Meteorology questions This is a list of recently added questions about meteorology. Play meteorology quiz and see all the questions. What cloud is that?Morning Glory cloud. The Morning Glory cloud is a roll cloud, or arcus cloud, that can be up to 1,000 km long, 1 to 2 km high and often only 100 to 200 metres above the ground. The southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria in Northern Australia is the only known location where it can be predicted and observed on a more or less regular basis due to the configuration of land and sea in the area.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 28% Morning Glory cloudMorning Glory cloud29Kelvin-Helmholtz cloudKelvin-Helmholtz cloud34AsperitasAsperitas19Cumulonimbus IncusCumulonimbus Incus21clouds riddles » What is the lowest recorded air temperature ever recorded on Earth (Vostok Station - Antarctica)?−89.2°C (−128.6°F). Vostok Station is a Russian research station in inland Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica. Founded by the Soviet Union in 1957, the station lies at the southern Pole of Cold, with the lowest reliably measured natural temperature on Earth of −89.2°C (−128.6°F; 184.0 K)Created by: Tschukahard 49% −59.8°C (-75.6°F)−59.8°C (-75.6°F)476−74.4°C (-101.9°F)−74.4°C (-101.9°F)735−89.2°C (−128.6°F)−89.2°C (−128.6°F)1572−104.6°C (-156.28°F)−104.6°C (-156.28°F)393temperatures riddles » What is the name given to the local dry wind in the Rocky Mountains?Chinook is claimed to mean "ice-eater", as it can make snow one foot deep vanish in one day. The snow partly melts and partly evaporates in the dry wind. The greatest recorded temperature change in 24 hours was caused by Chinook winds on 15 January 1972, in Loma, Montana; the temperature rose from −48 to +9 °C (−54 to +49 °F)Created by: Tschukahard 52% ChinookChinook2099HalnyHalny831BoraBora517SamumSamum567weather riddles » What is the name of the wind measuring device?Anemometer. An anemometer is a device used for measuring the speed of wind, and is also a common weather station instrument. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, which means wind, and is used to describe any wind speed measurement instrument used in meteorology. Created by: Tschukavery hard 22% DynamometerDynamometer286PedometerPedometer138HydrometerHydrometer751AnemometerAnemometer335measures riddles » The typical speed of Boeing 777-300ER on the way from Warsaw to New York is 916 km/h. On its way back it reaches 1140 km/h. How is it possible?Jet stream helps. The location of the jet stream is extremely important for aviation. Commercial use of the jet stream began on 18 November 1952, when Pan Am flew from Tokyo to Honolulu at an altitude of 7,600 metres, cutting the trip time by over one-third.Created by: Ninjaihard 54% it flies at higher altitudeit flies at higher altitude1682jet stream helpsjet stream helps6856air convection helpsair convection helps3118plane is lighter on way backplane is lighter on way back1020aviation riddles » What is the name of this phenomenon?Iridescence is the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to gradually change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Examples of iridescence include soap bubbles, butterfly wings and sea shells, as well as certain minerals. It is often created by structural coloration (microstructures that interfere with light).Created by: Ninjaihard 55% advectionadvection217iridescenceiridescence990rainbowrainbow232Morning GloryMorning Glory343optics riddles » How many degrees are in the Beaufort scale?12 degree is the strength of the hurricane: huge waves, air filled with foam and splashes, sea completely white.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskavery hard 36% 1010890111112412126521313113wind riddles » Which color has the greatest albedo?White. Albedo in Latin is simply "whiteness". It is the reflecting power of a surface - the ratio of reflected radiation from the surface to incident radiation upon it.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 47% whitewhite3293blueblue1082redred1727blackblack892Latin riddles » What device is used to measure the relative humidity of air?Psychrometer. A psychrometer, or wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer, consists of two thermometers, one that is dry and one that is kept moist with distilled water on a sock or wick. The two thermometers are thus called the dry-bulb and the wet-bulb. At temperatures above the freezing point of water, evaporation of water from the wick lowers the temperature, so that the wet-bulb thermometer usually shows a lower temperature than that of the dry-bulb thermometer.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykvery hard 30% pyranometerpyranometer668disdrometerdisdrometer830kata-thermometerkata-thermometer736psychrometerpsychrometer994nature riddles » What is the name of the line on the map which joins points of equal rainfall?Isyhyet joins points where the amount of precipitation (rainfall, snow etc) is the same. Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 40% IsohigraIsohigra1230IsohydraIsohydra5487IydroizohipsaIydroizohipsa1591IsyhyetIsyhyet5710water riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.