10 most difficult meteorology riddles A list of meteorology related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Geography quiz 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. very hard 20% DynamometerDynamometer19%PedometerPedometer8%HydrometerHydrometer50%AnemometerAnemometer20%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 1378 answers in 2 languages »measures riddles » 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.very hard 29% North-west ScotlandNorth-west Scotland10%Central Amazon BasinCentral Amazon Basin52%Tuvalu IslandsTuvalu Islands8%Southern foothills of the HimalayasSouthern foothills of the Himalayas29%Created by: KYRTAPS. Statistics based on 6484 answers in 2 languages »water 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.very hard 30% pyranometerpyranometer20%disdrometerdisdrometer25%kata-thermometerkata-thermometer22%psychrometerpsychrometer30%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 3121 answers in 4 languages »nature 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.very hard 36% 101050%11116%121236%13136%Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowska. Statistics based on 1747 answers in 2 languages »wind 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. very hard 38% warm air passes over a cool continentwarm air passes over a cool continent38%warm air passes over a warm sea warm air passes over a warm sea 12%cool air passes over a warm continentcool air passes over a warm continent34%cool air passes over a warm seacool air passes over a warm sea15%Created by: KYRTAPS. Statistics based on 9600 answers in 2 languages »geography 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. hard 40% IsohigraIsohigra8%IsohydraIsohydra39%IydroizohipsaIydroizohipsa11%IsyhyetIsyhyet40%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 13368 answers in 2 languages »maps 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.hard 46% whitewhite46%blueblue15%redred24%blackblack12%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 6641 answers in 3 languages »Latin riddles » 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)hard 46% −59.8°C (-75.6°F)−59.8°C (-75.6°F)15%−74.4°C (-101.9°F)−74.4°C (-101.9°F)24%−89.2°C (−128.6°F)−89.2°C (−128.6°F)46%−104.6°C (-156.28°F)−104.6°C (-156.28°F)12%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 2521 answers in 2 languages »temperatures 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)hard 49% ChinookChinook49%HalnyHalny22%BoraBora13%SamumSamum14%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 3414 answers in 2 languages »weather 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.hard 53% it flies at higher altitudeit flies at higher altitude13%jet stream helpsjet stream helps53%air convection helpsair convection helps24%plane is lighter on way backplane is lighter on way back8%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 11838 answers in 2 languages »aviation riddles » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.