Radiation astronomy/Aerometeors/Quiz

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True color satellite image of an unusual anticyclone off southern Australia in the Southern Hemisphere, on September 8, 2012, showing a counter-clockwise rotation around an oval area of clear skies. Credit: NASA, MODIS Rapid Response System.

Aerometeor radiation astronomy is a lecture for the radiation astronomy department course on the principles of radiation astronomy.

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Quiz[edit | edit source]


1 Usually associated with clouds filling the sky, thunder and lightning, wind and what water based meteorites

2 True or False, Atmospheric rivers flow through the sky about a mile above the ocean surface.


3 Complete the text:

The 0.6m Tortugas Mountain Observatory is used to monitor the temporal changes in the

cloud deck and equatorial activity on


4 Which of the following are theoretical X-ray astronomy phenomena associated with astrophysics?

a thermal plasma mechanism
idea of a close binary
synchrotron radiation
high-density wind extinction
a polar diameter that exceeds ever so slightly the equatorial diameter at solar cycle minimum
super soft X-rays
hot active regions with temperatures hot enough to fuse hydrogen
sunspots at the feet of coronal loops

5 Complete the text:

An aerometeor is a

unit of air traveling or

through an atmosphere.

6 Which weather phenomena are most likely to interfere with observing stars?

a late-summer rainstorm
a clear sky
an approaching dust storm
below normal temperatures
a typhoon
a snow fall

7 Any natural object radiating through a portion or all of a natural object's atmosphere may be called a what?

8 Yes or No, Without a scale, we really had no way to objectively communicate what would be a strong storm or a weak one.


9 True or False, Pineapple Express storms are the most commonly represented and recognized type of atmospheric rivers.


10 On 19 May 1910, the Earth actually passed through the tail of what comet.

11 True or False, The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is, in fact, the inverse phenomenon, an anticyclone.


12 A system of winds that spiral out from a centre of high pressure is called an

13 True or False, Cyclogenesis is the process of cyclone formation and intensification..


14 Which of the following are radiation astronomy phenomena associated with the gaseous-object Neptune?

Voyager 2
blue rays
neutron emission
polar coronal holes
meteor emission

Hypotheses[edit | edit source]

  1. Meteors range in size from galaxy clusters to dust grains and molecular clusters.

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