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CHAPTER ONE
AVIATION WEATHER
STUDY QUESTIONS
General Structure of the Atmosphere, and Atmospheric Temperature and Pressure
1.
At the top of the troposphere, there is a transition zone called the ____________.
a.
tropopause
b.
ozone layer
c.
atmospheric layer
d.
stratosphere
2.
The two lower layers of the atmosphere are the ______________.
a.
tropopause and mesosphere
b.
troposphere and stratosphere
c.
tropopause and stratopause
d.
mesosphere and thermosphere
3.
Which one of the following best describes the flight conditions found in the stratosphere?
a.
The strongest winds occur in the stratosphere.
b.
Contrails frequently form and persist in this part of the atmosphere.
c.
50% of the atmosphere, by weight, is found in the stratosphere.
d.
Flying in the stratosphere is generally smooth with excellent visibility.
4.
What is the standard temperature lapse rate of the atmosphere in degrees Celsius per
1000 feet?
a.
1.5
b.
2.0
c.
3.0
d.
3.5
5.
Using the standard lapse rate, a pilot flying at 10,000 feet MSL and at a temperature of -8C
should do what to find an altitude at which the temperature is +4 C?
a.
Descend to approximately 2000 feet MSL.
b.
Descend to approximately 4000 feet MSL.
c.
Descend to approximately 6000 feet MSL.
d.
Climb to 15,000 feet MSL.
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General Structure of the Atmosphere, and Atmospheric Temperature and Pressure


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