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Database ATPL - Subject 50 Answer "A" is allways correct 1. How does the height of the tropopause normally vary with latitude in the northern hemisphere ? A. It decreases from south to north. B. It remains constant from north to south. C. It increases from south to north. D. It remains constant throughout the year. 2. What, approximately, is the average height of the tropopause over the equator ? A. 16 km B. 8 km C. 11 km D. 40 km 3. In which layer is most of the atmospheric humidity concentrated ? A. Troposphere. B. Tropopause. C. Stratosphere. D. Stratopause. 4. At FL 180, the air temperature is -35°C.The air density at this level is: A. Greater than the density of the ISA at FL 180. B. Less than the density of the ISA at FL 180. C. Equal to the density of the ISA at FL 180. D. Unable to be determined without knowing the QNH. 5. Between mean sea level and a height of 20 km, the lowest temperature in the ICAO Standard Atmosphere (ISA) is: A. -56.5°C B. -273°C C. -44.7°C D. -100°C 6. Under what condition does pressure altitude have the same value as density altitude ?

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A. At standard temperature. B. At sea level when the temperature is 0°C. C. When the altimeter has no position error. D. When the altimeter setting is 1013.2 hPa. 7. In the troposphere the decrease of pressure per 100 m increase in height A. is smaller at higher levels than at lower levels. B. remains constant at all levels. C. is greater at higher levels than at lower levels. D. is in the order of 27 hPa near MSL. 8. Which FL corresponds with the 200 hPa pressure level ? A. FL 390. B. FL 300. C. FL 100. D. FL 50. 9. What is the approximate vertical interval which is equal to a pressure change of 1 hPa at an altitude of 5500 m ? A. 15 m (50 FT). B. 8 m (27 FT). C. 32 m (105 FT). D. 64 m (210 FT). 10. In order to calculate QFE from QNH, which of the following must be known ? A. Elevation of the airfield. B. Temperature at the airfield. C. Elevation of the airfield and the temperature at MSL. D. Elevation and the temperature at the airfield. 11. What is the dry adiabatic lapse rate ? A. 3.0°C/1000 FT B. 2.0°C/1000 FT C. 1.5°C/1000 FT D. 3.5°C/1000 FT 12. A layer is conditionally unstable if the air
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A. is unstable for saturated air and stable for dry air. B. is stable for saturated air and unstable for dry air. C. becomes stable by lifting it. D. is unstable for saturated air as well as for dry air. 13. A parcel of unsaturated air is lifted to just below the condensation level and then returned to its original level. What is the final temperature of the parcel of air? A. The same as the starting temperature. B. Higher than the starting temperature. C. Lower than the starting temperature. D. It depends upon the QFE. 14. What is the effect of a strong low level inversion ? A. It promotes vertical wind shear. B. It promotes extensive vertical movement of air. C. It prevents vertical wind shear. D. It results in good visual conditions near the surface. 15. The temperature at FL 140 is -12°C. What will the temperature be at FL 110 if the ICAO standard lapse rate is applied ? A. -6°C. B. -18°C. C. -9°C. D. -15°C. 16. If atmospheric conditions exist such that the temperature is ISA +10°C in the lower troposphere up to 18000 FT, what is the actual layer thickness between FL 60 and FL 120? A. 6240 FT. B. 6000 FT. C. 5900 FT. D. 5760 FT. 17. Which of the following is a common cause of ground or surface temperature inversion ? A. Terrestrial radiation on a clear night with no or very light winds. B. Warm air being lifted rapidly aloft, in the vicinity of mountainous terrain. C. The movement of colder air under warm air, or the movement of warm air over cold air.
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D. Heating of the air by subsidence 18. At a certain position, the temperature on the 300 hPa chart is -48°C; according to the Significant Weather Chart, the tropopause is at FL 330. What is the most likely temperature at FL 350 ? A. -54°C. B. -50°C. C. -56,5°C. D. -58°C. 19. What is the boundary layer between troposphere and stratosphere called? A. Tropopause. B. Ionosphere. C. Stratosphere. D. Atmosphere. 20. Which constant pressure altitude chart is standard for FL50? A. 850 hPa. B. 700 hPa. C. 500 hPa. D. 300 hPa. 21. An outside air temperature of -35°C is measured while cruising at FL 200. What is the temperature deviation from the ISA at this level? A. 10°C colder than ISA. B. 10°C warmer than ISA. C. 5°C warmer than ISA. D. 5°C colder than ISA. 22. Convective activity over land in mid-latitudes is greatest in A. summer in the afternoon. B. winter during the night and early morning. C. summer during the night and early morning. D. winter in the afternoon. 23. Which of the following is a possible consequence of subsidence? A. An inversion over a large area with haze, mist.
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B. CB-clouds and thunderstorms over a large area. C. Wide spread NS and AS clouds and intense precipitation. D. Clear air turbulence at higher altitudes . 24. The polar front is the boundary between: A. polar air and tropical air. B. arctic air and polar air. C. arctic air and tropical air. D. maritime polar air and continental polar air. 25. What does dewpoint mean? A. The temperature to which a mass of air must be cooled in order to reach saturation. B. The temperature at which ice melts. C. The freezing level (danger of icing). D. The temperature at which the relative humidity and saturation vapour pressure are the same. 26. Which of the following is the definition of relative humidity ? A. Ratio between the actual mixing ratio and the saturation mixing ratio X 100 B. Ratio between air temperature and dewpoint temperature X 100 C. Ratio between water vapour pressure and atmospheric pressure X 100 D. Ratio between water vapour (g) and air (kg) X 100 27. The relative humidity of a sample air mass is 50%. How is the relative humidity of this air mass influenced by changes of the amount of water vapour in it? A. It increases with increasing water vapour. B. It is not influenced by changing water vapour. C. It decreases with increasing water vapour. D. It is only influenced by temperature. 28. Relative humidity A. changes when water vapour is added, even though the temperature remains constant. B. is not affected when air is ascending or descending. C. is not affected by temperature changes of the air. D. does not change when water vapour is added provided the temperature of the air remains constant. 29. How, if at all, is the relative humidity of an unsaturated air mass influenced by temperature changes?

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A. It decreases with increasing temperature. B. It is not influenced by temperature changes. C. It increases with increasing temperature. D. It is only influenced by the amount of water vapour. 30. How does relative humidity and the dewpoint in an unsaturated air mass change with varying temperature? A. When temperature increases, the relative humidity decreases, and the dewpoint remains constant. B. When temperature increases, the relative humidity increases, and the dewpoint decreases. C. When temperature decreases, the relative humidity decreases, and the dewpoint increases. D. When temperature decreases, the relative humidity and the dewpoint remain constant. 31. When a given mass of air descends, what effect will it have on relative humidity? A. It decreases. B. It increases. C. It remains constant. D. It increases up to 100%, then remains stable. 32. During the late afternoon an air temperature of +12°C and a dew point of +5°C were measured. What temperature change must at least occur during the night in order to induce saturation? A. It must decrease to +5°C. B. It must decrease by 5°C. C. It must decrease to +6°C. D. It must decrease to +7°C. 33. Which of the following changes of state is known as sublimation (in meteorology)? A. Solid direct to vapour B. Solid direct to liquid C. Liquid direct to solid D. Liquid direct to vapour 34. Clouds, fog or dew will always be formed when: A. water vapour condenses. B. water vapour is present. C. relative humidity reaches 98%. D. temperature and dew point are nearly equal.

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C. 36. Which form of precipitation from clouds containing only water is most likely to fall in mid-latitudes? A. Frontal zones. Which of the following processes within a layer of air may lead to the building of CU and CB clouds? A. Radiation. Frontal lifting within stable layers. The release of latent heat. no turbulence and extensive areas of rain. The north side of the alps with a prevailing Foehn from the north. Drizzle. C.the-beuk. Which of the following is a cause of stratus forming over flat land? A. 40. Hail. Moderate rain with large drops. B. The north side of the alps with a prevailing Foehn from the south. Large water droplets. Warm air aloft from which rain is falling into air with a temperature below 0°C. stability.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Convection. turbulence. 39. Which of the following zones is most likely to encounter little or no precipitation? A. An isothermal layer aloft with a temperature just above 0°C through which rain is falling. instability. http://www. D. Water droplets falling from cold air aloft with a temperature below 0°C into air with a temperature above 0°C. B. B. Small water droplets. Cold air aloft from which hail is falling into air that is warm. C.html (7 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . C. Unstable air. showers and mainly clear ice. 38. B. Which of the following are favourable conditions for the formation of freezing rain? A. What are the characteristics of cumuliform clouds? A. D. B. Occlusions. Radiation during the night from the earth surface in moderate wind.Meteorology by Beuk 35. D. D. Subsidence. 37. B. Convection during the day. D. Heavy rain with large drops. C.

41. 7000 . AC. C. B. D. NS C. What is the main composition of clouds classified as ''high level clouds''? A. SC. Ice crystals. CU. showers and mainly rime ice. AS.15000 FT above the terrain. D. no turbulence. 45. 46. Water vapour. D. CS. 2. turbulence. B. 43. Which of the following clouds are classified as medium level clouds in temperate regions ? A. CS. ST.7000 FT above the terrain. Which of the following types of clouds are evidence of unstable air conditions? A. Water droplets. extensive areas of rain and rime ice.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 15000 . 1.html (8 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 4. SC. D. 1500 . B.25000 FT above the terrain. D. A plain in Western Europe with an average elevation of 500 m (1600 FT) above sea level is covered with a uniform AC layer of cloud during the summer months. CI. 100 . At what height above the ground is the base of this cloud to be expected? A. C.the-beuk. Which of the following clouds may extend into more than one layer? http://www. CB. CI. ''(For this question use annex 050-1914A) Which one of the displayed cloud forms is representative of altocumulus castellanus?'' A. C. B. Supercooled water droplets. stability.1500 FT above the terrain.Meteorology by Beuk C. Small water droplets. 42. Large water droplets. NS. SC. instability. ST. CC. B. D. 44. 3. C.

Coriolis force. Changes in altitude or attitude occur but the aircraft remains in positive control at all times. centrifugal force. Usually. B. CS. Changes in accelerometer readings of 0. D. Loose objects move about. pressure gradient force. Coriolis force. B. How does moderate turbulence affect an aircraft? A. Cirrus. C. Pressure gradient force. centrifugal force. Strong and flowing across the isobars. Which forces are balanced with geostrophic winds? A. Very weak but gusty and flowing across the isobars. 47. 51. 50. D. B. 48. D. Friction force. NS.5 to 1. Occupants feel strain against seat belts. B. Nimbostratus.'''' http://www. ''Which degree of aircraft turbulence is determined by the following ICAO description? ''There may be moderate changes in aircraft attitude and/or altitude but the aircraft remains in positive control at all times. What characteristics will the surface winds have in an area where the isobars on the weather map are very close together? A.0 g at the aircraft's centre of gravity. D.the-beuk. friction force. 49. Pressure gradient force. Moderate and flowing parallel to the isobars. C.Meteorology by Beuk A.html (9 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Continued flight in this environment will result in structural damage. ST. Pressure gradient force. Coriolis force. Altocumulus. Large. Strong and flowing parallel to the isobars. C. C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. D. Stratus. Which one of the following types of cloud is most likely to produce heavy precipitation ? A. SC. Food service and walking are difficult. B. C. abrupt changes in altitude or attitude occur but the aircraft may only be out of control momentarily. Rapid and somewhat rhythmic bumpiness is experienced without appreciable changes in altitude or attitude. small variations in air speed.

down the slope during the day. 54. Scirocco. What is the strong relatively cold katabatic wind. C. B. 56. Dust and poor visibility. blowing down the northern Adriatic coast. C. C. Hail. during the night and is weaker than the sea-breeze. D. Severe. Light. during the night and is stronger than the sea-breeze. B. For an aircraft what are the meteorological dangers associated with a Harmattan wind? A. D. B. B. D. 52. Violent. http://www. Variable. Ghibli.html (10 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .Meteorology by Beuk A. A mountain breeze (katabatic wind) blows A.and sea-breeze circulation the land-breeze blows: A. What surface wind direction is likely at an airport at the coast on a sunny afternoon? A. during the day and is weaker than the sea-breeze. C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 53. C.the-beuk. In a land. Bora. during the day and is stronger than the sea-breeze. Sea to land. C. 55. D. Moderate. Land to sea. Parallel to the coastline. Thunderstorms. Mistral. B. mainly during the winter and spring called? A. up the slope during the day. D. Sand up to FL 150. B. A high pressure area (slack pressure gradient) covers part of the Mediterranean Sea and coastal region during the summer. down the slope during the night.

Which weather condition lowers true altitude as compared to pressure altitude to a position where flight over mountains could be dangerous? A. C.Meteorology by Beuk D. It increases. -35°C. -55°C. D. B. C.the-beuk. Whilst flying at FL 180 on the northern hemisphere an aircraft experiences right drift. C. 58. 60. D. backing of the wind and increase of wind speed at the surface. It decreases B. Stronger Coriolis force at the surface. It remains constant. C. D. Friction between the wind and the surface. if any. Generally northern hemisphere winds at 5000 FT/AGL are south-westerly while most of the surface winds are southerly. The influence of warm air at the lower altitude. 59. Cold low. will this have on the aircraft's true altitude ? A. up the slope during the night. What is the primary reason of difference between these two wind directions? A. C. -75°C. A strong pressure gradient at higher altitudes. veering of the wind and increase of wind speed at the surface. B. Warm depression. Friction between the air and the ground results in the northern hemisphere in: A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Cold high. In the southern hemisphere what wind effect would you expect when flying from a high pressure area towards a low pressure area at FL 100? http://www. Warm high. Without knowing the pressure change this question cannot be answered.html (11 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . D. What is the most likely temperature at the tropical tropopause? A. 61. backing of the wind and decrease of wind speed at the surface. D. -25°C. B. 57. B. veering of the wind and decrease of wind speed at the surface. 62. What effect.

if any. D. South-southeast. From approximately which direction would you expect the surface wind (mid-latitude.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 63. D. B. Where does polar continental air originate? A. Headwind with no drift. The North-Russian air is warmer and dryer than the air of the Azores. B.html (12 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Southern Italy. The air of the Azores is warmer and dryer than the North-Russian air. 67. C. C. Severe turbulence in CB cloud.the-beuk. Wind from the left.Meteorology by Beuk A. The North-Russian air is colder and more humid than the air of the Azores. 66. The southern Balkan region and the Near East. the wind is 180°. B. D. B. D. 64. You are flying at 2 500 FT/AGL. http://www. South. Light turbulence in CB cloud. Tailwind with no drift. Polar ice cap. Siberian landmass. Southern France. 65. D. Light turbulence in ST cloud. What are the typical differences with regard to the temperature and humidity between an air mass with its origin in the Azores and an air mass with its origin over northern Russia ? A. Where is the source of tropical continental air that affects Europe in summer? A. The air of the Azores is warmer and more humid than the North-Russian air. is likely to be encountered while flying through a cold front in the summer over Central Europe at FL 100? A. northern hemisphere)? A. South-southwest. and intend to land at an airport. C. The Azores region. at sea level directly below. C. Southwest. Wind from the right. B. Moderate turbulence in NS cloud. What degree of turbulence. B. C.

Tropical continental air.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. In which air mass are extremely low temperatures encountered? A. and freezing rain starts to fall? A. 71. Cumulonimbus. What type of fronts are most likely to be present during the winter in Central Europe when temperatures close to the ground are below 0°C. B. 70. Polar continental air. moist air. extensive cloud. 68. 69. D. warm occlusions. Light wind. http://www. With what type of clouds are showers most likely associated? A. B.Meteorology by Beuk C. Light wind. moist air. little or no cloud. C. Shortly after midnight. 72. or night. D. C. D. At what time of day. little or no cloud. Shortly after sunrise. Stratocumulus. Stratus. dry air. Light wind. 10 000 FT. C. moist air. Polar maritime air. C. D. The region of the British Isles. What is the average vertical extent of radiation fog? A. B. 500 FT. At sunset.html (13 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . D.the-beuk. Arctic maritime air. Late evening. Strong wind. The region of Azores. B. D. 2 000 FT. B. C. is radiation fog most likely to occur? A. 5 000 FT. Warm fronts. 73. Which of the following weather conditions favour the formation of radiation fog? A. Nimbostratus. extensive cloud.

D. Heat low. Altostratus.Meteorology by Beuk B. Polar front low. 74.the-beuk. 1/500 78. ''During a cross-country flight at FL 50. C. A strong downdraught. Low cloud base and poor visibility. Cumulus.html (14 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . and isolated thunderstorms. good surface visibility. D. 1/150 B. Cumulonimbus. Strong. 1/300 D. Decreasing temperatures. High cloud base. C. Nimbostratus. Which of the following conditions are you most likely to encounter when approaching an active warm front at medium to low level ? A. Which of the following are you most likely to encounter ?'' A. B. Cirrus. 1/50 C. A cold air pool. A low on lee side of a mountain. Extreme turbulence and severe lightning striking the ground.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Cold occlusions. D. 75. High level cold fronts. Increasing temperatures. B. 77. C. http://www. gusty winds. Severe thunderstorms at low altitude. What type of low pressure area is associated with a surface front? A. D. C. B. The approximate inclined plane of a warm front is: A. C. Cirrostratus. Cold fronts. you observe the following sequence of clouds: Nimbostratus. B. D. What cloud formation is most likely to occur at low levels when a warm air mass overrides a cold air mass? A. Altostratus. 76.

In the direction of the isobars behind the cold front. B. In which approximate direction does the centre of a non-occluded frontal depression move? A. 8 octas NS. Advection fog. B. At the surface position of the front. What weather conditions are prevalent during the summer.the-beuk. In the direction of the sharpest pressure increase. isolated showers. over the North Sea.Meteorology by Beuk 79. Warm front.html (15 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . D. CS. B. D. 84. C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 8 octas CS. Cold occlusion. In the direction of the warm sector isobars. http://www. Where is the coldest air to be found. approximately 300 km behind a quickly moving cold front? A. B. Moderate (several km). CB. What type of front / occlusion usually moves the fastest? A. C. in a warm sector of tropical maritime air. Behind the front. C. 80. 81. 83. during a summer afternoon in western Europe ? A. Cold front. At the junction of the occlusion. C. CI. in an occlusion with cold front characteristics? A. 82. Fair weather CU. D. B. D. In the direction of the isobars ahead of the warm front. C. AS without precipitation. CU. D. Warm occlusion. ST. Rain covering a large area. Ahead of the front. Over Central Europe what type of cloud cover is typical of the warm sector of a depression during winter? A. Cloud cover mostly scattered. What is the surface visibility most likely to be.

Frequent and widespread thunderstorms are to be expected within the area of the ITCZ. 88. When are the rainy seasons in equatorial Africa? A. C.12°N.Meteorology by Beuk B. D. Thunderstorms. A backing in the wind direction. Thunderstorms seldom occur within the area of the ITCZ. D. After passing at right angles through a very active cold front in the direction of the cold air. http://www. Which one of the following statements regarding the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is correct? A. 86. B. between Dakar and Rio de Janeiro? A. B. 8° .html (16 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . C. An increase in tailwind. In which of the following bands of latitude is the intertropical convergence zone most likely to be encountered in January. 3° . B. December to February and July to October. D. C.12°S. D. 89.the-beuk. The ITCZ is always associated with a strong jet stream. D. D. C. Stratus clouds and drizzle. 87. C. Very good (greater than 50 km). in the northern hemisphere immediately after a marked change in temperature? A. March to May and August to October. Very poor (less than 1 km). April to July and December to February. 7° . A veering in the wind direction. March to May and October to November. Good (greater than 10 km).nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.7°N. Fog. A decrease in tailwind. What weather conditions are indications of the summer monsoon in India? A.8°S. C. what will you encounter at FL 50. Sandstorms. B. showers of heavy rain. 85. B. 0° . The ITCZ does not change its position during the course of the year.

