Meteorology questions This is a list of recently added questions about meteorology. Play meteorology quiz and see all the questions. 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: Tschuka hard 46% −59.8°C (-75.6°F)−59.8°C (-75.6°F)398−74.4°C (-101.9°F)−74.4°C (-101.9°F)630−89.2°C (−128.6°F)−89.2°C (−128.6°F)1170−104.6°C (-156.28°F)−104.6°C (-156.28°F)316temperatures 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: Tschuka hard 49% ChinookChinook1684HalnyHalny759BoraBora451SamumSamum506weather 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: Tschuka very hard 20% DynamometerDynamometer274PedometerPedometer123HydrometerHydrometer696AnemometerAnemometer285measures 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 53% it flies at higher altitudeit flies at higher altitude1590jet stream helpsjet stream helps6311air convection helpsair convection helps2957plane is lighter on way backplane is lighter on way back972aviation 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 54% advectionadvection179iridescenceiridescence757rainbowrainbow185Morning GloryMorning Glory276clouds 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% 1010880111112012126391313108wind 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 46% whitewhite3107blueblue1034redred1650blackblack848Latin 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% pyranometerpyranometer649disdrometerdisdrometer808kata-thermometerkata-thermometer716psychrometerpsychrometer948nature 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% IsohigraIsohigra1176IsohydraIsohydra5235IydroizohipsaIydroizohipsa1508IsyhyetIsyhyet5440water riddles » How is the advection fog formed?Warm air passes over a cool continent. Advection fog is formed by the passage of warm and moist air over a colder water surface. The air gets cooled and loses water. This kind of fog is common at sea whenever cold and warm ocean currents are in close proximity. Created by: KYRTAPSvery hard 38% warm air passes over a cool continentwarm air passes over a cool continent3653warm air passes over a warm sea warm air passes over a warm sea 1208cool air passes over a warm continentcool air passes over a warm continent3282cool air passes over a warm seacool air passes over a warm sea1452geography riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.