Top 10 meteorology facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz 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 temperatures facts » 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 KołodziejczykLatin facts » 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: Ninjaiclouds facts » 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: Ninjaiaviation facts » 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 weather facts » What kind of weather should you expect seeing these clouds called Cumulus humilis?Sunny. These puffy clouds are called "fair weather cumulus". They have little vertical extent and do not give precipitation. When they appear in a clear sky, they are an indicator of pleasant weather for the next several hours.Created by: Harcerkageography facts » Which place in the world has the highest average annual precipitation? Southern foothills of the Himalayas. Mawsynram village in northeast India has the highest average annual total percipitation in the world (11,872 mm = 467.4 in). There, hot and moist air from south of India approaches Himalayas. It rises up, cools and loses water.Created by: KYRTAPSwater facts » 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: KYRTAPSgeography facts » 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 Kołodziejczyknature facts » 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 Dąbrowskawind facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.