As a low pressure area aloft (e. B. During which seasons are hurricanes most likely to appear in the northern hemisphere? A.the-beuk. D. on the 500 hPa chart). West in the earlier stages and later turning north east. C. 93. How do you recognize a cold air pool? A. C. Winter and spring. B. http://www. D. Showers and thunderstorms. 95. B. The zone where cold fronts form in the tropics. A cold air pool may only be recognized on the surface chart as a low pressure area. The zone where the Harmattan meets the north-easterly trade winds over Africa. Sky clear (SKC).nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The zone where the west winds meet the subtropical high pressure belt. Subsidence. The zone where the trade winds of the northern hemisphere meet those of the southern hemisphere. Which of the following best describes the intertropical convergence zone ? A. in the centre of a cold air pool? A. 94. B. C. over land. C. 92. D. C. What is the correct term for the descending air flow in a large high pressure area? A. What is the likely track for a hurricane in the Caribbean area? A. Convection.Meteorology by Beuk 90. Winter. As a high pressure area aloft (e. Convergence. D. on the 500 hPa chart). D. D.html (17 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . All seasons. West in the earlier stages and later turning south east. Fine weather CU. Advection.g. C. West deep into the USA. 91.g. Strong westerly winds. A cold air pool may only be recognized on the surface chart as a high pressure area. What is encountered during the summer. Summer and autumn. B. B. East then south.

CB. B. What is the relationship between visibility and RVR in homogeneous fog? A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.the-beuk. D. B. There is no specific relationship between the two. You are flying with an outside air temperature of -12°C and a TAS of 250 kt at FL 150 through 8 oktas NS. 98.html (18 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Close to the station about 2 m above the ground. In temperate latitudes what weather conditions may be expected over land during the summer in the centre of a stationary high pressure zone ? A. C. On the roof of the weather station. B. 99. haze. TS. What type and degree of icing is most probable? http://www. Where is this instrument placed? A. B. NS.Meteorology by Beuk 96. A tendency for fog and low ST. At what time of the year. SH. D. 1 m above the runway. On a mast 6-10 m above the runway. TS. Thunderstorms. What surface weather is associated with a stationary high pressure region over land in the winter? A. The visibility generally is greater than the RVR. NS with continuous rain. 101. Spring. D. Calm winds. Summer. The visibility generally is the same as the RVR. C. The possibility of snow showers. D. Winter. The visibility generally is less than the RVR. D. C. B. Autumn. C. 100. C. The wind indicator for a weather observation receives the measured value from an anemometer. 97. are the paths of north Atlantic lows moving from west to east generally at their most southerly position? A.

106. During which stage of thunderstorm development are rotor winds characterized by roll clouds most likely to occur ? A. autumn. Autumn. moderate to severe mixed ice. Over flat terrain. B. In clouds pushed up against the mountains.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. B. Mid . moderate to severe clear ice. Mid-day. Where is a squall line to be expected? A. D.html (19 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . on a fine and hot summer day. Over flat terrain. Early morning. 103. B. In front of a cold front occlusion at higher levels. Behind a cold front. Morning. Around midnight. D. Cumulus stage. B. C. B. away from fronts. Mature stage. D. Summer. D. You intend to carry out a VFR flight over the Alps. What is the best time of day to conduct this flight? A. B. Late morning. Cumulus stage and mature stage. D. moderate to severe mixed ice.afternoon. Afternoon. http://www.the-beuk. In front of an active cold front. summer. At the surface position of a warm front. Winter. 102. Dissipating stage. D. C. moderate hoar frost. 104. C. 105. In Central Europe when is the greatest likelihood for thunderstorms due to warm updrafts? A. Early evening. winter. C. C. At what time of the year are tornadoes most likely to occur in North America? A. C.Meteorology by Beuk A. Spring. In clouds pushed up against the mountains.

The surface weather associated with upper air troughs. When is the RVR reported at most airports? A. B. D. Frontal weather. 3 . 111. When the visibility decreases below 2000 m. South-easterly winds carrying warm and humid air. C. Unusual intensive cold fronts. Good visibility. 112.html (20 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . South-westerly winds carrying warm and humid air. 5 . When the visibility decreases below 1500 m. Continuous precipitation. http://www. turbulence.7 oktas. C. C. B. C. D. D. Which weather phenomena are typical for the northern side of the Alps with strong winds from the south (Foehn)? A. The paths of tropical revolving storms. 110. B. What winds and air mass characteristics are mainly associated with the winter monsoon in the monsoon regions of the Indian sub-continent? A. Icing. D. 109. 1 . 108. C. moderate to severe icing.the-beuk. Decrease in temperature. Continuous rain. Clear skies. North-westerly winds bringing dry and hazy air.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. What is the meaning of the expression ''FEW''? A. When the RVR decreases below 2500 m. huge mass of clouds. What are squall lines? A. C.Meteorology by Beuk 107. Thunderstorms and rain. B. B. 8 oktas. Bands of intensive thunderstorms.4 oktas. D.2 oktas. North-easterly winds bringing dry and hazy air. What weather is prevalent in easterly waves? A. B. severe turbulence.

117. In which meteorological forecast chart is information about CAT regions found? A. 113. 24 hour surface forecast. D.Meteorology by Beuk D. Wind / temperature chart. B.the-beuk. Significant weather chart. 116. 114. When the RVR decreases below 2000 m. Positions with the same air density. Positions with the same wind velocity. B. 115. The direction is relative to magnetic north and the speed is in miles per hour. B. Positions with the same thickness between two constant pressure levels. D. C. How is the direction and speed of upper winds described in forecasts ? A.html (21 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . By interpolation of the wind information available from the 500 and 300 hPa charts. Why are indications about the height of the tropopause not essential for flight documentation in the tropics? http://www. B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The direction is relative to true north and the speed is in knots. 500 hPa chart. C. What positions are connected by contour lines on a weather chart? A. D. By reading wind direction and speed from the 500 hPa chart. C. B. On which of the following aviation weather charts can a pilot most easily find a jetstream? A. while also considering the maximum wind information found on the Significant Weather Chart. Upper air chart. By simple interpolation of wind information available from the 500 and 300 hPa charts. What is the best approximation for the wind speed at flight level 250? A. The direction is relative to magnetic north and the speed is in knots. C. Significant Weather Chart. D. Surface chart. The direction is relative to true north and the speed is in miles per hour. C. By reading wind direction and speed from the 300 hPa chart. D. 300 hPa chart. Positions with the same height in a chart of constant pressure. 118.

1 C. The tropopause is always at the same height. number 1 C. ISOL CB. 4 123. 121. for the time of your landing you note: TEMPO TS. 60 minutes.01. The upper limit of significant weather at FL 400. D.Meteorology by Beuk A. 120 minutes. EMBD CB. D. D. What is the maximum time this deterioration in weather can last in anyone instance ? A. ''(For this question use annex 050-2058A) What does the symbol indicate on a Significant Weather Chart?'' A. OCNL CB. where the tropopause is at FL 400. The centre of a tropopause ''high''. 3 D.2003) The cold front is indicated by:'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-2055A rev. 20. ''(For this question use annex 050-2056A) Of the four radio soundings. In the TAF for Dehli.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. select the one that indicates ground fog:'' A. The meteorological services are unable to provide such a chart. number 4 122. 120. C. C. C. number 2 B. How are well separated CB clouds described on the Significant Weather Chart? A. 20 minutes. http://www. The temperatures of the tropical tropopause are always very low and therefore not important. B. 2 B. B. B. The centre of a high pressure area at 400 hPa.the-beuk. during the summer. B. 119. FRQ CB. number 3 D. The tropopause is generally well above the flight level actually flown. 10 minutes. C.html (22 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .

''(For this question use annex 050-2065A) What is the classification of the air mass affecting position ''Q'' ?'' A. Track B-A D. C.the-beuk. Position 2 D. where will this polar frontal wave have moved to (after a certain time)?'' A. Position 4 128. Uniform pressure pattern. 125. D. Polar maritime.Meteorology by Beuk D. 4 127.html (23 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 1 C. 3 B. Cutting wind. http://www. ''(For this question use annex 050-2059A) Which typical weather situation is shown on the weather chart ? (Spacing of the isobars: 5 hPa)'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-2060A) Which one of the tracks (dashed lines) is represented by the cross-section shown on the left ?'' A. Polar continental. Track C-A C. 124. B. Position 3 B. Tropical maritime. 2 D. Tropical continental. D. Track D-A B. West wind condition. Warm south wind condition (Foehn). ''(For this question use annex 050-2064A) Assuming the usual direction of movement. ''(For this question use annex 050-2061A) Which cross-section of air mass and cloud presentation is applicable to the straight line A-B?'' A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The lower limit of the tropopause. C. B. Position 1 C. Track B-C 126.

by definition. by definition. Which of the following cloud types can project up into the stratosphere? A. Without QNH information. a temperature inversion 131. It is. FL 80 B. Under conditions of cold air advection (ISA -15°C). FL 100 D. It is. The 0° isotherm is forecast to be at FL 50. Which one of the following statements applies to the tropopause? A. Positions with the same temperature at a given level C. More than 1000 FT D. Positions with the same wind velocity at a given level D. It separates the troposphere from the stratosphere B. At what FL would you expect a temperature of -6° C? A.25 hPa http://www.html (24 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . A vertical spacing of 1000 FT is the standard required separation between two FL. What positions are connected by isobars on the surface weather chart? A. FL 110 132.Meteorology by Beuk 129.the-beuk. Positions with the same relative pressure heights 133. what would the true vertical separation be? A. Positions with the same air pressure at a given level B. an isothermal layer C. It remains 1000 FT C. Altostratus 130. it can not be determined 134. Cumulonimbus B. Altocumulus D. FL 20 C. Less than 1000 FT B. At a temperature greater than or equal to that of the ISA and where the QNH is greater than or equal to 1013. At which pressure and temperature conditions may you safely assume that the minimum usable flight level at least lies at the same height. Cirrostratus C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. as the minimum safe altitude? A. It indicates a strong temperature lapse rate D.

The equatorial jet stream 137. The polar front jet stream B. FL 400 B. A parcel of moist but not saturated air rises due to adiabatic effects. Solid to liquid C. close to the ground. At a temperature less than or equal to that of the ISA and where the QNH is less than 1013. Specific humidity 139.25 hPa D. At approximately what flight level is the subtropical jet stream found? A. Absolute humidity C. The pressure difference. What is the main cause for the formation of a polar front jet stream? A.the-beuk.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Strong winds in the upper atmosphere 136. Liquid to gas 140.html (25 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .Meteorology by Beuk B. between a high over the Azores and a low over Iceland C. In a very cold area with a QNH of 1015 hPa 135. Relative humidity B. The subtropical jet stream D. FL 200 C. Which of the following changes ? A. The easterly jet stream C. Gas to liquid B. How are high level condensation trails formed that are to be found occasionally behind jet aircraft ? http://www. In which of the following changes of state is latent heat released ? A. The varied elevations of the tropopause in the polar front region D. In a cold low pressure region C. Solid to gas D. FL 300 D. Which jet stream is connected with a surface front system? A. FL 500 138. The north-south horizontal temperature gradient at the polar front B. Mixing ratio D.

CS C. AS D. Through water vapour released during fuel combustion B. A marked decrease in wind velocity close to the ground C.Meteorology by Beuk A. light to moderate icing. In conditions of low humidity. nil icing. What flying conditions are normally encountered when flying in cirrus clouds? A. light to moderate rime ice. and the associated adiabatic drop in temperature at the wing tips while flying through relatively warm but humid air C. Below the freezing level in clear air C.the-beuk. C. D. A marked increase in wind velocity near the ground B. Sinking C. In which of the following conditions is moderate to severe airframe icing most likely to be encountered? A. Within cloud of any type 144. Average horizontal visibility less than 500 m. Through a decrease in pressure. Average horizontal visibility more than 1000 m. Only through unburnt fuel in the exhaust gases D. Average horizontal visibility less than 500 m. Radiation 142. Which of the following is most likely to lead to the dissipation of radiation fog ? A. through the particles of soot contained in the exhaust gases 141. In clear air above the freezing level D. ST B. B. nil icing. A build up of a high pressure area resulting in adiabatic warming associated with a sinking air mass http://www. Average horizontal visibility more than 1000 m.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Ground cooling caused by radiation during the night D. 145. Convection process D. What process in an air mass leads to the creation of wide spread NS and AS cloud coverage? A. CC 143. Lifting B. Which of the following cloud is classified as low level cloud ? A.html (26 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . In Nimbostratus cloud B.

The coastal region of the sea cools at night 147. Rain falls through a layer where temperatures are below 0°C B. Cold air overrides a warm air mass C. Warm air overrides a cold air mass B. Through melting of ice crystals 148.the-beuk. Ahead of a cold front in the summer 151. Warm air moving over cold water C. NS C. Region of British Isles C. East of Greenland B. In which of the following regions does polar maritime air originate ? A. Cold air undercuts a warm air mass D. Black Sea 150. How do air masses move at a warm front ? A. Warm air undercuts a cold air mass http://www.Meteorology by Beuk 146. In which of the following situations can freezing rain be encountered ? A. Behind a warm front in the summer D. Ahead of a warm front in the winter B. Ahead of a cold front in the winter C. CB B. The sea is warmed by strong radiation from the sun D. Cold air moving over warm water B. What type of cloud can produce hail showers? A. CS D. Through melting of snow grains D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. AC 149.html (27 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Snow falls through a layer where temperatures are above 0°C C. Which of the following conditions is most likely to lead to the formation of steam fog (arctic smoke)? A. Baltic Sea D. How does freezing rain develop? A.

nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Summer B. Warm air pushes over a cold air mass C. The air mass ahead of the front is drier than the air mass behind the front D. BKN CU and CB C.the-beuk. When do cold occlusions occur most frequently in Europe? A. Freezing rain C. Winter and spring 157. Sky clear D. Showers associated with thunderstorms B. Autumn and winter D. Which of the following describes a warm occlusion? A. In which main direction does a polar front depression move? A. The warmer air mass is ahead of the original warm front 156. What cloud cover is typical for a wide warm sector of a polar front depression over Central Europe in the summer ? A.html (28 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Drizzle 153. What type of precipitation would you expect at an active unstable cold front? A. Along the front towards the west http://www. Cold air slides over a warm air mass D. Fair weather CU B. The air mass behind the front is more unstable than the air mass ahead of the front C. The coldest air mass is ahead of the original warm front B. Cold air pushes under a warm air mass B. Light to moderate continuous rain D. Along the front towards the east B. Winter C. ST with drizzle 155. Warm air pushes under a cold air mass 154. What is the relative movement of the two air masses along a cold front ? A.Meteorology by Beuk 152.

Across the front towards the south 158.01. in July. Near the Canary Islands C. SE coast B. A rise in pressure B. Foehn conditions in the Spanish Pyrenees 162. A marked advance of cold air in South America B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.the-beuk. when it lies at the equator? A. What is characteristic of the pamperos? A. At the latitudes of Algeria 163. 20. may the ITCZ be encountered? A. Divergence at higher levels 160. NE coast 161. N coast D. W coast C. Sinking air B.html (29 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Across the front towards the north D. Which wind systems converge on the ITCZ. is the danger of tropical revolving storms the greatest? A. Where. What is the most likely cause of a lack of clouds at higher levels in a stationary high? A. On which coast of North America.2003) What change in pressure. Approximately constant pressure 159. SE trade winds and NE trade winds http://www. during the next hour?'' A. during a flight from Marseille to Dakar. Irregular fluctuations D. In the vicinity of Dakar B. A drop in pressure C. Instability D. At the latitudes of Gibraltar D. Rising air C. Katabatic winds in the Atlas Mountains C. A marked advance of cold arctic air in North America D. will occur at point A. ''(For this question use annex 050-2388A rev.Meteorology by Beuk C.

SE B. snow 168. Fog D. Clear ice forms on an aircraft by the freezing of: A. Strong whirlwinds reaching up to higher levels 169.Meteorology by Beuk B. Thunderstorms B. Heavy airframe icing conditions on the northern side of the Alps 166. SW D. NE C. SW monsoon and NW trade winds D.html (30 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Under which conditions would you expect the heaviest clear ice accretion to occur in a CB? A. NW monsoon and SW trade winds 164. Between -30°C and -40°C 167. on the southern sides of passes in the Alps B. Close to the freezing level D. What weather conditions in the region of the Alps would you expect with Foehn from south? A. Strong north winds on the southern side of the Alps D. Heavy clear air turbulence on the southern side of the Alps C. What weather conditions would you expect at a squall line? A. What is the approximate maximum diameter of a the area affected by damaging winds at the surface caused by a microburst ? http://www. Continuous heavy rain C. in the southern hemisphere? A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Clouds. water vapour C. large supercooled water drops B. SW monsoon and NW monsoon C. Between -20°C and -30°C C. N 165. Between -2°C and -15°C B.the-beuk. small supercooled water drops D. From which direction do the trade winds blow.

in rain . valid for 2 hours B. A landing forecast appended to METAR/SPECI. A routine report 174. What does the expression ''Broken (BKN)'' mean? A. less D. 3-5 Eights of the sky is cloud covered D.2003) Which of the following symbols represents a squall line?'' A. in drizzle .below 1 km.01. 4 km B. In general. ''(For this question use annex 050-2421A rev. Which weather chart gives information about icing ? A. 50 km 170. Symbol 4 173. 5-7 Eights of the sky is cloud covered B. Significant weather chart B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. the same C. 20 km D. Nil significant cloud cover http://www. An aerodrome forecast valid for 9 hours C. 700 hPa chart D. the visibility during rainfall compared to during drizzle is A. What is a trend forecast? A. Surface chart 172. 400 m C.Meteorology by Beuk A.more than 2 km 171. 20. 500 hPa chart C. A route forecast valid for 24 hours D. Symbol 3 D. 3-4 Eights of the sky is cloud covered C. Symbol 2 C. greater B. Symbol 1 B.the-beuk.html (31 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .

the-beuk. several flight crews report that they have experienced strong clear air turbulence in a certain airspace. LSZH 8000 FT. LSGG 22006KT 9999 BKN090 17/15 Q1008 RERA NOSIG = 180. abbreviated to ''CAVOK''? (MSA above ground: LSZB 10000 FT. is the probability of fog formation. LSZB 30004KT 9999 SCT090 10/09 Q1006 NOSIG = D. 22004KT 6000 -RA SCT012 OVC030 17/14 Q1009 NOSIG = C. Within a short interval. In which of the following 1850 UTC METAR reports. LFSB 6000 FT) A.html (32 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . in accordance with the regulations. LFSB 6000 FT) A. LSZH VRB02KT 9000 BKN080 21/14 Q1022 NOSIG = D. LSZH 26024G52KT 9999 BKN060 17/14 Q1012 RETS TEMPO 5000 TSRA = C. LSGG 12000 FT. 00000KT 9999 SCT300 21/01 Q1032 NOSIG = 178. the highest? A. SIGMET C. LSZB 28012KT 9999 OVC100 16/12 Q1012 BECMG 5000-RA= B. No weather related problems D. LFSB 24008KT 9999 SCT050 18/11 Q1017 RERA NOSIG = C. GAFOR D. in accordance with the regulations. LSGG 12000 FT. TAF 177. No report received C. What does the abbreviation ''nosig'' mean? A. METAR B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. LFSB 00000KT 9000 SCT080 22/15 Q1022 NOSIG = 179. VRB02KT 2500 HZ SCT120 14/M08 Q1035 NOSIG = D. LSGG 22003KT 9999 SCT120 BKN280 09/08 Q1026 BECMG 5000 BR = B. VRB01KT 8000 SCT250 11/10 Q1028 BECMG 3000 BR = B.Meteorology by Beuk 175. Which of the following weather reports could be. No significant changes B. Not signed by the meteorologist 176. Which of the following extracts of weather reports could be. in the coming night. In which weather report would you expect to find information about icing conditions on the runway? A. What is the consequence of these reports? http://www. LSZH 8000 FT. abbreviated to ''CAVOK''? (MSA above ground: LSZB 10000 FT.

moderate icing B. ''(For this question use annex 050-2503A) Over Paris at what height would you expect to find the tropopause according to the map?'' http://www. is the following weather development taking place? TAF 060600Z 060716 25006KT 8000 BKN240 BECMG 0710 OVC200 BECMG 1013 23010KT 8000 OVC100 BECMG 1316 23014KT 6000 RA SCT030 OVC050 ='' A. Severe turbulence. will be temporarily closed C. ''(For this question use annex 050-2433A) What weather conditions are expected at Paris airport (LFPO) around 0550 UTC?'' A. LSZH B. 26012KT 9999 SCT025 SCT040 14/09 Q1018 TEMPO 5000 SHRA = C. ''(For this question use annex 050-2493A) Over Madrid. The airspace in question. EFHK 185.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.html (33 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . EDDL B. ''(For this question use annex 050-2432A) At which airport. moderate icing D. The competent aviation weather office will issue a storm warning 181. light icing C. ''(For this question use annex 050-2496A) Which airport. what intensity of turbulence and icing is forecast at FL 200 ?'' A. Moderate turbulence. LEMD 182. LFPO C. Moderate turbulence. The competent aviation weather office will issue a SIGMET B. 20004KT 8000 SCT110 SCT250 22/08 Q1016 NOSIG = 183. Severe turbulence. ENFB D. at 1200 UTC. The competent aviation weather office will issue a SPECI D. LOWW D. severe icing 184. 23014KT 3000 +RA SCT008 OVC025 15/13 Q1004 NOSIG = B. 22020G36KT 1500 TSGR SCT004 BKN007 BKN025CB 18/13 Q1009 BECMG NSW = D.the-beuk.Meteorology by Beuk A. ESSA C. has the lowest probability of precipitation?'' A.

