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NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
EARTH SCIENCE - JANUARY  2001

16 Radiation with the wavelength 5.0 x 10-5 centimeters is usually visible
as what color?

1 violet       3 green
2 blue         4 yellow

17 What is the visibility, in miles, shown on the station model below?

(1) 10         (3) 38
(2) 28        (4) 57

18 The map below shows high-pressure and low-pressure weather systems in the
United States.

Which two lettered positions on the map are most likely receiving
precipitation?

(1) A and B           (3) C and E
(2) B and D          (4) A and D

19 Earth's atmosphere is warmed when

(1) ultraviolet radiation emitted by Earth is absorbed by nitrogen and carbon dioxide
in the atmosphere
(2) x-ray radiation emitted by Earth is absorbed by nitrogen and carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere
(3) infrared radiation emitted by Earth is absorbed by carbon dioxide and water vapor
in the atmosphere
(4) gamma radiation emitted by Earth is absorbed by carbon dioxide and water
vapor in the atmosphere

20 Which atmospheric conditions are necessary for condensation?

1 saturated air and dewpoint temperature much lower than air temperature
2 unsaturated'air and dew-point temperature much higher than air temperature
3 saturated air and equal dewpoint and air temperatures
4 unsaturated air and equal dewpoint and air temperatures

21 The heavy lake-effect snowfalls in the Tug Hill Plateau region occur
primarily because the plateau is located

1 in the path of prevailing winds from Lake Ontario
2 in the Northern Hemisphere
3 near the Atlantic Ocean
4 west of the Hudson-Mohawk Lowlands

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