being cooled as it forced upwards over an obstruction:

 
 
 
 

Q17. Dew Point is defined as:

 
 
 
 

Q18.  Our weather in the UK is predominantly Tropical Maritime (i.e. from the South West) but what sort of weather would an Arctic Maritime airflow bring us:

 
 
 
 

Q19.  A sea breeze front occurs where:

 
 
 
 

Q20.  A sea breeze front can be recognised by:

 
 
 
 

Q21.  Lenticular clouds are formed:

 
 
 
 

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