FL 220 B.Meteorology by Beuk A. FL 220 B. ETD 1600 UTC. ETA 2100 UTC. FL 140 188. ''(For this question use annex 050-2506A) What is the approximate height of the tropopause between Keflavik and Helsinki?'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-2505A) Flight Zurich to Rome. FL 350 C. 800 FT 190. FL 320 D. FL 360 187. FL 160 C. FL 280 186.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. What lowest cloud base is forecast for arrival at Amsterdam? TAF EHAM 281500Z 281601 14010KT 6000 -RA SCT025 BECMG 1618 12015G25KT SCT008 BKN013 TEMPO 1823 3000 RA BKN005 OVC010 BECMG 2301 25020KT 8000 NSW BKN020 ='' A.html (34 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .the-beuk. FL 300 D. FL 330 C. 250 FT C. 500 FT B. FL 150 D. 500 m D. FL 300 B. FL 340 C. ETA 1800 UTC. ''(For this question use annex 050-2504A) What is the optimum flight level between Rome and Paris according to the significant weather chart?'' A. At what flight level would you first expect to encounter clear air turbulence on the climb out from Zurich?'' A. FL 160 D. ''Flight from Bordeaux to Amsterdam. FL 360 189. FL 320 B. ''(For this question use annex 050-2509A) http://www.

C. 194. D. ''(For this question use annex 050-2513A) At what approximate flight level is the tropopause over Frankfurt?'' A. FL 300 193. FL 360 D. FL 200. FL 180 D. Position B. FL 330 C. Position D. moderate B. and what is the maximum height of the CB clouds?'' A. moderate 192.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. FL 280 B. Position C. light C. ''(For this question use annex 050-2510A) In what height range and at what intensity could you encounter turbulence in CAT area n°2?'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-2522A) http://www. FL 290. FL 300 C. ''(For this question use annex 050-2511A) At what flight level is the jet stream core that is situated over northern Scandinavia ?'' A. From below FL 130 to FL 270.Meteorology by Beuk You are flying from Munich to Amsterdam. FL 330 B.the-beuk. Which of the following flight levels would you choose in order to avoid turbulence and icing?'' A. light D. FL 240 195. FL 350 D. FL 270.html (35 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . FL 200. FL 320 C. Position A. B. ''(For this question use annex 050-2512A) At which position could you encounter thunderstorms. From FL 240 to FL 370. From FL 220 to FL 400. From FL 250 to FL 320. FL 260 B. FL 140 191.

Warm occlusion D.Meteorology by Beuk Select from the map the wind for the route Zurich . ''(For this question use annex 050-2541A) What name is given to the jet stream lying over North Africa (B) ?'' A. 160/90 196. -57°C 197. ''(For this question use annex 050-2539A) The front labelled ''Z'' is a:'' A. ''Flight Lisbon to Bordeaux. 040/60 D. ETA 1800 UTC. ''(For this question use annex 050-2529A) The temperature at FL 330 overhead London will be'' A. Warm front B. Cold front C. Light drizzle and fog D. At ETA Bordeaux what is the lowest quoted visibility http://www. Moderate snow showers 200. Cold occlusion 198. ETA 1800 UTC.London at FL 280. Polar front jet stream D. Sub-tropical jet stream B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. -39°C C. Equatorial jet stream C. Continuous moderate rain C. 250/80 C.the-beuk. Heavy rain showers B. Arctic jet stream 199. What type of precipitation is forecast on the approach to Bordeaux ? TAF LFBD 281400Z 281524 26015KT 9999 SHRA BKN020 TEMPO 1620 26020G30KT 8000 +SHRA BKN015CB PROB30 TSRA ='' A. -33°C D. ''Flight Lisbon to Bordeaux.'' A. 220/60 B. -45°C B.html (36 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .

10 or more km 201. 030/40 D. 25 kt C.the-beuk. 30 kt http://www. 8 NM C. 190/40 202. -23°C C. ISA -2°C C. ISA +13°C D. from the ICAO Standard Atmosphere overhead Frankfurt ?'' A.Meteorology by Beuk forecast ? TAF LFBD 281400Z 281524 26015KT 9999 SHRA BKN020 TEMPO 1620 26020G30KT 8000 +SHRA BKN015CB PROB30 TSRA ='' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-2545A) What wind is forecast at FL 390 over Paris ?'' A. -19°C B. -15°C D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. ''(For this question use annex 050-2548A) What is the temperature deviation in degrees Celsius.html (37 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 10 NM D. 240/20 C. 210/40 B. ''(For this question use annex 050-2549A) What is the speed of the front located over France ?'' A. ISA +2°C 204. -25°C 203. 8 km B. 10 kt D. ''(For this question use annex 050-2547A) What is the average temperature at FL 160 between Oslo and Paris ?'' A. 15 kt B. ISA -13°C B.

ETA 2100 UTC. Scattered castellanus 209. At ETA Amsterdam what surface wind is forecast ? TAF EHAM 281500Z 281601 14010KT 6000 -RA SCT025 BECMG 1618 12015G25KT SCT008 BKN013 TEMPO 1823 3000 RA BKN005 OVC010 BECMG 2301 25020KT 8000 NSW BKN020 ='' A. 140° / 10 kt C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 5 km C.Meteorology by Beuk 205. 6 km 208. What is the direction and maximum speed of the jet stream affecting the route between Munich and London ?'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-2550A) Flight Munich to London. ''Flight from Bordeaux to Amsterdam. What is the minimum visibility forecast for ETA Amsterdam ? TAF EHAM 281500Z 281601 14010KT 6000 -RA SCT025 BECMG 1618 12015G25KT SCT008 BKN013 TEMPO 1823 3000 RA BKN005 OVC010 BECMG 2301 25020KT 8000 NSW BKN020 ='' A. ''Flight from Bordeaux to Amsterdam. ''(For this question use annex 050-2554A) Flight Shannon to London. Overcast nimbo layered cumulonimbus C. 3 km B. what amount and general type of cloud would you expect at FL 160 ?'' A.html (38 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Mainly 5 to 8 oktas of stratiform cloud in layers http://www. 050° / 120 kt D.the-beuk. 230° / 120 m/sec 206. 300° / 15 kt maximum wind 25 kt D. 050° / 120 km/h C. 120° / 15 kt gusts 25 kt B. Scattered towering cumulus D. ETA 2100 UTC. What amount and type of cloud is forecast for the eastern sector of the route between Shannon and London at FL 220 ?'' A. 220° / 120 kt B. 250° / 20 kt 207. ''(For this question use annex 050-2555A) Over Amsterdam. Individual cumulonimbus B. 5 NM D.

-16°C D. C. 9790 FT. -28°C 212. 8590 FT. -20°C C. if any. 213.html (39 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 5 to 8 oktas B. QFE is smaller than QNH. What is the true altitude of FL 100?'' A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. What is the relationship. ''(For this question use annex 050-2558A) What OAT would you expect at FL 200 over Geneva ?'' A. C. ''(For this question use annex 050-2556A) To what extent is Munich covered by clouds ?'' A. 10210 FT. B. Highest value of QNH and the highest positive temperature deviation from ISA D. http://www. 5 to 7 oktas towering cumuliform cloud and with moderate turbulence 210. ''The QNH of an airport at sea level is 983 hPa and the temperature deviation from ISA is -15°C below FL 100. C. D.Meteorology by Beuk B. B. 1 to 4 oktas C. Isolated cumulonimbus only D.the-beuk. B. 3 to 5 oktas 211. 11410 FT. QFE equals QNH. QFE is greater than QNH. Lowest value of QNH and the lowest negative temperature deviation from ISA 214. Highest value of QNH and the highest negative temperature deviation from ISA. What information is required to convert a minimum safe altitude into a lowest usable flight level? A. -24°C B. Lowest value of QNH and the highest negative temperature deviation from ISA. 5 to 7 oktas D. 4 oktas broken cumulus C. between QFE and QNH at an airport situated 50 FT below sea level? A.

1200 FT.html (40 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .2 hPa) read? A. No clear relationship exists. 219. the air at Marseille is warmer than that at Palma de Mallorca. and need to be tested. 220. C. B. kt. 1105 FT. B. B. C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The reason for this is that: A. 13830 FT. the air at Marseille is colder than that at Palma de Mallorca. m/100 FT.the-beuk. the altimeters are erroneous. July to November. An aircraft lands at an airport (airport elevation 1240 FT. 16230 FT. D. The air is on an average 15°C colder than ISA. The altimeter will indicate: A. During a flight at FL 100 from Marseille (QNH 1012 hPa) to Palma de Mallorca (QNH 1015 hPa). What units are used to report vertical wind shear? A. kt/100 FT. 15690 FT. At what time of the year are typhoons most likely to occur over the southern islands of Japan? A. Which of the following weather reports is a warning of conditions that could be potentially http://www. What approximate indication should the altimeter (setting 1013. D. m/sec.Meteorology by Beuk D. C. January to May. C. B. September to January. the pressure at sea level is 1003 hPa. 218. 215. D. D. May to July. You plan a flight over a mountain range at a true altitude of 15000 FT/AMSL. one of the two QNH values may be incorrect. B. 1375 FT. QNH 1008 hPa). 216. 1280 FT. 14370 FT. D. C. The altimeter is set to 1013 hPa. an aircraft remains at a constant true altitude. 217.

After landing at an aerodrome (aerodrome elevation 1715 FT). Clear ice on the runways of an aerodrome. according to the aviation chart. 15000 FT/AMSL. SIGMET. D. 221. Severe mountain waves. ISA +20°C D. 1028 hPa. ISA +12°C 225. C. 998 hPa. and your true altitude is 12000 FT. What is the QNH at this aerodrome? A. B.2 hPa) ? A. The recommended minimum flight altitude is. 13830 FT.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. ATIS. The air mass that you will fly through is on average 15°C warmer than the standard atmosphere. 1013 hPa. D. In which of the following circumstances is a SIGMET issued ? A.html (41 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . B. 223. Fog or a thunderstorm at an aerodrome. C. C. 222. 14100 FT. TAF. 224. You are flying at FL 130. C. The altimeter is set to the pressure value of 1013 hPa. ISA +/-0°C C. B. A sudden change in the weather conditions contained in the METAR. the altimeter indicates an altitude of 1310 FT. You intend to overfly a mountain range. D. SPECI. The altimeter is set to QNH (1023 hPa). 14370 FT. 1015 hPa. Rime ice forms through the freezing onto aircraft surfaces of http://www. At what altimeter reading will you effectively be at the recommended minimum flight altitude? A. ISA -20°C B. B.Meteorology by Beuk hazardous to aircraft in flight ? A. What is the temperature deviation from that of the standard atmosphere at FL 130 (QNH 1013. D. 15900 FT.the-beuk.

then decreases. 30000 FT. An aircraft is flying through the polar front jet stream from south to north. 229. How would the OAT change. during this portion of the flight? A. C. 228. 1/10 D. It remains constant. B. 1/1 C. 20000 FT . C. It increases. D. B. small supercooled water drops. snow. beneath the core. He continues to fly at the same altitude. 50000 FT. B. What is the average height of the arctic jet stream core? A. 1/1000 http://www. C. Arctic jet stream. It first increases. B. large supercooled water drops. D. Polar front jet stream.html (42 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . D. He ascends to the cold air layer above. D. water vapour. C. He descends to the warm air layer below. He turns back before the aircraft loses manoeuvrability. nor land? A. Equatorial jet stream. How does a pilot react to heavy freezing rain at 2000 FT/AGL. ''(For this question use annex 050-3017A) What name is given to the jet stream lying across India (A) ?'' A. 227. It decreases. 230.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. D. Sub-tropical jet stream. 1/100 B. B.Meteorology by Beuk A. C. What is the approximate ratio between height and width for a jet stream cross section? A. 40000 FT. when he is unable to deice.the-beuk. 226. in the northern hemisphere.

because. The equatorial jet stream. 232. ''Does the following report make sense? METAR LSZH 182320Z VRB02KT 5000 MIFG 02/02 Q1015 NOSIG'' A. 20000 FT. at FL 400 in the southern hemisphere. in temperature will be experienced ? A. 235. with a temperature of 2°C and a dew point of 2°C there must be uniform fog.the-beuk.html (43 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . C. because shallow fog is defined as a thin layer of fog below eye level. because shallow fog is not reported when the visibility is more than 2 km. not possible. over the northern hemisphere? A. not unusual in polar regions. The report is nonsense. The subtropical jet stream. B. possible but a very rare phenomenon. C. The report would never be seen. D. B. Which jet stream blows all year round. above the polar front jet stream. B. The report is not possible. a common occurrence. D. 30000 FT. It decreases and then increases. The polar night jet stream.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. It decreases. 40000 FT. 236. B. because it is impossible to observe a visibility of 5 km if shallow fog is reported.Meteorology by Beuk 231. D. if any. The report is possible. It increases. What is the average height of the jet core within a polar front jet stream? A. 234. D. B. What change. The arctic jet stream. C. 233. A wind speed of 350 kt within a jet stream core should be world-wide regarded as: A. C. An aircraft is flying from south to north. It stays the same. ''You receive the following METAR: http://www. C. D. 50000 FT.

temperature 2°C. 300 m. temperature -2°C. visibility 400 m. LFPG C. RVR 400 m. wind 160° at 3 kt. EKCH 240. B. the outside temperature is increasing. Doldrums. RVR for runway 14 1500 m.the-beuk. headwind. variable winds. While crossing. D. dew point -2°C. visibility increasing in the next 2 hours to 2000 m.html (44 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . B. 238. freezing fog. RVR for runway 16 1000 m with no distinct tendency. QNH 1026 hPa. tailwind. because the ''NOSIG'' does not refer to RVR. ''(For this question use annex 050-3030A) To which aerodrome is the following TAF most applicable ? TAF 230900Z 231019 24014KT 6000 SCT030 BKN100 TEMPO 1113 25020G38KT 2500 +TSRA SCT008 BKN025CB BECMG 1315 28012KT 9999 SCT025 TEMPO 1517 5000 SHRA BKN020 BECMG 1719 27008KT 9999 SCT030'' A. C. Visibility 1000 m. B. freezing level at 300 m. vertical visibility 300 m. 700 m. 237. The prevailing wind is A. D. Visibility 400 m. RVR for runway 16 1000 m with no distinct tendency. from the left. 239. 900 m.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. C. An aircraft over Western Europe is crossing a jet stream 2500 FT below its core at right angles. LOWW B. from the right B. LEMD D. ''Which of the four answers is a correct interpretation of data from the following METAR ? LSZH 050820Z 16003KT 0400 R14/P1500 R16/1000 FZFG VV003 M02/M02 Q1026 BECMG 2000 BR ='' A. What name is given to the low level wind system between the subtropical high pressure belt and the equatorial trough of low pressure (ITCZ) ? A. D.Meteorology by Beuk LSGG 120750Z 00000KT 0300 R05/0700N FG VV001 M02/M02 Q1014 NOSIG = What will be the RVR at 0900 UTC?'' A. C. http://www. Trade winds. The RVR is unknown.

the-beuk. B. 100 kt. 900hPa 220/20kt 800hPa 220/25kt 700hPa 230/35kt 500hPa 260/60kt 400hPa 280/85kt 300hPa 300/100kt 250hPa 310/120kt 200hPa 310/80kt Which system is the jet stream associated with?'' A. D. ''In the weather briefing room during the pre-flight phase of a passenger flight from Zurich to http://www. Where is the most dangerous zone in a tropical revolving storm? A. With an easterly wave. C. On the tropical air side of the core. 60 kt. In which zone of a polar front jet stream is the strongest CAT to be expected ? A. Anywhere in the eye. 50 kt. B. D. 70 kt. C.html (45 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 242. 241. Exactly in the centre of the core. What is the minimum speed for a wind to be classified as a jet stream? A. C. About 12000 FT above the core. In the centre of the eye. D. Westerly winds. On the polar air side of the core. With a ITCZ. B. About 600 km away from the eye. ''A wind sounding in the region of a polar front jet stream gives the following wind profile (Northern hemisphere). B. Monsoon. With a cold front. D. 244. 243. In the wall of clouds around the eye.Meteorology by Beuk C. 245. C. With a warm front.

You show no further interest in these reports. D. What wind conditions can you expect? A. B. http://www. D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Light winds diagonal to the route. Owing to these reports and taking into account the presence of heavy thunderstorms at planned FL 310 you select a higher flight level (FL 370). C. Equatorial jet stream / arctic jet stream. you examine the following weather reports of pressing importance at the time: EISN SIGMET 2 VALID 140800/141100 EINNSHANNON FIR LOC SEV TURB FCST BLW FL050 S OF N53 WKN LIMM SIGMET 2 VALID 140900/141500 LIMMMILANO UIR MOD TO SEV CAT FCST FL250/430 STNR NC EGTT SIGMET 1 VALID 140800/141200 EGRBLONDON FIR/UIR EMBD TS FCST BTN N52 AND N54 E OF E002 TOP FL300 MOV E WKN Which decision is correct?'' A. B. C. Arctic jet stream / subtropical jet stream. C. since they do not concern the route to be flown. C. D. Subtropical jet stream / polar front jet stream.the-beuk. 248. What is the most significant difference between an equatorial jet stream and all the other jet streams ? A. D.100°E).Meteorology by Beuk Rome. Tailwinds. Strong northerly winds. Headwinds. In the month of August you prepare a flight (cruising level FL 370) from Bombay (19°N . Horizontal dimension. Vertical dimension.73°E) to Bangkok (13°N . Wind direction. 247. Which of the following types of jet streams can be observed all year round? A. Equatorial jet stream / polar front jet stream. Wind speed. 246.html (46 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Because of the expected turbulence you select a flight level below FL 250. You cancel the flight since the expected dangerous weather conditions along the route would demand too much of the passengers. B. B.

