Liquids/Liquid objects/Rains/Quiz

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This Thai rain forest shown at ground level indicates how dense the foliage can be. Credit: Michael Cory.

Rain is a lecture and an article about a type of meteor that becomes a meteorite on the surface of the Earth and some other astronomical objects.

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Quiz[edit | edit source]


1 True or False, Rain can be liquid water in the form of droplets falling through an atmosphere.


2 Precipitation is likely to be which of the following?

water particles
snow flakes
ball bearings

3 Yes or No, Secondary organic aerosols form from oxidation of airborne organic gases and play key roles in weather and climate by seeding clouds and absorbing or scattering sunlight.


4 Precipitation products of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor are called

5 Yes or No, Sudden flash floods that happen because of heavy rains is the biggest reason for weather-related deaths.


6 Chemistry phenomena associated with rain are

an epigenome
water molecules

7 Yes or No, Precipitation that evaporates before reaching the ground is called virga.


8 Complete the text:

Very small. numerous, and uniformly


, mist, or sprinkle that

to the ground is called


9 Complete the text:

Match up the type of precipitation detector with each of the possibilities below:
sensor pixels - A
rain rate - B
spurious false positives - C
tropical rainfall - D
global precipitation measurement - E
rain - F

retrieval algorithm

standard rain gauge

problem background types

GPM Core Observatory

contain precipitation


10 Complete the text:

Match up the rain with the phenomenon:
rain shaft - A
hailstone - B
lithometeor - C
plasma meteor - D
torrential water rain - E
red rain - F
forsterite rain - G
rainstorm - H






See also[edit | edit source]

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