Latent heat released from condensing water vapour. RVR less than 100 m. B. C. Between 500 m and 2000 m. ''Refer to the following TAF extract: BECMG 1821 2000 BR BKN004 BECMG 2124 0500 FG VV001 What visibility is forecast for 2400 UTC?'' A. Vertical visibility 100 m. 252. What is the main energy source of a tropical revolving storm? A. of the low water temperature. AC lenticularis. Halo. Which of the following meteorological phenomenon indicates upper level instability which may lead to thunderstorm development ? A. B.Meteorology by Beuk 249. C. D. 500 m. Isolated thunderstorms of a local nature are generally caused by http://www. The equatorial jet stream. of the strong southeast wind. AC castellanus. C. B. Temperature difference between equatorial low pressure trough and subtropical high pressure belt. 253.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. B. 254. 251. Cold air advancing from temperate latitudes. D. Between 0 m and 1000 m. 2000 m. D. Red cirrus.html (47 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . the southeast trade winds cross over into the northern hemisphere. D. B. D. C. C. RVR greater than 100 m. 250.the-beuk. ''Refer to the following TAF extract: BECMG 1821 2000 BR BKN004 BECMG 2124 0500 FG VV001 What does the abbreviation ''VV001'' mean?'' A. Vertical visibility 100 FT. there is no coriolis force present. Tropical revolving storms do not occur in the southeast Pacific and the south Atlantic because A.

In spite of moderate gust you decide to continue the flight. D. Thunderstorms formed by lifting processes. 30 minutes. B. C. A METAR signifies the actual weather report at an aerodrome and is generally issued in half-hourly intervals. 256. Increase the speed / try to climb above the zone of convective currents if aircraft performance parameters allow. Orographic thunderstorms. Increase the speed / try to descend below the zone of convective currents.html (48 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Thermal thunderstorms. 255.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. A METAR is a flight forecast. B. Decrease the speed / try to descend below the zone of convective currents. http://www. C. C. at temperate latitudes. A zone of strong convection currents is encountered during a flight. D. may hail be expected in connection with a CB? A. 259.the-beuk. A METAR is a landing forecast added to the actual weather report as a brief prognostic report. 258. D. From the ground up to about FL 100. What are your precautionary measures? A.Meteorology by Beuk A. issued by the meteorological station several times daily. 257. 9 hours. thermal triggering. B. Which thunderstorms move forward the fastest? A. D. Frontal thunderstorms. At which altitude. frontal occlusion. 1 hour. Decrease the speed / try to climb above the zone of convective currents if aircraft performance parameters allow. B. From the ground up to a maximum of FL 450. D. frontal lifting (cold front). What does the term METAR signify? A. 2 hours. From the ground up to about FL 200. C. B. A METAR is a warning of dangerous meteorological conditions within a FIR. How long from the time of observation is a TREND in a METAR valid? A. frontal lifting (warm front). C. B. C.

the-beuk.4 oktas. 264. A warning of meteorological dangers at an aerodrome. A small low pressure system where the wind circulates with very high speeds. C. ''Refer to the following TAF extract: BECMG 1821 2000 BR BKN004 BECMG 2124 0500 FG VV001 What does the abbreviation ''BKN004'' mean?'' A. C. http://www. Probability of 30%. ceiling 400 m. A routine aerodrome weather report issued every 3 hours.7 oktas. An extremely strong wind gust in a tropical revolving storm. ''Refer to the following TAF extract. B. 263. ceiling 400 FT.Meteorology by Beuk D. Conditions will last for at least 30 minutes. C. A concentrated downdraft with high speeds and a lower temperature than the surrounding air. D. A special aerodrome weather report. B. The new conditions are achieved between 1800 and 2100 UTC B.8 oktas. ''Refer to the following TAF extract: BECMG 1821 2000 BR BKN004 BECMG 2124 0500 FG VV001 What does the ''BECMG'' data indicate for the 18 to 21 hour time frame?'' A.html (49 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 261. issued only when required. ceiling 400 m. 1 . 4 . Many long term changes in the original weather. D. The cloud ceiling should lift to 3000 FT. An aerodrome forecast issued every 9 hours. B. issued when a significant change of the weather conditions have been observed. A quick change to new conditions between 1800 and 1900 UTC. 1 . From the base of the clouds up to about FL 200. ceiling 400 FT. D. C. 262.4 oktas. What is a SPECI? A. A concentrated downdraft with high speeds and a higher temperature than the surrounding air. BECMG 1821 2000 BR BKN004 PROB30 TEMPO 2124 0500 FG VV001 What does the abbreviation ''PROB30'' mean?'' A. 260. D. 5 . What is a downburst? A. Many short term changes in the original weather.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. C. B.

1 to 2 hours. you will have the instruments tested after landing. Just below the cold-air tropopause. You assume the front associated with the jet stream to be very weak with practically no temperature difference between the two air masses. How long does a typical microburst last? A. January until April. In March.html (50 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . B. B. 265. While crossing. B.the-beuk.Meteorology by Beuk D. At about what geographical latitude as average is assumed for the zone of prevailing westerlies? http://www. D. 268. April until July. 269. in spite of a strong wind of 120 kt. since normally no large temperature differences are possible at these heights.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 1 to 5 minutes. C. Where. July until November. you notice the temperature barely changes. C. Which of the following statements is correct ? A. Change expected in less than 30 minutes. 266. is the core of the polar front jet stream to be found? A. In the polar air mass. C. The Hurricane season is mainly from A. D. This phenomenon does not surprise you at all. In December. In the tropical air mass. D. In October. D. In June. B. D. You cross a jet stream in horizontal flight at approximately right angles. 270. October until January. as a general rule. C. Less than 1 minute. B. This phenomenon is absolutely normal as you are crossing the jet core. About 30 minutes. Just above the warm-air tropopause. C. Since the result of such readings seems impossible. 267. In which month does the humid monsoon in India start? A.

The wind components correspond to the seasonal change of the regional wind system. also operating at FL 370. A subtropical jet stream followed by a polar front jet stream. adverse wind conditions. C. In January the same flights. C. What is normally the most effective measure to reduce or avoid CAT effects? A. D. Decrease of speed.Meteorology by Beuk A. D. A tailwind. C. Which area of a polar front jet stream in the northern hemisphere has the highest probability of turbulence? A. Looking downstream. 273. A polar front jet stream followed by a subtropical jet stream and later. The flights during the summer encountered. the area to the left of the core. favourable conditions. The flights happen to be in the area of the polar front jet stream. 50°N. B. Change of course. B. 272. by chance. what would be the prevailing wind? A. 275. Change of flight level. 80°N. 274. D.100°E) to Karachi (25°N . 30°N. What jet streams are likely to be crossed during a flight from Stockholm to Rio de Janeiro (23°S) at FL 350 in July ? A.the-beuk. 271. Crosswind from the left B. During July flights from Bangkok (13°N . B. What is the reason for this difference? A. Crosswind from the right C. very unusual. by chance. The flights in January encountered. While crossing a jet stream at right angles in Western Europe (3000 FT below its core) and OAT is decreasing. A polar front jet stream followed by one or two subtropical jet streams. Increase of speed. One subtropical jet stream.67°E) experience an average tailwind component of 22 kt. http://www. B.html (51 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . have an average headwind of 50 kt. C. 10°N. D. very unusual. A headwind.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. a second polar front jet stream. D.

276. In an air mass with no clouds the surface temperature is 15°C and the temperature at 1000 m/AGL is 13°C. ''Atmospheric soundings give the following temperature profile: 3000 FT +15°C 6000 FT +8°C 10000 FT +1°C 14000 FT -6°C 18000 FT -14°C 24000 FT -26°C At which of the following flight levels is the risk for aircraft icing.the-beuk. ''On the approach. stable B. C. the area to the right of the core. C. The freezing level is at 3000 FT/AGL.html (52 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Yes. the clouds are due to an inversion caused by warm air sliding up and over an inclined front. a layer of heavy turbulence D. No.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 8 km D. flights clear of cloud experience no icing. Above the core in the boundary between warm and cold air. 278. In the core of the jet stream. No. B. absolutely no icing will occur. D. This layer of air is: A. Half the mass of the atmosphere is found in the first A. Looking downstream. FL 180 D. 5 km B. the surface temperature is given as -5°C. 3 km C. 11 km http://www. between ground level and 3000 FT/AGL. FL 150 B. FL 220 277. there is a solid cloud layer from which rain is falling. but only between 3000 and 4000 FT/AGL. FL 80 C. Yes. D. unstable C. conditionally unstable 279. Would you expect icing?'' A. in cloud.Meteorology by Beuk B. greatest?'' A. At 4000 FT/AGL. According to the weather briefing.

The surface wind usually has its direction parallel to the front B. 284. as condensation gives out heat. How are the air masses distributed in a cold occlusion ? A. increases at first and decreases afterward 282. The coldest air in front of and the warm air behind the occlusion. The coldest air mass behind and the less cold air in front of the occlusion. the same rate as if the air mass were dry. C. decreases with altitude C. 283. as evaporation absorbs heat. The coldest air in front of and the less cold air is behind the occlusion. the less cold air is above ground level.html (53 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . rotation of the earth D. What characterizes a stationary front ? A. a lower rate than in dry air. The most likely reason for radiation fog to dissipate or become low stratus is: http://www. D. increases with altitude D. The surface wind usually has its direction perpendicular to the front C. latitude B. B. In the lower part of the stratosphere the temperature A. is almost constant B. D. B. the less cold air mass is above ground level.the-beuk. The thickness of the troposphere varies with A. C.Meteorology by Beuk 280. a higher rate than in dry air. the wind 281. a lower rate than in dry air. The coldest air behind and the warm air in front of the occlusion. as it gives up latent evaporation heat. The warm air moves at approximately half the speed of the cold air D. the warm air mass is above ground level. The weather conditions that it originates is a combination between those of an intense cold front and those of a warm and very active front 285. the warm air mass is above ground level. longitude C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. If a saturated air mass descends down a slope its temperature increases at A.

From the right and slightly on the tail D. centrifugal force is added to the pressure gradient B.Meteorology by Beuk A. What direction. C. The geostrophic wind is greater than the gradient wind around a low pressure system because the A. centrifugal force is added to the pressure gradient C. From the right and slightly on the nose C. D. an increasingly stable atmosphere. advection fog only on the sea. C. in front of the warm front http://www. Radiation fog forms due to night cooling and advection fog due to daytime cooling. centrifugal force opposes the pressure gradient B. 290. B. Frontal depressions can be assumed to move in the direction of the 2000 feet wind A.the-beuk. Radiation fog forms due to surface cooling at night in a light wind. surface cooling. effect of coriolis is added to friction D. Advection fog is formed by evaporation over the sea. 286. does the wind come from ? A. From the left and slightly on the nose B. D. B. Radiation fog forms only on the ground. The geostrophic wind is less than the gradient wind around an anticyclone because the A. a low level temperature inversion. centrifugal force opposes the pressure gradient C. An aircraft is flying in the southern hemisphere at low altitude (less than 2000 feet) and going directly away from a centre of low pressure. From the left and slightly on the tail 289. coriolis force opposes to the centrifugal force 287. What is the difference between radiation fog and advection fog ? A. coriolis effect opposes the centrifugal force 288. increasing surface wind speed. in the warm sector B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Advection fog forms when warm humid air flows over a cold surface. relative to the aircraft. coriolis force is added to the pressure gradient D.html (54 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Radiation fog is formed by surface cooling in a calm wind.

The pressure at field elevation B. D. The precipitation stops for several hours within the warm sector. What pressure is defined as QFE? A. 293. The pressure reduced to sea level using actual temperatures D. On the arrival of the cold front. Rain or snow on the passage of the cold front.html (55 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Rain or snow during about 12 hours until the warm front arrives. Within the warm sector the rain increases. showers within a couple of hours. What types of cloud will you meet flying towards a warm front ? A. What characteristic is associated with a temperature inversion ? A. Improvement on the passage of the cold front. At some 800 km CS. Showers during some 2 hours until the warm front arrives. Stability B. turbulence is formed and pressure increases D. The pressure reduced to sea level using ISA temperatures 295. At some 100 km from the front NS begin C. at the apex of the wave 291. At some 500 km AS. At some 500 km from the front.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. the pressure gradient increases C.the-beuk. A frontal depression passes through the airport. behind the cold front D. groups of CB. Instability C. B. later AS. Clear ice D. C.Meteorology by Beuk C. In the lower layers of the atmosphere due to friction the wind changes direction towards the low pressure area because: A. later CS and at some 80 km before the front CB D. Continuous rain or snow during 6 hours until the warm front arrives. wind speed decreases and therefore coriolis force decreases B. Continuous rain or snow while the frontal wave passes for a period of some 24 hours. The pressure of the altimeter C. Drizzle in the warm sector within 12 hours. and at some 300 km NS until the front B. Area of active storms 294. Extensive areas of fog. What form of precipitation do you expect ? A. turbulence is formed and pressure decreases http://www. later at some 250 km thickening AS 292.

at a determined density altitude 298. 78 % nitrogen.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. calm or light winds. 9 % nitrogen. at flight level C. 40 % nitrogen. Stratocumulus C. At first it increases and higher up it decreases D. The most frequent wind direction in a valley caused by thermal effects is toward the: A. The isobars drawn on a surface weather chart represent lines of equal pressure A. Nimbostratus http://www. and the rest other gasses 300. Precipitation which is lifted by the action of moderate winds striking the range 299. Decreases B. at height of observatory D. and the rest other gasses C. valley during daylight hours. D. Humid stable air mass. B. Clear skies. 89 % nitrogen. 88 % oxygen.html (56 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . B. Which cloud type may indicate the presence of severe turbulence ? A. C. valley during daylight as much as at night. 50 % oxygen. wind blowing towards the hills. mountain during daylight hours. 10 % oxygen. mountain at night. Cirrocumulus D. 21 % oxygen. 297. and the rest other gasses D.Meteorology by Beuk 296. Remains constant 301. Altocumulus lenticularis B. Increases C. What is the approximate composition of the dry air by volume in the troposphere ? A. and the rest other gasses B. reduced to sea level B. What conditions are most likely to lead to the formation of hill fog? A. High relative humidity and an unstable air mass C.the-beuk. with relatively low humidity D. How does temperature vary with increasing altitude in the ICAO standard atmosphere below the tropopause? A.

Meteorology by Beuk 302. A jet stream is forecast to be at FL 310. dust or haze at high level C. The shortest way to get out of this turbulence is by: A. D. What causes surface winds to flow across the isobars at an angle rather than parallel to the isobars ? http://www. Climbing C. B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Pressure altitude the same as indicated altitude. Turn right D. Unstable air at mountain top altitude and a wind at least 20 knots blowing across the mountain ridge. Moist unstable air at mountain top and wind of less than 5 knots blowing across the mountain ridge. An aircraft is approaching a cold front from the warm air mass side at FL 270 and experiencing moderate to severe turbulence. Maintain FL 270 305. north and speed increases 307. 303. Descending B. north and speed decreases C. Which of the following conditions are most favourable to the formation of mountain waves ? A. south and speed increases B. D. B. C. Air temperature lower than standard. During the winter months in mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere. Which of the following conditions would cause the altimeter to indicate a lower altitude than that actually flown ? A.the-beuk. a constant outside air temperature D. The jetstream and associated clear air turbulence can sometimes be visually identified in flight by A.html (57 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . long streaks of cirrus clouds. a high-pressure centre at high level 306. 304. Atmospheric pressure lower than standard C. Either stable or unstable air at mountain top and a wind of at least 30 knots blowing parallel to the mountain ridge. south and speed decreases D. the polar front jet stream moves toward the A. Air temperature higher than standard B. Stable air at mountain top altitude and a wind at least 20 knots blowing across the mountain ridge.

5000 feet D.the-beuk. Radiation fog C. what are two other requirements necessary for thunderstorm formation ? A. Stable conditions and low atmospheric pressure D. 9000 feet C. D. What prevents air from flowing directly from high-pressure areas to low-pressure areas ? A. at which altitude is the probability of freezing rain the lowest ? A.5 km and a maximum of 5 km. a minimum of 1.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Surface friction B. not less than 1. a maximum 5 km. In addition to a lifting action. Advection fog B. Greater density of the air at the surface D. 3000 feet 311.5 km but could be in excess of 10 km. more than 10 km 312. Stable conditions and high moisture content C.Meteorology by Beuk A. ''From the following TAF you can assume that visibility at 2055Z in Birmingham (EGBB) will be: EGBB 261000Z 261812 28015G25KT 9999 SCT025 TEMPO 1822 29018G35KT 5000 SHRASN BKN010CB PROB30 TEMPO 1821 1500 TSGR BKN008CB BECMG 2224 26010KT'' A. Coriolis force C. Coriolis force http://www. Steam fog D.html (58 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . C. Unstable conditions and high moisture content B. Unstable conditions and high atmospheric pressure 310. If you have to fly through a warm front when freezing level is at 10000 feet in the warm air and at 2000 feet in the cold air. Greater atmospheric pressure at the surface 308. Frontal fog 309. Which type of fog is likely to form when air having temperature of 15°C and dew point of 12°C blows at 10 knots over a sea surface having temperatures of 5°C ? A. B. 12000 feet B.

D. Surface winds flow perpendicular to the isobars. C. dissipating stage. Snow. Continuous updraughts occur in a thunderstorm during the A.and low-pressure systems that are shown on a surface weather chart. Katabatic force D. B. Select the true statement concerning isobars and wind flow patterns around high. In which environment is aircraft structural ice most likely to have the highest rate of accretion ? A. Cirrus clouds. initial stage. with calm or light wind conditions ? A. Stratus clouds.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. When the isobars are close together. When the isobars are far apart. Isobars connect contour lines of equal temperature. period in which precipitation is falling. C. there are thunderstorms in the area D. The pressure gradient force 313.html (59 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . D. Advection. C. Radiation. 316. freezing rain occurs at a higher altitude B. the pressure gradient force is greater and wind velocities are stronger. crest of standing waves may be marked by stationary lenticular clouds.the-beuk. a cold front has passed C. A. Orographic. B. a warm front has passed 317. http://www.Meteorology by Beuk B. Freezing rain. mature stage. Steam. D. Surface friction C. 314. D. C. What type of fog is most likely to form over flat land during a clear night. 315. B. B. The presence of ice pellets at the surface is evidence that A.

D.Meteorology by Beuk 318. stability of the air D. clear ice. 0°C http://www. light wind. convection and snow showers B. -4°C B. hoar frost.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.the-beuk. Thunderstorms reach their greatest intensity during the A. Lower stratosphere C. Ozone layer 323. height of the aircraft C. The degree of clear air turbulence experienced by an aircraft is proportional to the A. C. strong wind with subsidence at low levels D. B. Troposphere B. Which layer of the atmosphere contains more than 90 per cent of all water vapour? A. In an intense trough of low pressure over Iceland during wintertime the weather likely to be experienced is: A. B. -6°C C. cumulus stage. Upper stratosphere D. good visibility and a high cloud ceiling C. dry ice.html (60 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . intensity of vertical and horizontal wind shear B. intensity of the solar radiation 321. The most dangerous form of airframe icing is A. period in which precipitation is not falling. 320. C. rime ice. 319. D. strong wind shear. strong wind associated with an almost clear sky 322. dissipating stage. The temperature at FL 80 is +6°C. mature stage. What will the temperature be at FL 130 if the ICAO standard lapse rate is applied ? A.

0°C D. 20°C below standard 328. +4°C C. -8°C B.Meteorology by Beuk D. Within +/-5°C of ISA D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.html (61 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . What will the temperature be at FL 90 if the ICAO standard lapse rate is applied ? A. How would you characterise an air temperature of -55°C at the 200 hPa level over western Europe? http://www. The temperature at FL 110 is -5°C. -3°C 325.the-beuk. Very low 329. A temperature of +15°C is recorded at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level. +4°C 326. -2°C 327. +7°C B. +3°C C. How would you characterise an air temperature of -15°C at the 700 hPa level over western Europe? A. 2500 metres above sea level? A. 0°C D. How would you characterise an air temperature of -30°C at the 300 hPa level over western Europe? A. what will the temperature be at the summit of a mountain. -4°C C. 0°C D. Low D. The temperature at FL 160 is -22°C. If the vertical temperature gradient is that of a standard atmosphere. What will the temperature be at FL 50 if the ICAO standard lapse rate is applied ? A. +2°C B. Within +/-5°C of ISA C. +2°C 324. High B. High C. Low B.

What is the technical term for an increase in temperature with altitude? A. FL 100 D. QNH D. FL 300 D. The station pressure used in surface weather charts is A. FL 50 333.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Very high 330. FL 390 C. Which FL corresponds with the 850 hPa pressure level ? http://www. Which FL corresponds with the 700 hPa pressure level ? A. QNE 332.the-beuk. FL 390 335. High C. FL 180 C. QFF B. FL 180 B. FL 300 B. FL 390 334. Low D. Which FL corresponds with the 300 hPa pressure level ? A.Meteorology by Beuk A. FL 160 C. FL 100 B. Adiabatic D. Subsidence C. Which FL corresponds with the 500 hPa pressure level ? A. Advection 331. FL 100 D. Inversion B.html (62 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . QFE C. Within +/-5°C of ISA B.

It is not possible to give a definitive answer 338.the-beuk. What is the QNH? A. It is not possible to give a definitive answer 337. 1022 hPa http://www. It is not possible to give a definitive answer 339. FL 390 336. More than 1022 hPa C. What is the QFF? A. The air temperature is 10°C higher than a standard atmosphere. What is the QFF? A. The air temperature is not available. Less than 1016 hPa B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 1016 hPa C. More than 1016 hPa C. Less than 1022 hPa 340. What is the QNH? A. The air temperature is not available. More than 1009 hPa B. 1009 hPa C. It is not possible to give a definitive answer B. What is the QFF? A. The QNH at an airfield located 200 metres above sea level is 1009 hPa.html (63 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . The QNH at an airfield located 200 metres above sea level is 1022 hPa. 1016 hPa D. The QFF at an airfield located 400 metres above sea level is 1016 hPa. FL 300 D. FL100 C. Less than 1016 hPa D. Less than 1009 hPa D. The air temperature is 10°C lower than a standard atmosphere. The air temperature is 10°C lower than a standard atmosphere. The QFF at an airfield located 400 metres above sea level is 1016 hPa.Meteorology by Beuk A. 1022 hPa D. The QNH at an airfield located 0 metres above sea level is 1022 hPa. FL 50 B. More than 1016 hPa B.

1000 hPa D. It is not possible to give a definitive answer 343. 1000 hPa C. what is the approximate QNH ? A. 990 hPa D. More than 1018 hPa B. 1030 hPa D. It is not possible to give a definitive answer 341. It is not possible to give a definitive answer 342. What is the QFF? A. The QNH at an airfield in California located 69 metres below sea level is 1018 hPa. 1018 hPa D. 995 hPa C. The QFF at an airfield in California located 69 metres below sea level is 1030 hPa. If the QFE at Locarno (200 metres above sea level) is 1000 hPa. If the QNH at Locarno (200 metres above sea level) is 1015 hPa. what is the approximate QFE? A. 1005 hPa B. Less than 1022 hPa C. If the QNH at Locarno (200 metres above sea level) is 1025 hPa. 985 hPa C. what is the approximate QNH? A. Less than 1018 hPa C. What is the QNH? A.Meteorology by Beuk B. 1015 hPa D. what is the approximate QFE? http://www. More than 1022 hPa D. 1025 hPa B. 1005 hPa 346. 1035 hPa 345. The air temperature is 10°C higher than a standard atmosphere.html (64 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 990 hPa B. Less than 1030 hPa C.the-beuk. More than 1030 hPa B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 1010 hPa 344. If the QFE at Locarno (200 metres above sea level) is 980 hPa. The air temperature is 10°C lower than a standard atmosphere.

None. what is the outside temperature likely to be? A. 995 hPa C. FL 110 B. 1025 hPa 347. +15°C C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. -10°C D. -30°C B. -15°C 348. -15°C 349. If you are flying at FL 120 and the outside temperature is -2°C. +5°C B. 1005 hPa D. what is the outside temperature likely to be? A. If you are flying at FL 100 in an air mass that is 10°C warmer than a standard atmosphere. An aircraft flying at FL 100 from Marseille (QNH 1012 hPa) to Palma de Mallorca (QNH 1006 hPa) experiences no change to true altitude. -45°C C. -60°C D. During a flight over the sea at FL 100 from Marseille (QNH 1012 hPa) to Palma de Mallorca (QNH 1012 hPa). the true altitude is constantly increasing. should be taken ? A. the altimeters are erroneous. the air at Palma de Mallorca is colder than that at Marseille C. FL 150 D. at what altitude will the ''freezing level'' be? A. FL 130 C. What action. if any. 1000 hPa B.html (65 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .the-beuk. If you are flying at FL 300 in an air mass that is 15°C warmer than a standard atmosphere. the reason for the change is that the air around Palma is warmer than the air around Marseille http://www. the air at Palma de Mallorca is warmer than that at Marseille B. The reason for this is that: A. FL 90 350.Meteorology by Beuk A. and need to be tested D. one of the two QNH values may be incorrect 351.

can be gained about the air mass in which the aircraft is flying? A.the-beuk. if any. What assumption. Its average temperature is the same as ISA B. There is insufficient information to come to any conclusion 356. because its readings are obviously wrong C. local QNH is unknown. What is the probable reason for this ? A. It is colder than ISA C. Its average temperature is the same as ISA 355.Meteorology by Beuk B. the true altitude is constantly decreasing. can be made about the air mass in which the aircraft is flying ? A. It is warmer than ISA D. There is insufficient information to make any assumption 354. if any. It is warmer than ISA B.html (66 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . There is insufficient information to make any assumption B. Its average temperature is the same as ISA C. An aircraft is flying over the sea at FL 120. One of the QNH values must be wrong C. with a true altitude of 12000 feet. can be made about the air mass in which the aircraft is flying ? A. It is colder than ISA C. What assumption. if any. Have your altimeter checked.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. with a true altitude of 10000 feet. the true altitude is 13500 feet. The air at Marseille is warmer than that at Palma de Mallorca B. An aircraft is flying over the sea at FL 90. An aircraft is flying over the sea at FL 100. The altimeter is faulty D. It is warmer than ISA D. It is warmer than ISA D. It is colder than ISA http://www. local QNH is 1003 hPa. local QNH is 1019 hPa. What assumption. Compensate by heading further to the left 352. the true altitude is 9100 feet. if any. It is colder than ISA B. can be made about the air mass in which the aircraft is flying ? A. During a flight over the sea at FL 100 from Marseille (QNH 1016 hPa) to Palma de Mallorca (QNH 1016 hPa). local QNH is 1013 hPa. During a flight over the sea at FL 135. What information. The air at Palma de Mallorca is warmer than that at Marseille 353. Its average temperature is about ISA C. Recheck the QNH because one of the QNH values must be wrong D.

the-beuk. If the local QNH is 1023 hPa. A lower altitude than the elevation of the summit C. There is insufficient information to come to a conclusion 359.Meteorology by Beuk D. What reading will the aneroid altimeter give. A higher altitude than the elevation of the summit B. It will increase C. It will remain the same D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. During the flight. There is insufficient information to come to any conclusion 357. The same altitude as the elevation of the summit D. It will remain the same http://www. A lower altitude than the elevation of the summit B. the altimeter setting is adjusted at the transition altitude. It will increase C. a mountain is passed at an altitude of its summit. The regional QNH is 1013 hPa. It will remain the same D. The weather is fine. A higher altitude than the elevation of the summit C. It will decrease B. What reading will the aneroid altimeter give. the altimeter setting is adjusted at the transition altitude. An aircraft is flying over the Alps on a warm summer's day. The same altitude as the elevation of the summit D. and there is a high pressure system in the area. what will happen to the altimeter reading during the resetting procedure? A. what will happen to the altimeter reading during the resetting procedure ? A. compared to the elevation of the summit? A. It will decrease B. It is not possible to give a definitive answer 361. If the local QNH is 1009 hPa. you circle around a mountain at an altitude of its summit. An aircraft is flying over the Alps on a very cold winter's day. If the local QNH is 966 hPa. During the flight.html (67 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . compared to the summit's elevation? A. During the climb after take-off. It will increase B. There is insufficient information to come to a conclusion 358. During the climb after take-off. It will decrease C. It will not be affected 360. An aircraft is descending to land under IFR. what will happen to the altitude reading when the altimeter is reset at the transition level ? A.

''(For this question use annex 050-4247A) An aircraft is flying from Point A to Point B on the upper level contour chart. The true altitude will be higher at B than at A C. What is the true altitude? A. The altimeter setting is 1013. The true altitude will be higher at A than at B C. The true altitude will be higher at A than at B B.2 hPa. Wind speed at Paris is higher than at B 363. The true altitude will be higher at A than at B B. The true altitude will be higher at B than at A C. Wind speed at B is higher than at A 366. and the pressure at sea level is 1033 hPa. 19340 feet http://www. The true altitude will be higher at A than at B C. The altimeter setting is 1013. Wind speed at A is higher than at B D. The altimeter setting is 1013. Wind speed at A and at B is the same 364. You are flying at FL 200. Wind speed at A and at B is the same D. Outside air temperature is -40°C. Wind speed at A is higher than at B D. Wind speed at Madrid is higher than at A D. The altimeter setting is 1013. ''(For this question use annex 050-4248A) An aircraft is flying from Point A to Point B on the upper level contour chart. It is not possible to give a definitive answer 362. Which of these statements is correct?'' A.2 hPa.the-beuk.2 hPa. ''(For this question use annex 050-4249A) An aircraft is flying from Point A to Point B on the upper level contour chart. The true altitude will be higher at B than at A B. Which of these statements is correct?'' A. Wind speed at B is higher than at A 365.html (68 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Which of these statements is correct?'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4246A) An aircraft is flying from Point A to Point B on the upper level contour chart.Meteorology by Beuk D. The true altitude will be higher at B than at A B.2 hPa. Which of these statements is correct?'' A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.

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B. 20660 feet C. 21740 feet D. 18260 feet 367. You are flying at FL 160. Outside air temperature is -27°C, and the pressure at sea level is 1003 hPa. What is the true altitude? A. 15090 feet B. 15630 feet C. 16370 feet D. 16910 feet 368. You are planning to fly across a mountain range. The chart recommends a minimum altitude of 12000 feet above mean sea level. The air mass you will be flying through is an average 10°C warmer than ISA. Your altimeter is set to 1023 hPa (QNH of a nearby airport at nearly sea level). What altitude will the altimeter show when you have reached the recommended minimum altitude? A. 11520 feet B. 12210 feet C. 11250 feet D. 11790 feet 369. An aircraft lands at an airport (airport elevation 540 FT, QNH 993 hPa) with the altimeter set to 1013 hPa. What will it indicate ? A. 1080 FT B. 700 FT C. 380 FT D. 0 FT 370. After landing at an aerodrome (QNH 993 hPa) it is noticed that the altimeter is still set to 1013,2 hPa and that it reads 1200 feet. What is the elevation of the aerodrome above mean sea level ? A. 660 feet. B. 1200 feet. C. 1740 feet. D. 2280 feet. 371. What is the approximate speed of a 25-knot wind, expressed in kilometres per hour? A. 45 km/h B. 35 km/h
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C. 55 km/h D. 60 km/h 372. What is the approximate speed of a 90 km/h wind, expressed in knots? A. 50 kt B. 55 kt C. 60 kt D. 70 kt 373. What is the approximate speed of a 40-knot wind, expressed in m/sec? A. 20 m/sec B. 15 m/sec C. 25 m/sec D. 30 m/sec 374. What is the wind speed given in a METAR report based on? A. The average speed of the previous 10 minutes B. The average speed of the previous 30 minutes C. The strongest gust in the previous hour D. The actual speed at the time of recording 375. Where are you likely to find the strongest winds close to the ground? A. In the transition zone between two air masses B. At the centre of a low-pressure system C. At the centre of a high-pressure system D. Where there is little variation in pressure over a large area during the winter months 376. An aircraft flying in the southern hemisphere at 2000 feet, has to turn to the right in order to allow for drift. In which direction, relative to the aircraft, is the centre of low pressure ? A. In front. B. Behind. C. To the left. D. To the right. 377. Between which latitudes are you most likely to find the subtropical high-pressure belt ? A. 25° - 35°.
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B. 10° - 15°. C. 35° - 55°. D. 55° - 75°. 378. Between which latitudes are you most likely to find the region of travelling low pressure systems during summer? A. 45° - 70° B. 25° - 45° C. 15° - 25° D. 10° - 15° 379. Where, in central Europe, are the highest wind speeds to be found ? A. Just below the tropopause B. At about 5500 metres altitude C. Close to the ground D. In the stratosphere 380. If Paris reports a wind of 19015KT on the METAR, what wind velocity would you expect to encounter at a height of 2000 feet above the ground ? A. 22030KT B. 16020KT C. 25025KT D. 22010KT 381. If Paris reports a wind of 08010KT on the METAR, what wind velocity would you expect to encounter at a height of 2000 feet above the ground ? A. 11020KT B. 08015KT C. 05020KT D. 08005KT 382. If Paris reports a wind of 16020KT on the METAR, what wind velocity would you expect to encounter at a height of 2000 feet above the ground? A. 19040KT B. 16030KT C. 14020KT D. 17015KT
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Crosswind from the right C. It can be used to estimate the air mass's relative humidity even if the air temperature is unknown 388.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. what wind velocity would you expect to encounter at a height of 2000 feet above the ground ? A. Headwind 387. Headwind 386. 23030KT C. It can be higher than the temperature of the air mass C. 33025KT B. It can be used together with the air pressure to estimate the air mass's relative humidity D.the-beuk. 30025KT D. When downwind over the sea. the airfield is on the right. What wind effect should be anticipated on final approach and landing during a sunny afternoon ? A. Tailwind D. It blows from land to water B. Crosswind from the left C. An aircraft is approaching under visual flight rules an airfield whose runway is parallel to the coast. If Paris reports a wind of 30012KT on the METAR. or lower. than the temperature of the air mass B. Tailwind D. It blows only at noon 385. 27020KT 384.html (72 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . It blows from water to land C. An aircraft is approaching under visual flight rules an airfield (northern hemisphere) whose runway is parallel to the coast. It blows by day D. It can only be equal to. Which of the following statements is true of the dew point of an air mass? A. Which of the following is true of a land breeze? A. Crosswind from the left B. What wind effect should be anticipated on final approach and landing during a sunny afternoon? A.Meteorology by Beuk 383. Crosswind from the right B. When downwind over the sea. the airfield is on the left. Which types of clouds are typical evidence of stable air conditions? http://www.

2 D.15000 FT above ground D. A plain in Western Europe with an average height of 500 m (1600 FT) above sea level is covered with a uniform SC layer of cloud during the summer months. 15000 . 1500 .html (73 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . ST D. 100 . ''(For this question use annex 050-4273A) Which one of the displayed cloud forms is representative of altocumulus lenticularis?'' A.7000 FT above ground B. medium and high cloud levels ? A. 4 B. NS. 2 B. CB B. At what height above the ground is the base of this cloud to be expected? A. 4 D. CC 389. A plain in Western Europe with an average height of 500 m (1600 FT) above sea level is covered with a uniform CC layer of cloud during the summer months. CB C. 3 C. CI 392. 1 391. CB. Which of the following types of cloud can extend over the low. CU D. 3 C. At what height above the ground is the base of this cloud to be expected? http://www. AC C. CU.25000 FT above ground 393. ''(For this question use annex 050-4274A) Which one of the displayed cloud forms is representative of a cumulonimbus capillatus?'' A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.1500 FT above ground C. 7000 . ST.Meteorology by Beuk A. AS B. 1 390.the-beuk.

nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Which of the following cloud types is a medium level cloud ? A.7000 FT above the terrain D. CC 399. AS D. warm air passing over warm ground C. SC 396.1500 FT above the terrain 394. AS C. With what type of cloud is ''DZ'' precipitation most commonly associated? http://www. Which of the following cloud types is found at high levels? A. Which of the following is most likely to lead to the formation of radiation fog? A. 1500 . SC D.html (74 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . CS C. The passage of fronts D. 15000 . SC C. NS B.Meteorology by Beuk A. Dry. AC C. 7000 . With what type of cloud is ''GR'' precipitation most commonly associated? A. CU 395. With which of the following types of cloud is ''+RA'' precipitation most commonly associated? A. Heat loss from the ground on clear nights B. AS B. ST 398. CB B. ST D. ST D. 100 .the-beuk.35000 FT above the terrain B. Cold air passing over warm ground 397. CI B.15000 FT above the terrain C.

AS C. It will have increased. A cold front 404. sure enough. What will be the effect on the reading of an altimeter of an aircraft parked on the ground during the period following the passage of an active cold front ? A.Meteorology by Beuk A.'' Which of these weather phenomena is being described? A. CI B. http://www. A warm front B. SC D. ST B. AS B. NS 402. CB B. but at least it has become a little bit warmer. CB C. NS 403. CB D. B.html (75 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . It will remain unchanged. CC D. AS C. A blizzard C.the-beuk. CB. Read this description: ''After such a fine day. NS. the ring around the moon was a bad sign yesterday evening for the weather today. CC D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. And. C. AS. With what type of cloud is heavy precipitation unlikely during the summer months ? A. it is pouring down outside. With what type of cloud is ''+TSRA'' precipitation most commonly associated? A. Weather at the back of a cold front D. ST C. Which of the following cloud types is least likely to produce precipitation ? A. CU 400. It will have decreased. The clouds are making an oppressively low ceiling of uniform grey. NS 401. SC.

C.01. It will remain unchanged. It will show a small increase or decrease. B. 407. It will fluctuate up and down by about +/. It will first increase then decrease. D. Position 4 C.html (76 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . What will be the effect on the reading of an altimeter of an aircraft parked on the ground shortly before an active cold front passes? A. B. It will be increasing.the-beuk. Track A-D D. Which of the following is typical for the passage of a cold front in the summer ? A. on which one of the tracks (dashed lines) is this cross-section to be expected?'' A. what will the indication http://www. Position 3 B.Meteorology by Beuk D. Mainly towering clouds B. Track B-C C. Position 1 D. Rapid drop in pressure once the front has passed D. 20. Track B-D B.2003) Assuming the usual direction of movement.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 405. D. It will fluctuate up and down by about +/. Mainly layered clouds C. ''(For this question use annex 050-4297A) Examining the pictures. What will be the effect on the reading of an altimeter of an aircraft parked on the ground as an active cold front is passing? A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4298A rev. Rapid increase in temperature once the front has passed 408. C. In a situation with a weak pressure gradient and no thunderstorms around. 406. It will first decrease then increase. It will remain unchanged. Position 2 410.50 feet. to which position will the polar frontal wave have moved ?'' A.50 feet. It will be decreasing. Track A-E 409.

D. It may occur in the uppermost levels of a cumulonimbus capillatus formation D. Apparently nothing. In which of these cloud types can icing be virtually ruled out? A. Which of the following statements is true regarding moderate to severe airframe icing? A. It always occurs in altostratus cloud 414. which of the following statements is likely to apply?'' A. It may occur in the uppermost levels of a cumulonimbus capillatus formation 415. Increase rapidly. It is likely to occur in nimbostratus cloud B. because any changes would be small. It always occurs in altostratus cloud C. Severe gradient wind likely over Central Europe. +10°C to 0°C C.Meteorology by Beuk of the aneroid altimeter of an aircraft parked on the ground do over a period of about ten minutes? A. Decrease rapidly. B. C. D. Radiation fog is unlikely in Central Europe in the winter. NS D. 0°C to -10°C B.html (77 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Show strong fluctuations. SC C. Moderate to strong Foehn in the Alps. It will occur in clear-sky conditions C.the-beuk.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 411. C. CI B. In which of these temperature bands is ice most likely to form on the aircraft's surface? A. -35°C to -50°C 413. Thunderstorms may occur in the summer months over Central Europe. -20°C to -35°C D. It is unlikely to occur in nimbostratus cloud D. Which of the following statements is true regarding moderate to severe airframe icing? A. B. ''(For this question use annex 050-4305A) Under the weather conditions depicted. It will not occur in clear-sky conditions B. CU http://www. 412.

2003) Continuous freezing rain is observed at an airfield.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. AS C. Diagram 1 419.Meteorology by Beuk 416. SHSN D. Severe B. Light C. NS 417. Severe D. Diagram 2 D. Extreme 421. GR C.html (78 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .01. ''(For this question use annex 050-4314A rev. 20. At what degree of icing can ICAO's ''No change of course and altitude necessary'' recommendation be followed? http://www. +FZRA B. Moderate D. Light C. PE 418. In which of these cloud types can icing be virtually ruled out? A. CS B. Which of the four diagrams is most likely to reflect temperatures above the airfield concerned?'' A. Moderate B. Diagram 4 B. At what degree of icing should ICAO's ''Change of course and/or altitude desirable'' recommendation be followed? A. Diagram 3 C. At what degree of icing should ICAO's ''Change course and/or altitude immediately'' instruction be followed? A.the-beuk. SC D. Extreme 420. Which of the following conditions is most likely to cause airframe icing ? A.

''(For this question use annex 050-4319A) Of the four radio soundings. With gusts of at least 25 knots D. When will the surface wind in a METAR record a gust factor ? A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Which constant pressure altitude chart is standard for FL 100? A. To locate fronts in areas with few observation stations B. When gusts are at least 10 knots above the mean wind speed B. Which of the following causes echoes on meteorological radar screens? A. Light B. 4 424. 300 hPa http://www. To measure wind currents on the ground C. Extreme 422. select the one that indicates low stratus:'' A. Severe D. Moderate C. To locate precipitation zones 425. 500 hPa D. What are the images of satellites provided daily by the Weather Service used for? A. Any cloud 426. 850 hPa C.the-beuk. 700 hPa B. To help provide 14-day forecasts D. Water vapour C. With gusts of at least 35 knots 423.html (79 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Fog D. 3 B. Hail B.Meteorology by Beuk A. 1 C. 2 D. When gusts are at least 15 knots above the mean wind speed C.

700 hPa http://www.html (80 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Which constant pressure altitude chart is standard for FL 180? A. 500 hPa B. 300 hPa C. 700 hPa D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 300 hPa C. 200 hPa D. If you are planning a flight at FL 170. 700 hPa D. Which constant pressure altitude chart is standard for FL 300? A. 300 hPa B. 700 hPa 430. 200 hPa B. 500 hPa B. 850 hPa 432. 200 hPa C.Meteorology by Beuk 427. 700 hPa 431. 850 hPa D. which of these upper wind and temperature charts would be nearest your flight level ? A. If you are planning a flight at FL 290. 500 hPa 429. 300 hPa B. 700 hPa 428. 850 hPa B. Which constant pressure altitude chart is standard for FL 390? A. which upper wind and temperature chart would be nearest your flight level ? A. When planning a flight at FL 60. which of these upper wind and temperature charts would be nearest your flight level ? A. 500 hPa C. 500 hPa D. 300 hPa C.the-beuk.

01. ''(For this question use annex 050-4333A) Which of the following best describes Zone A?'' A. number 1 B. number 4 435. 850 hPa C. Depression D. Depression 437. number 2 436. Ridge of high pressure D. number 3 D.2003) A convergence line is indicated by:'' A. 300 hPa D. number 4 C. Col B. number 1 D. 500 hPa 434.01.Meteorology by Beuk C. Col C. Trough of low pressure http://www. ''(For this question use annex 050-4334A) Which of the following best describes Zone B?'' A. number 3 B. ''(For this question use annex 050-4332A rev 20. Ridge of high pressure C. 300 hPa 433. number 2 C. ''(For this question use annex 050-4331A rev. When planning a flight at FL 110. 500 hPa D. 20. which upper wind and temperature chart would be nearest your flight level ? A. 700 hPa B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.2003) The warm sector is indicated by:'' A. Trough of low pressure B.the-beuk.html (81 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .

Symbol 4 B. 20.01. 20. Symbol 2 C. Symbol 1 D. Symbol 2 D. Symbol 4 C. Depression 439. Trough of low pressure D. ''(For this question use annex 050-4335A) Which of the following best describes Zone C?'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4338A rev. ''(For this question use annex 050-4337A rev.01.Meteorology by Beuk 438. Symbol 3 C. Symbol 3 http://www. which symbol indicates severe icing ?'' A. Depression B.the-beuk.html (82 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Symbol 1 B.2003) According to ICAO. ''(For this question use annex 050-4336A) Which of the following best describes Zone D?'' A. Symbol 2 B. 20. Anticyclone D.2003) According to ICAO. Ridge of high pressure B. which symbol indicates danger to an aircraft flying according to instrument flight rules (IFR)?'' A. Trough of low pressure 440. Symbol 3 D. Col C. Symbol 4 441. which symbol indicates a tropical revolving storm?'' A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.01. Ridge of high pressure C. Symbol 1 442.2003) According to ICAO. ''(For this question use annex 050-4339A rev.

Meteorology by Beuk 443. A SIGMET is a brief landing forecast added to the actual weather report D. A SIGMET is a flight forecast. It is a landing forecast added to the actual weather report B. What does the term TREND signify? A. VA C. Symbol 4 C. It is a flight forecast. Symbol 2 444. Symbol 3 B. What does the term SIGMET signify? A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4340A rev. Which of the following phenomena should be described as precipitation at the time they are observed? http://www. which symbol indicates danger to an aircraft flying according to instrument flight rules (IFR) ?'' A. issued by the meteorological station several times daily C. A SIGMET is a warning of dangerous meteorological conditions B.the-beuk. It is the actual weather report at an aerodrome and is generally issued at half-hourly intervals C. Which of the following phenomena should be described as precipitation at the time they are observed? A. BR D. Symbol 1 D.1003) According to ICAO. Which of the following phenomena should be described as precipitation at the time they are observed? A. 20. MIFG 448. FZFG D. SN B.html (83 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .01. It is a warning of dangerous meteorological conditions D. HZ 447. BCFG C. A SIGMET is an actual weather report at an aerodrome and is generally issued at half-hourly intervals 445. +SHSN B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. issued by the meteorological station several times daily 446.

ceiling 3000 feet. +RA B. Which of the following phenomena can produce a risk of aquaplaning? A. SA 451. Visibility 10 kilometres or more. SA C. C. wind 250°. 201850Z 21003KT 8000 SCT250 12/m08 Q1028 NOSIG = C. In which of the following METAR reports. FG C. 201850Z 25010KT 4000 RA BKN012 OVC030 12/10 Q1006 TEMPO 1500 = 453. BCFG D.Meteorology by Beuk A. Which of the following meteorological phenomena can rapidly change the braking action of a runway? A. http://www. DZ B. 201350Z 16004KT 8000 SCT110 OVC220 02/M02 Q1008 NOSIG = C. ''Which of these statements best describes the weather most likely to be experienced at 1500 UTC? TAF LSZH 211200Z 211322 22018G35KT 9999 SCT012 BKN030 BECMG 1315 25025G45KT TEMPO 1720 4000 +SHRA BKN025TCU BECMG 2022 25015KT TX18/15Z TN14/21Z ='' A. MIFG C.html (84 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . SQ 449. TS D. temperature 18°C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. is the probability of fog formation in the coming night the highest? A. HZ 450. gusts up to 45 knots. 201850Z 06018G30KT 5000-RA OVC010 04/01 Q1024 NOSIG = D. ceiling 1200 feet. Visibility 4000 metres. FG D.the-beuk. 201350Z 34003KT 0800 SN VV002 M02/M04 Q1014 NOSIG = D. B. 201350Z 04012KT 3000 BR OVC012 04/03 Q1022 BECMG 6000 = 452. Which of these four METAR reports suggests that a thunderstorm is likely in the next few hours? A. Visibility 10 kilometres or more. 201850Z 15003KT 6000 SCT120 05/04 Q1032 BECMG 1600 BR = B. temperature 18°C. +FZRA B. gusts up to 25 knots. 201350Z 21005KT 9999 SCT040CB SCT100 26/18 Q1016 TEMPO 24018G30KT TS = B.

Gusts of 38 knots. gusts up to 35 knots. in accordance with the regulations. abbreviated to ''CAVOK''? A.5 kilometres. ''TAF LSZH 250600Z 250716 00000KT 0100 FG VV001 BECMG 0810 0800 VV002 BECMG 1012 23005KT 2500 BR BKN005 TEMPO 1316 6000 SCT007 = Which of these statements best describes the weather that can be expected at 1200 UTC?'' A. RVR for runway 14 800 metres. thunderstorm with heavy hail. Visibility 2. 04012G26KT 9999 BKN030 11/07 Q1024 NOSIG = 456. temperature -3°C. cloud base 500 feet. 34004KT 7000 MIFG SCT260 09/08 Q1029 BECMG 1600 = C. cloud base 500 feet C. 00000KT 0100 FG VV001 11/11 Q1025 BECMG 0500 = D. vertical visibility 100 metres http://www. cloud base 500 feet. abbreviated to ''CAVOK''? A. Broken.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. temperature 15°C. fog. visibility 1200 metres.the-beuk. temperature 18°C D. dew point 18°C B. thunderstorm with moderate hail. calm. cloud base 600 feet and 1500 feet. ''Which of the following statements is an interpretation of the METAR ? 25020G38KT 1200 +TSGR BKN006 BKN015CB 23/18 Q1016 BECMG NSW ='' A. Which of the following weather reports could be. wind speed 5 knots B. temperature 23°C C. calm D. in accordance with the regulations. fog.html (85 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 26012KT 8000 SHRA BKN025 16/12 Q1018 NOSIG = 457. 27019G37KT 9999 BKN050 18/14 Q1016 NOSIG = B. Visibility 200 metres. Visibility 800 metres. Visibility 800 metres. wind from 230°. visibility 4000 metres. visibility improving to 800 metres in the next 2 hours B. ''Which of the following statements is an interpretation of the METAR ? 00000KT 0200 R14/0800U R16/P1500U FZFG VV001 m03/m03 Q1022 BECMG 0800 ='' A. 24009KT 6000 RA SCT010 OVC030 12/11 Q1007 TEMPO 4000 = C. 454. Wind 250°. Severe rainshowers. mist. 29010KT 9999 SCT045TCU 16/12 Q1015 RESHRA NOSIG = D. vertical visibility 200 feet.Meteorology by Beuk D. Which of the following weather reports could be. QNH 1016 hPa 458. RVR for runway 16 1500 metres. 15003KT 9999 BKN100 17/11 Q1024 NOSIG = B. Visibility 6 kilometres. vertical visibility 100 feet. Mean wind speed 20-38 knots. wind speed 5 knots 455.

That the weather in Nice after 0920 is also likely to be as predicted in the TAF D. Moderate to severe clear air turbulence of constant intensity to be expected north of the Alps 460. That the weather at Nice is clearly more volatile than the TAF could have predicted earlier in the morning B. The thunderstorms in the Athens FIR are increasing in intensity. Zone of moderate to severe turbulence moving towards the area north of the Alps. RVR for runway 16 more than 1500 metres.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.the-beuk. Pilots advised to cross this area above FL 260 C. vertical visibility 100 feet. Intensity is constant B. fog with hoar frost. Pilots advised to cross this area above FL 380 D. Moderate to severe clear air turbulence to be expected north of the Alps. ''(For this question use annex 050-4362A) At which airport is the following weather development taking place? http://www. Thunderstorms must be expected in the western part of the Athens FIR. That the VOLMET speaker has got his locations mixed up. fog with hoar frost D. Visibility for runway 14 800 metres. The thunderstorm zone is moving east. Intensity increasing. Danger zone between FL 260 and FL 380 B. ''Which of the following statements is an interpretation of the SIGMET ? LGGG SIGMET 3 VALID 121420/121820 LGATATHINAI FIR EMBD TS OBS AND FCST IN W PART MOV E NC'' A. ''Compare the following TAF and VOLMET reports for Nice: TAF 240600Z 240716 VRB02KT CAVOK = 0920Z 13012KT 8000 SCT040CB BKN100 20/18 Q1015 TEMPO TS = What can be concluded from the differences between the two reports ?'' A. Intensity increasing. Thunderstorms have formed in the eastern part of the Athens FIR and are slowly moving west C. Severe turbulence observed below FL 260 north of the Alps. ''Which of the following statements is an interpretation of the SIGMET ? LSAS SIGMET 2 VALID 030700/031100 LSZHSWITZERLAND FIR/UIR MOD TO SEV CAT FCST N OF ALPS BTN FL 260/380 STNR INTSF'' A. The thunderstorm zone should be east of Athens by 1820 UTC D. RVR for runway 16 more than 1500 metres 459. because there is no way the latest VOLMET report could be so different from the TAF 462.html (86 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .Meteorology by Beuk C. That the weather conditions at 0920 were actually predicted in the TAF C. but are stationary above the western part of the Athens FIR 461. Visibility 200 feet. Athens Airport is closed due to thunderstorms.

the-beuk.html (87 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 230/10 B. 16002KT 0200 R33L/0600N FG VV001 12/12 Q1031 BECMG 0800 = C. 23018G35KT 9999 SCT035 10/04 Q0988 NOSIG = 464. LSZH D. 200/30 C. EINN B. EKCH D. EKCH 463. 040/10 D.Rome at FL110.'' A.Rome at FL 110. ESSA C. -6°C D. -12°C C. ESSA 465.Meteorology by Beuk TAF 231200Z 231322 24014G32KT 4000 +TSRA SCT005 BKN015 BKN020CB BECMG 1416 29012KT 9999 BKN030TCU SCT100 TEMPO 1619 8000 SHRA BKN025TCU BECMG 1922 27012KT 9999 SCT030 OVC220 ='' A. 250/20 466. ENGM C. ''(For this question use annex 050-4364A) Which airport is most likely to have radiation fog in the coming night?'' A. 21002KT 5000 BR SCT040 29/16 Q1026 NOSIG = B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 26014KT 8000 BKN090 17/12 Q1009 BECMG 4000 RA = D. ''(For this question use annex 050-4366A) Select from the map the average temperature for the route Zurich . +5°C http://www.'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4363A) Which of the following weather conditions would be expected at Athens Airport (LGAT) at around 1450 UTC?'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4365A) Select from the map the average wind for the route Zurich . -9°C B. LSZH B.

FL 20 C.11. 4°C colder than ISA B. 030/35 469. ''(For this question use annex 050-4371A rev.11. 240/40 B.2002) Select from the map the average wind for the route Frankfurt .'' A.Rome at FL 170. 10.the-beuk.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. FL 140 D. FL 60 B.2002) Select from the map the average wind for the route Athens .'' A. FL 180 D. 050/40 D. FL 260 470. 10. at what altitude will the freezing level above Tunis be found?'' A. Assuming a normal vertical temperature gradient.Rome at FL 180?'' A. 10°C warmer than ISA 471. ''(For this question use annex 050-4370A rev.Meteorology by Beuk 467. 210/25 C. FL 100 B.11. 230/40 B. 260/40 D. ''(For this question use annex 050-4369A rev. ''(For this question use annex 050-4367A) Look at the chart.html (88 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .11.2002) What is the mean temperature deviation from ISA for the route Frankfurt . FL 20 C.2002) Assuming a normal vertical temperature gradient. 050/35 http://www. 10. FL 120 468. ''(For this question use annex 050-4368A rev. 10.Geneva at FL 160. 10°C colder than ISA D. at what altitude will the freezing level above Shannon be found?'' A. 200/50 C. 4°C warmer than ISA C.

Hamburg at FL 240.Lisboa at FL 200. 340/90 477.'' http://www. -30°C C.'' A. 020/20 C. 200/15 D. 10. -21°C C. -14°C B.'' A. 360/80 B. ''(For this question use annex 050-4375A) Select from the map the average temperature for the route Zurich . 230/20 B. -49°C 476.2002) Select from the map the average temperature for the route Athens .11. 12°C colder than ISA 474. -11°C D.html (89 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . ''(For this question use annex 050-4377A rev.'' A. -41°C D. -27°C 473. 190/75 D. 8°C colder than ISA B.11. ''(For this question use annex 050-4372A rev. 10.Meteorology by Beuk 472.Geneva at FL 150.the-beuk.Lisboa at FL 290.2002) Select from the map the average wind for the route Shannon .2002) What is the deviation of the temperature at FL 140 above Copenhagen compared to ISA?'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4376A rev. 8°C warmer than ISA D. 10. ''(For this question use annex 050-4374A) Select from the map the average wind for the route Zurich .2002) Select from the map the average temperature for the route Geneva -Stockholm at FL 260. 030/70 C. -33°C B. 10.11.'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4373A rev. 4°C warmer than ISA C. 260/25 475.11.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.

-55°C D. what wind speeds can you expect at FL 310 above London ?'' A. CAT for the first half of the flight 481. 300 kt C. FL 360 B. Hamburg . no turbulence C. ''(For this question use annex 050-4378A) On which of the following routes can you expect icing to occur. Isolated thunderstorms B. Zurich . on the basis of the chart?'' A.Meteorology by Beuk A. on which of these routes can you expect to encounter moderate CAT at FL 300?'' A.the-beuk.Rome D. 110 km/h 482.Athens http://www. 90 kt B.Frankfurt C. FL 330 D.Helsinki 479. -51°C C. ''(For this question use annex 050-4380A) If you are flying from Zurich to London at FL 240. Tunis . ''(For this question use annex 050-4385A) Judging by the chart.html (90 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . FL 390 480. ''(For this question use annex 050-4384A) Judging by the chart. 140 kt D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Rome . at what altitude above Frankfurt would you expect the tropopause to be located?'' A.Oslo B. Copenhagen . Flight largely in cloud. -47°C B. what conditions can you expect at cruising altitude?'' A. -63°C 478. ''(For this question use annex 050-4379A) Looking at the chart. Prolonged severe turbulence and icing throughout the flight D. FL 410 C.

Athens 486.Stockholm B. London . London . The front to the east of Paris (LFPO) is moving south D. Madrid . Which of the following reports reflects weather development at Geneva Airport?'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4388A) On which of these routes would you not need to worry about icing at FL 170?'' A. Zurich .nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.Vienna C. Freezing level above London (EGLL) is higher than FL 065 C. ''(For this question use annex 050-4387A) Which of these statements is true?'' A. In the stratosphere for part of time 484.Meteorology by Beuk B. Constantly in the stratosphere B. ''(For this question use annex 050-4386A) If you are flying from Zurich to Shannon at FL 340. TAF LSGG 230600Z 230716 VRB03KT 6000 SCT020 BECMG 0811 23005KT 9999 SCT025TCU PROB 40 TEMPO 1216 34012G30KT 3000 TSRA BKN020CB = http://www. Local snow and severe aircraft icing can be expected over Germany B. TAF LSGG 230600Z 230716 26012KT 9999 SCT030 BKN080 TEMPO 1013 25020G35KT 3000 TSRA BKN030CB BECMG 1316 VRB02KT 3000 BCFG SCT100 = D. TAF LSGG 230600Z 230716 05014KT 5000 BR OVC015 BECMG 0810 8000 BKN018 BECMG 1013 05015G30KT 9999 SCT025 = C. Zurich . Paris .Zurich C.Stockholm D.the-beuk. TAF LSGG 230600Z 230716 23016KT 8000 -RA BKN030 OVC070 BECMG 0810 5000 RA BKN020 OVC050 TEMPO 1012 3000 +RA BKN010 OVC030 BECMG 1215 25014KT 8000 SCT030 BKN090 = B. First in the troposphere and later in the stratosphere D.Bordeaux 483. Constantly in the troposphere C. where will your cruising altitude be?'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-4389A) This chart shows the weather situation at 0600 UTC on May 23. Madrid .Lisbon D. Turbulence is likely to be encountered at FL 400 over Malaga (LEMG) 485.html (91 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .

Westerly waves B.the-beuk.html (92 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . TAF LSZH 101500Z 101601 05020G35KT 8000 BKN015 TEMPO 1720 05018KT 0300 +SHSN VV002 = C. Westerly wind D. Warm southerly wind C. High pressure B. ''In Zurich during a summer day the following weather observations were taken: 160450Z 23015KT 3000 +RA SCT008 SCT020 OVC030 13/12 Q1010 NOSIG = 160650Z 25008KT 6000 SCT040 BKN090 18/14 Q1010 RERA NOSIG = 160850Z 25006KT 8000 SCT040 SCT100 19/15 Q1009 NOSIG = 161050Z 24008KT 9999 SCT040 SCT100 21/15 Q1008 NOSIG = 161250Z 23012KT CAVOK 23/16 Q1005 NOSIG = 161450Z 23016KT 9999 SCT040 BKN090 24/17 Q1003 BECMG 25020G40KT TS = 161650Z 24018G35KT 3000 +TSRA SCT006 BKN015CB 18/16 Q1002 NOSIG = 161850Z 28012KT 9999 SCT030 SCT100 13/11 Q1005 NOSIG = What do you conclude based on these observations?'' A. cold air pool D. Uniform pressure pattern C. TAF LSZH 101500Z 101601 23012KT 6000 RA BKN012 OVC030 TEMPO 2023 22025G40KT 1600 +SNRA BKN003 OVC015 = http://www. Which of the following reports reflects weather development at Zurich Airport (LSZH) ?'' A. A warm front passed the station early in the morning and a cold front during late afternoon B. ''(For this question use annex 050-4393A) The attached chart shows isobars and fronts at 1200 UTC on October 10. Storm clouds due to warm air came close to and grazed the station 488. ''(For this question use annex 050-4392A) Which typical weather situation is shown by the design for northern Italy?'' A. A trough line passed the station early in the morning and a warm front during late afternoon D. Easterly waves 489.Meteorology by Beuk 487. ''(For this question use annex 050-4391A) Which typical weather situation is shown by the design for the area of Central Europe ?'' A. Easterly wind 490. TAF LSZH 101500Z 101601 VRB02KT 8000 SCT280 BECMG 1618 00000KT 3500 MIFG BECMG 1820 1500 BCFG BECMG 2022 0100 FG VV001 = B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. A cold front passed the station early in the morning and a warm front during late afternoon C.

QFE and QNH decrease. D. C. QFE and QNH increase. western Africa between 10°N and 20°N and the northern coasts of the Arabian sea in July. Which of the following statements is true? A. western Africa. You have been flying for some time in dense layered cloud. 493. TAF LSZH 101500Z 101601 32008KT 9999 SCT030TCU TEMPO 2201 32020G32KT 3000 TSRA BKN020CB = 491. D. the warm air is convectively stable. Severe airframe icing is quite likely under these conditions C. as CB is unlikely to form in such cloud D. between latitudes 10°N and 30°N. Low level wind shear is likely to be greatest A. The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) particularly affects A. B. An occlusion is called a warm occlusion when the cold air http://www. D.the-beuk. C. The outside air temperature is -25°C. western Africa. the cold air is convectively stable. 496. C. at the condensation level when there is no night radiation. at the condensation level when there is strong surface friction. QFE increases and QNH decreases. 495. the Atlantic ocean. B. depending on the time of year. If you do not have weather radar on board there is no need to worry. depending on the time of the year. On an aerodrome.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. B. Severe airframe icing is unlikely under these conditions B. 494. where it is situated between the 10°N and 30°N parallels. In a dense layered cloud icing is unlikely also at an outside air temperature of -5°C 492. C.html (93 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .Meteorology by Beuk D. B. Thunderstorms in exceptional circumstances can occur in a warm front if A. QFE decreases and QNH increases. the cold air is convectively unstable. at the top of a marked surface-based inversion. at a latitude of 25°N in July. at the top of the friction layer. D. when a warm front is approaching A. the warm air is convectively unstable.

499. 6 NM. base 3000 FT/AGL. D. base 3500 FT/AGL. at the rear of the occlusion is colder than the cold air ahead. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. at the rear of the occlusion is colder than the cold air ahead. affecting the West Indies. ''What is the lowest visibility forecast at ETA Zurich 1430 UTC ? LSZH 260900Z 261019 20018G30KT 9999 -RA SCT050 BKN080 TEMPO 1215 23012KT 6000 -DZ BKN015 BKN030 BECMG 1518 23020G35KT 4000 RA OVC010='' A. D. Korea and the Chinese coastline. Winter: OVC. Winter: clear sky. C. 500. 6 km.Meteorology by Beuk A. ''8/8 stratus base 200 FT/AGL is observed at sunrise at an aerodrome in the north of France. 5000 FT. 1000 FT. with the warm air at a higher altitude. 1500 m. the south-western Indian ocean. ''What is the lowest cloud base forecast at ETA Zurich 1200 UTC ? LSZH 060900Z 061019 20018G30KT 9999 -RA SCT050 BKN080 TEMPO 1113 23012KT 6000 -DZ BKN015 BKN030 BECMG 1518 23020G35KT 4000 RA OVC010='' A. affecting Madagascar. 498. 501. Mexico and the south-east coastline of the USA. C. C. B. 10 km. ''The following weather message EDDM 241200Z 241322 VRB03KT 1500 BR OVC004 BECMG 1517 00000KT 0500 FG VV002 http://www. B. the Caribbean sea. with the warm air at a higher altitude. affecting India. C.html (94 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. base 500 FT/AGL. 4 km. B. D. the north-west Pacific. Winter: SCT. summer: SCT. base 2500 FT/AGL. the QNH is 1028 hPa and there is a variable wind of 3 kt. 497. summer: BKN CB. The region of the globe where the greatest number of tropical revolving storms occur is A. Mauritius and the island of Réunion.the-beuk. B. D. What change in these clouds is likely at 1200 UTC in summer and winter?'' A. Taiwan. summer: OVC. the northern Indian ocean. base 500 FT/AGL. ahead of the surface position of the occlusion is only at a higher altitude. summer: BKN. base 3000 FT/AGL. D. Winter: BKN. at the rear of the occlusion is less cold than the cold air ahead. C. B. base 1500 FT/AGL. affecting Japan. 1500 FT.

8000 FT. After the second altimeter has been adjusted to the local QNH. The elevation of Geneva is 1411 FT. 961 hPa. 502. C. the local QNH is 994 hPa. 9 hour TAF.Meteorology by Beuk TEMPO 2022 0400 FG VV001 is a:'' A.2 hPa. QFE rounded to the nearest hPa. B. QNH rounded up to the nearest hPa. SPECI. In Geneva. The local QNH is 1000 hPa. In METAR messages. D. 503. 4278 FT. Should this altimeter be adjusted to the local QNH value of 991 hPa. B. 504. the reading will be approximately A. 967 hPa. QNH rounded down to the nearest hPa. D. C. 7650 FT. QFE rounded down to the nearest hPa. ''The barometric compensator of an altimeter is locked on reference 1013. C. 506.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 8350 FT. The reading on the altimeter on the ground will be:'' http://www. The aircraft has to land on a point with an elevation of 290 feet where the QNH is 1023 hPa. 942 hPa. 505. C. 24 hour TAF. 2922 FT. D. 948 hPa. The QFE adjustment in Geneva is A. An aircraft is flying at FL 80. B. the altitude indicated would be A.html (95 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 3006 FT. B. B. D. D. 4194 FT. 8600 FT. METAR. An altimeter adjusted to 1013 hPa indicates an altitude of 3600 FT. the pressure group represents the A.the-beuk. C.

-10 FT. downdraught of a cumulonimbus at the mature stage. particularly liquid-state precipitation. 11 FT. C. updraught of a cumulonimbus at the mature stage. D. 5 . 30 000 FT http://www. B. minimum visibility at this aerodrome.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. with runway 23 being the one in service. but provided that cloud of this type is accompanied by falls of hail D. on the threshold of runway 23.4 oktas 510. ''While approaching your destination aerodrome you receive the following message: RVR runway 23: 400m This information indicates the'' A. What is the meaning of the abbreviation ''SCT'' ? A. all clouds C. D. downdraught of a cumulonimbus at the formation stage. D. cumulonimbus. 508. 560 FT. 20 FT. visibility on runway 23. 3 . An airborne weather radar installation makes it possible to detect the location of A. 509. portion of runway which a pilot on the threshold of any of the runways would see. with runway 23 in service. C. B. 1 .Meteorology by Beuk A.the-beuk. in a standard atmosphere. and also their intensity B. 34 000 FT B.html (96 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 507. B. 1 . C. length of runway which a pilot in an aircraft on the ground would see. zones of precipitation. stratocumulus and its vertical development 511. 39 000 FT C. The upper wind and temperature chart of 250 hPa corresponds. A microburst phenomenon can arise in the A.4 oktas B.7 oktas D. updraught of a cumulonimbus at the growth stage. to about A.2 oktas C.

OVC altostratus at 9000 FT. Food service and walking are difficult. increases and its temperature increases http://www. QNH 1023 hPa. 1000 FT at Ajaccio and 9000 FT at Calvi B. Extensive cloud and precipitation is often associated with a non frontal thermal depression because of: A. FEW stratus at 500 FT. QNH 1023 hPa. 45 000 FT B.Meteorology by Beuk D. surface divergence and upper level convergence causing widespread descent of air in the depression D. decreases and its temperature increases B. the altitude of the tropopause A. rain. Unsecured objects are dislodged.the-beuk. 8000 FT at Ajaccio and 9000 FT at Calvi D. moderate B. 30 000 FT C. surface convergence and upper level divergence causing widespread ascent of air in the depression B. 1000 FT at Ajaccio and 2000 FT at Calvi 513. visibility 3000 m. light C. only in the summer of the northern hemisphere at approx. The ceilings are therefore:'' A. OVC altostratus at 8000 FT.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. All pilots encountering Clear Air Turbulence are requested to report it. SCT stratocumulus at 2000 FT. BKN stratocumulus at 1000 FT. surface divergence and upper level convergence causing widespread ascent of air in the depression 514. This intensity of CAT should be reported as A. surface convergence and upper level divergence causing widespread descent of air in the depression C. only in the winter of the northern hemisphere at approx. visibility 2000 m. ''Marseille Information gives you the following meteorological information for Ajaccio and Calvi for 1600 UTC: Ajaccio: wind 360°/2 kt. 32 000 FT 512. mist. The equatorial easterly jet is a jet stream that occurs: A. Going from the equator to the north pole. 1000 FT at Ajaccio and 500 FT at Calvi C. during the whole year in the southern hemisphere D. extreme 516. severe D. You experience CAT which causes passengers and crew to feel definite strain against their seat belt or shoulders straps.html (97 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . during the whole year in the northern hemisphere515. Calvi: wind 040°/2 kt.

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C. increases and its temperature decreases D. decreases and its temperature decreases 517. ''(For this question use annex 050-4725A) Considering the route indicated from Lisbon to Freetown, the Harmattan is a'' A. NE wind affecting north-west Africa during November to April reducing visibility in rising dust. B. SW monsoonal wind causing extensive areas of advection fog along the West African coast south of 15°N. C. warm southerly dust-bearing wind affecting the coast of North Africa. D. localised depression giving squally winds. 518. The troposphere is the A. part of the atmosphere below the tropopause B. part of the atmosphere above the stratosphere C. boundary between the mesosphere and thermosphere D. boundary between the stratosphere and the mesosphere 519. The tropopause is a level at which A. temperature ceases to fall with increasing height B. water vapour content is greatest C. pressure remains constant D. vertical currents are strongest 520. The tropopause is lower A. over the North Pole than over the equator B. in summer than winter in moderate latitudes C. south of the equator than north of it D. over the equator than over the South Pole 521. The temperature at 10000 FT in the ICAO Standard Atmosphere is: A. -5°C B. 0°C C. -20°C D. -35°C 522. What of the following is the most important constituent in the atmosphere from a weather standpoint ?
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A. Water vapour B. Nitrogen C. Oxygen D. Hydrogen 523. The average height of the tropopause at 50°N is about A. 11 km B. 8 km C. 14 km D. 16 km 524. The height and the temperature of the tropopause are respectively in the order of A. 16 km and -75°C over the equator B. 8 km and -40°C over the equator C. 8 km and - 75°C over the poles D. 16 km and -40°C over the poles 525. An inversion is a layer of air in which the temperature A. increases with height B. remains constant with height C. decreases with height less than 1°C/100m D. decreases with height more than 1°C/100m 526. An isothermal layer is a layer of air in which the temperature A. remains constant with height B. increases with height C. decreases with height at a constant rate D. increases with height at a constant rate 527. An inversion is a layer of air which is A. absolutely stable B. absolutely unstable C. conditionally unstable D. conditionally stable 528. The environmental lapse rate in an actual atmosphere
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A. varies with time B. has a fixed value of 1°C/100m C. has a fixed value of 0.65°C/100m D. has a fixed value of 2°C/1000 FT 529. The dry adiabatic lapse rate has a value of A. 1°C/100m B. 2°C/1000FT C. 0.65°C/100m D. 0.5°C/100m 530. The dry adiabatic lapse rate A. has a constant fixed value B. is greater in summer than in winter C. is greater during the night than during the day D. has a variable value 531. An air mass is called stable when A. the vertical motion of rising air tends to become weaker and disappears B. the temperature in a given air mass decreases rapidly with height C. the pressure in a given area is constant D. the environmental lapse rate is high, with little vertical motion of air currents 532. In the ICAO Standard Atmosphere the decrease in temperature with height below 11 km is A. 0.65°C per 100m B. 1°C per 100m C. 0.5°C per 100m D. 0.6°C per 100m 533. Which statement is correct regarding the ICAO Standard Atmosphere ? A. At MSL temperature is 15°C and pressure is 1013.25hPa B. At MSL temperature is 15°C and the decrease in temperature with height is 1°C per 100m C. At MSL temperature is 10°C and the decrease in temperature with height is 1°C per 100m D. At MSL pressure is 1013.25 hPa and the decrease of temperature with height is 1°C per 100m

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elevation while landing only if conditions are as in the ICAO Standard Atmosphere D. zero while landing C. zero while landing only if conditions are as in the ICAO Standard Atmosphere 538. the same as convection 539. horizontal motion of air B.25 hPa at any time D. pressure at MSL in the actual atmosphere D. elevation while landing B. QNH can not be 1013. QNH is always higher than QFE D. the same as convection http://www. QNH is defined as A. Which statement is true ? A. horizontal motion of air C. QNH is always lower than QFE C. pressure at MSL in the standard atmosphere C.25 hPa C. QNH can be lower as well as higher than 1013. the same as subsidence D. QNH is always equal to QFE 536. QNH can be equal to QFE B. Advection is: A. QFE reduced to MSL using the values of the standard atmosphere B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Subsidence is: A.25 hPa B. QNH can be 1013. vertically downwards motion of air B.html (101 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . QFE reduced to MSL using the values of the actual atmosphere 535.25 hPa only for a station at MSL 537.the-beuk. vertically upwards motion of air D.Meteorology by Beuk 534. When the subscale is set to the QNH of an airfield the pressure altimeter indicates A. QNH is lower than 1013. Which of the following statements is true ? A. vertical motion of air C.

the sky is overcast and the wind is weak D. The layer is unstable for unsaturated air D. stable for saturated air and unstable for unsaturated air C. the sky is clear and the wind is weak B. Which statement is true for a conditionally unstable layer? A. surrounding air is cooler at higher levels C.65°C/100m http://www.Meteorology by Beuk 540. unstable for unsaturated air and conditionally unstable 544. The diurnal variation in temperature is largest when A. The environmental lapse rate is less than 0. the sky is clear and the wind is strong C. absolutely unstable B. In a layer of air the decrease in temperature per 100 metres increase in height is more than 1°C. The radiation of the sun heats A. The environmental lapse rate is less than 1°C/100m B. the surface of the earth. the air in the troposphere only directly if no clouds are present 541. The wet adiabatic lapse rate is 0. which heats the air in the troposphere B. it contracts 543.the-beuk. the air in the troposphere directly C. unstable for unsaturated air and neutral for saturated air D.65°C/100m C. the sky is overcast and the wind is strong 542. conditionally unstable D.html (102 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. stable for unsaturated air and unstable for saturated air B. it expands B. the water vapour in the air of the troposphere D. Rising air cools because A. This layer can be described as being A. absolutely stable C. conditionally stable 545. it becomes more moist D. A layer can be A.

increases if the air is cooled whilst maintaining the vapour pressure constant B. is higher in warm air than in cool air C. The dewpoint temperature A.Meteorology by Beuk 546. decreases if the air is cooled whilst maintaining the vapour pressure constant 550. Saturated parcels always cool at a rate of 0. wind will back with increasing height in the northern hemisphere D. is higher in cool air than in warm air D. warm air is advected in the upper part and cold air in the lower part B. Unsaturated parcels cool at a rate of 0. Relative humidity depends on A. moisture content of the air only http://www. Relative humidity A. can be equal to the air temperature B. stability increases in the layer B. When in the upper part of a layer warm air is advected the A. Which of the following statements concerning the lifting of a parcel of air is correct ? A.65°C per 100m D. warm air is advected in the lower part and cold air in the upper part C. Unsaturated parcels cool more rapidly than saturated parcels B.the-beuk. is always lower than the air temperature C. cold and dry air is advected in the upper part 547. wind speed will always decrease with increasing height in the northern hemisphere 549.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.65°C per 100m 548. stability decreases in the layer C. Unsaturated parcels cool less rapidly than saturated parcels C. moisture content and pressure of the air C. can not be equal to the air temperature 551. warm and moist air is advected in the lower part D. moisture content and temperature of the air B.html (103 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . is always higher than the air temperature D. The stability in a layer is increasing if A.

temperature of the air only 552. A moist but unsaturated parcel of air becomes saturated by A. lowering the pressure. lifting the parcel to a higher level B. relative humidity is not changed D. clouds containing only ice crystals 557. The dewpoint temperature A.Meteorology by Beuk D. convective clouds B. can not be lower than the air temperature 553. relative humidity is decreased 554.the-beuk. When water evaporates into unsaturated air A. A super-cooled droplet is A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. expanding it adiabatically B. keeping temperature constant D. Precipitation in the form of showers occurs from A. compressing it adiabatically 556. moving the parcel to an area with lower pressure and equal temperature D. moving the parcel to an area with higher pressure and equal temperature 555. a small particle of water at a temperature below -50°C http://www. A sample of moist but unsaturated air may become saturated by A. lowering the parcel to a lower level C. can be reached by lowering the pressure whilst keeping temperature constant C. can not be equal to the air temperature D.html (104 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . cirro-type clouds D. heat is absorbed B. heat is released C. a droplet still in liquid state at a temperature below 0°C B. a water droplet that is mainly frozen C. can be reached by cooling the air whilst keeping pressure constant B. raising the temperature C. stratified clouds C.

water droplets and supercooled water droplets B. in stable atmosphere C. in unstable atmosphere B. only water droplets http://www. convective clouds with little or no turbulence C. subsidence B. Altostratus clouds are classified as A. stability of the air D. The most effective way to dissipate cloud is by A. stratiform clouds with severe turbulence D. in contrast to showery precipitation falls from A. convective clouds 562. ice crystals. in summer during the day only D. The maximum amount of water vapour that the air can contain depends on the A. a water droplet that has been frozen during its descent 558. dewpoint 560.Meteorology by Beuk D. stratiform clouds with little or no turbulence B. convective clouds with moderate turbulence 559. high level clouds D. relative humidity C. A cumulonimbus cloud at mid-latitudes in summer contains A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.html (105 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Convective clouds are formed A. low level clouds C. a decrease in pressure 563. air temperature B.the-beuk. Steady precipitation. a decrease in temperature D. convection C. medium level clouds B. in mid-latitudes only 561.

nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. is heated by compression B. In an unstable layer there are cumuliform clouds. The main factor which contributes to the formation of very low clouds ahead of a warm front is the A. poor surface visibility 565. Clouds. Cirrocumulus and cirrostratus C.Meteorology by Beuk C. classified as being low level are considered to have bases from A. ice crystals and water droplets but never supercooled water droplets 564. 500 to 1000 FT D. reaches warmer layers C.html (106 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . instability in the atmosphere B. the presence of warm air aloft D. saturation of the warm air by rain falling into it and evaporating C. loses water vapour 566. reduction of outgoing radiation due to clouds D.the-beuk. The vertical extent of these clouds depends on the A. Which of the following are medium level clouds ? A. All convective clouds 569. saturation of the cold air by rain falling into it and evaporating B. is heated by expansion D. Cumulonimbus D. 1000 to 2000 FT C. warm air moving over a cold surface 567. wind direction http://www. only ice crystals D. Altostratus and altocumulus B. Areas of sinking air are generally cloudless because as air sinks it A. 100 to 200 FT 568. Strongly developed cumulus clouds are an indication of A. the presence of a low level inversion C. thickness of the unstable layer B. the surface to 6500 FT B.

instability in the middle troposphere B. Sometimes it appears in the form of ragged patches.Meteorology by Beuk C. Stratified clouds B. wind and dewpoint at the surface D. Which of the following phenomena are formed when a moist. strong convection at low height C. the outline is clearly discernible. stability in the higher troposphere D. Inversions C. Cirrostratus 574. air pressure at the surface D. up and downdrafts B. Showers and thunderstorms D. temperature at surface and air pressure C. Altostratus C. wet adiabatic lapse rate and dewpoint at the surface 572.the-beuk. Cumulus clouds are an indication for A. pressure at different levels 570. temperature and dewpoint at the surface B. Nimbostratus D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. ''What type of cloud is being described ? A generally grey cloud layer with fairly uniform base and uniform appearance.html (107 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . stability C. the approach of a cold front D. the approach of a warm front 573. stable layer of air is forced to rise against a mountain range ? A. The height of the lifting condensation level is determined by A. which may give drizzle or snow grains. Areas of severe turbulence 571. The presence of altocumulus castellanus indicates A. When the sun is visible through the cloud. subsidence in a large part of the troposphere http://www. Stratus B.'' A.

will find the wind blowing from A.Meteorology by Beuk 575. The greater the pressure gradient the A. right and behind C. strong B. In the northern hemisphere a pilot flying at 1000 FT/AGL directly towards the centre of a low pressure area. directly ahead 580.html (108 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . presence of valley winds 576. for an area in the mid-latitudes on a weather map. about 45 degrees to the right of directly ahead D. development of thermal lows D. from the water in daytime and from the land at night B. blowing perpendicular to the isobars C. risk of orographic thunderstorms C. the wind is most likely to be A. When otherwise calm and clear conditions exist a station on the shore of a large body of water will experience wind A. further the isobars will be apart and the higher the temperature 578.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.the-beuk. closer the isobars and the lower the temperatures D. changing direction rapidly D. and toward the centre of. continually from land to water C. from a low pressure area to a high pressure area http://www. left and behind B. presence of mountain waves B. In the northern hemisphere the wind at the surface blows A. a low pressure area B. closer the isobars and the stronger the wind B. counter-clockwise around. further the isobars will be apart and the weaker the wind C. When isobars. light 579. The presence of altocumulus lenticularis is an indication of the A. continually from water to the land D. are close together. from the land in daytime and from the water at night 577.

the rotation of the earth C. Wind is caused by A. During a descent from 2000 FT above the surface to the surface (no frontal passage. warm katabatic wind B. occurring only in the lower layers of the atmosphere in daytime B. backs and increases D. and early morning only in summer 586. 581. The Foehn wind is a A. and away from the centre of.Meteorology by Beuk C. backs and decreases B. The sea breeze is a wind from the sea A. a high pressure area. Low level vertical wind shear can be expected during the night A. horizontal pressure differences B.html (109 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . clockwise around. warm anabatic wind D. northern hemisphere). counter-clockwise around. in association with radiation inversions B. and early morning only in winter D. blowing at night in mid-latitudes D. the movements of fronts 582.the-beuk. In an area of converging air http://www. that reaches up to the tropopause in daytime C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. and away from the centre of. veers and decreases 583. a low pressure area D. cold anabatic wind 584. the wind normally A. cold katabatic wind C. occurring only in mid-latitudes and in daytime 585. in unstable atmospheres C. friction between the air and the ground D. veers and increases C.

If the wind is from the south you are gaining altitude C. You are flying from east to west in the northern hemisphere at the 500 hPa pressure surface. clouds can not be formed 587. a high risk of thunderstorms 590. clouds can be formed B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. except when eddies exist. curved lines and friction is involved. If you have a tail wind you are losing altitude 588. straight lines and no friction is involved. The surface wind is veered compared to the wind at 3000 feet and is usually weaker. but the surface wind is weaker. 591. straight lines and friction is involved. 589. convective clouds can be dissolved C. Geostrophic wind is the wind when isobars are A. stratified clouds can be dissolved D. caused by obstacles D. caused by friction C. curved lines and no friction is involved C. Fair weather cumulus often is an indication of A.html (110 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . poor visibility at surface C. Which of the following statements is correct? A. What relationship exists between the wind at 3000 feet and the surface wind? A. They are practically the same. the coriolis force tends to balance with the horizontal pressure gradient force B. D. The wind at 3000 feet is parallel to the isohypses and the surface wind direction is across the isobars toward the low pressure and the surface wind is weaker.Meteorology by Beuk A. http://www. The wind tends to follow the contour lines (isohypses) above the friction layer because A. If the wind is from the north you are gaining altitude B. smooth flying conditions below the cloud level D. If you have a head wind you are gaining altitude D. the friction of the air with the earth's surface gives the airflow a diversion perpendicular to the gradient force. contour lines are lines that connect points with the same wind speed in the upper air C. B.the-beuk. B. turbulence at and below the cloud level B. the coriolis force acts perpendicular on a line that connects high and low pressure system D. They have the same direction.

friction http://www. backs in the friction layer and veers above the friction layer C. in A. earth's rotation. pressure gradient 595. height. always lower D. centripetal force. falling pressure and likely formation of clouds B. veers in the friction layer and veers above the friction layer B. always higher C. rising pressure and likely formation of clouds C. the mountain wind blows A. earth's rotation. geographic latitude B. rising pressure and likely dissipation of clouds D. density. backs in the friction layer and backs above the friction layer 597. The difference between geostrophic wind and gradient wind is caused by A. The wind speed in a system with curved isobars compared to a system with straight isobars is (other conditions being the same) A. Ahead of a warm front (northern hemisphere) the wind direction changes from the surface up to the tropopause. near the surface.Meteorology by Beuk 592. at night down from the mountains B. geographic latitude. The geostrophic wind depends on A. curvature of isobars B. higher if curvature is cyclonic 593. at night up from the valley C.the-beuk. falling pressure and likely dissipation of clouds 594. during the day down from the mountains D. during the day up from the valley 596. geographic latitude. higher if curvature is anticyclonic B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. centripetal force. height D. Divergence in the upper air results.html (111 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . veers in the friction layer and backs above the friction layer D. centripetal force C. In a mountain-valley wind circulation. The effect of this change is that the wind A.

angle between isobars and surface wind direction tends to be greatest in the early afternoon D. dry and warm downslope wind. temperature C. local time. wind speed. sand. slope of pressure surfaces 598. surface wind speed tends to be highest during the early afternoon B. The vertical extent of the friction layer depends primarily on A. Bora 603. horizontal pressure gradient B. Foehn B. The Chinook is a A. density of the air 602. The geostrophic wind speed is directly proportional to the A. horizontal temperature gradients D. stability. temperature. produced by prior enforced ascent of air over hills or mountains is known as a A. downslope wind that occurs particularly at night as air cools along mountain slopes D. wind tends to back from early morning until early afternoon 600. warm anabatic wind up the slopes of snowfields or glaciers 601. A strong.the-beuk. temperature. very cold wind with blowing snow C. environmental lapse rate 599. A dry.Meteorology by Beuk C. sine of latitude D. Scirocco C. roughness of surface. wind speed. roughness of surface. During periods of prolonged clear skies associated with anticyclonic conditions. surface wind speed tends to be highest at night C. roughness of surface B.and dust-laden North Easterly wind that blows in winter over large parts of North West Africa is known as a http://www. local time D. curvature of isobars C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.html (112 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . the A. Mistral D. warm and dry wind that forms as air descends on the leeward side of the Rocky Mountains B.

a cold front C. continuously backing B. Scirocco C.the-beuk. veers with height if cold air is advected in the northern hemisphere 605. centripetal forces C. advection fog http://www.html (113 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . fog or low cloud B. When the temperature and dew point are less than one degree apart the weather conditions are most likely to be A. is perpendicular to the horizontal pressure gradient force B. the inbalance of the horizontal gradient force and the Coriolis force D. An observer on the northern hemisphere is under influence of the wind system of a depression. always increases with increasing height D. continuously veering C. initially veering. the curvature of the isobars 606. high scattered clouds D. Harmattan B.Meteorology by Beuk A. For this observer the wind direction is A. initially backing. clear and cool C. is directly proportional to the density of the air C. Pampero D. then veering D. unlimited visibility 608. calm night when the temperature has dropped to the dewpoint. Khamsin 604. radiation fog B. which is moving from West to East. Geostrophic wind A. frictional forces B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The centre of the depression passes to the South of the observer. In a low pressure system the convergence at the surface is caused by A. is likely to produce A. The morning following a clear. then backing 607.

reported when visibility is less than 2000m C. are frozen C. a light drizzle falls C. good clear weather 609. a cold front just passed D. in advance of a warm front B. Steaming fog (arctic sea smoke) occurs in air A. cold moist air flows over warmer water 610. dust particles are trapped below an inversion B. Frontal fog is most likely to occur A. that is stable 611. Runway Visual Range (RVR) is A. in winter in the early morning 612. reported in AIRMET and METAR http://www.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Visibility is reduced by haze when A. that is absolutely stable D. in rear of a warm front C. warm moist air flows over a warmer surface D.html (114 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Freezing fog exists if fog droplets A. are supercooled B. usually better than visibility B. with cold mass properties B. Advection fog can be formed when A.the-beuk. freeze when temperature falls below zero 614. are freezing very rapidly D. warm moist air flows over a colder surface B. small water droplets are present 613. cold moist air flows over a warmer surface C. with warm mass properties C.Meteorology by Beuk D. in summer in the early morning D.

If the pressure surfaces bulge upwards in all levels then the pressure system is a A. normally disappears at night and occurs almost exclusively in summer D. A cold pool A. and altostratus. the warm front overtakes the cold front C. Moist air over land during clear night with little wind B. in association with occluded systems C. warm low 619. Advection of very cold air over much warmer sea 616. develops usually in winter when very unstable maritime polar or maritime arctic air currents stream southwards along the eastern side of an extensive ridge of high pressure. trade wind front D.Meteorology by Beuk D.the-beuk. followed by sheets of cirrus and cirrostratus. Which of the following circumstances most favour the development of radiation fog? A. The sun is obscured as the altostratus thickens and drizzle or rain begins to fall. the cold air is lifted 617. wispy cirrus. warm front B. Maritime tropical air flowing over cold sea D. cold low C. measured with ceilometers alongside the runway 615. cold front C. warm high B. the warm front becomes a front aloft D. cold high D. In a warm front occlusion A. is usually most evident in the circulation and temperature fields of the middle troposphere and may show little or no sign on a surface chart B. sea-breeze front 618. The cloud base is lowering as Nimbostratus arrives.html (115 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The first clouds are thin. Warm moist air at the windward side of a mountain C. occurs frequently in winter to the south of the Alps when this region is under the influence of cold north-westerly airstream http://www. These phenomena describe the approach of a A. the warm air is lifted B.

The transition from SW to NE monsoon in India occurs in A. August. moving from east to west. subsidence inversion B. wave in a trade wind belt. February. April 623. small scale wave disturbance in the tropics. with severe convective activity ahead of its trough C. friction inversion C. wave-like disturbance in the monsoon regime of India. with severe convective activity ahead of its trough D. a cold anticyclone/steering depressions/situated over Scandinavia 622. situated between 50°N and 70°N/a cold anticyclone/steering depressions D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. December. September. It does not change its position over the oceans during the year D. A blocking anticyclone in the northern hemisphere is A.Meteorology by Beuk 620. radiation inversion D. with severe convective activity in rear of its trough 625. An easterly wave is a A. The prevailing surface wind in the area of the west coast of Africa north of the equator (gulf of http://www. There are frequent occurrences of CB B. February D. March. disturbance in the higher levels associated with the equatorial easterly jet. The stable layer at some height in the low troposphere of an older high pressure area in the midlatitudes is called A. It lies totally in the northern hemisphere in July and totally in the southern hemisphere in January C. quasi stationary/situated between 50°N and 70°N/a cold anticyclone C. July. moving from east to west. January.the-beuk.html (116 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . It is an area of low pressure and low relative humidity 624. trade wind inversion 621. November B. moving from east to west. with severe convective activity in rear of its trough B. October. a warm anticyclone/quasi stationary/situated between 50°N and 70°N B. moving from east to west. September C. Which of the following statements concerning the intertropical convergence zone is true? A.

when strong ground inversions are present and near thunderstorms B. The most hazardous type of cloud that may be encountered on a cross country flight is A. SW monsoon in summer and NE tradewind in winter B. stratocumulus C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Initial stage C. a change of horizontal wind direction and/or speed with height B. During the life cycle of a thunderstorm. Mature stage D. The most dangerous low level wind shears are encountered A. cumulonimbus B. which stage is characterized predominantly by downdrafts? A. NE tradewind in summer and SE tradewind in winter D. Tornado stage http://www. The significant weather that is observed at the time given on the chart C. The significant weather forecast for a period 6 hours after the time given on the chart 627. The significant weather forecast for the time given on the chart B.html (117 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . in areas with layered clouds and wind speeds higher than 35 kt C. Dissipating stage B. a change of vertical wind speed with horizontal distance C. cirrus 630. SW monsoon in winter and NE monsoon in summer C.the-beuk. a horizontal shear of vertical wind 629. cumulus D. a change of horizontal wind direction and/or speed with horizontal distance D. What information is given on a Significant Weather Chart? A. NE monsoon in winter and SE tradewind in summer 626. 628. Vertical wind shear is A.Meteorology by Beuk Guinea) is a A. near valleys and at the windward side of mountains. The significant weather in a period 3 hours before and 3 hours after the time given on the chart D. during any period when wind speed is greater than 35 kt and near valleys D.

A gust front is A. Severe squall lines always move from northwest to southeast 634.the-beuk. has a diameter up to 4 km B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Frequent lightning D. Large hail stones A. Temperate 636. are entirely composed of clear ice D. Roll cloud C. For severe squall lines a TAF is issued D. has a life time of more than 30 minutes C. formed by the cold air outflow from a thunderstorm B. is always associated with thunderstorms D. only occur in frontal thunderstorms 633. Subtropical D. another name for a cold front 635. A microburst with its damaging winds at the surface A. Severe squall lines only occur in the tropics C. Rain or hail at the surface 632. characterized by heavy lightning D. What feature is normally associated with the initial stage of a thunderstorm? A. In which of the following areas is the highest frequency of thunderstorms encountered ? A. For severe squall lines a SIGMET is issued B. Tropical B.Meteorology by Beuk 631. Polar C. occurs only in tropical areas http://www. normally encountered directly below a thunderstorm C. Continuous updraft B. are typically associated with severe thunderstorms B.html (118 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . only occur in thunderstorms of mid-latitudes C. Which of the statements is true concerning squall lines ? A.

Meteorology by Beuk 637. At the surface the lifetime of a typical microburst and the diameter of the area affected by damaging winds are in the order of A. In which stage of the life cycle of a single thunderstorm cell occur both up.and downdrafts simultaneously? A. Nimbostratus 639. gusts associated with a well developed Bora D. 100 to 150 metres B. Mature stage B.html (119 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . water or ice particles falling out of a cloud that evaporate before reaching the ground B. Thunderstorms can occur on a warm front if the A. With which type of cloud are tornadoes associated ? A. cold air is moist and the environmental lapse rate exceeds the saturated adiabatic lapse rate 638. 30-40 minutes and 4 km http://www.the-beuk. strong downdraughts in the polar jet stream. in the order of 10 km 640. cold air is moist and the environmental lapse rate is less than the dry adiabatic lapse rate C. Cumulus stage C. 1-5 minutes and 4 km B. In all stages 641. Stratus D. Cumulus mediocris C. about 2 to 6 km D. Fallstreaks or virga are A. warm air is moist and the environmental lapse rate is less than the saturated adiabatic lapse rate D. Cumulonimbus B. The diameter of a typical tornado is A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Dissipating stage D. warm air is moist and the environmental lapse rate exceeds the saturated adiabatic lapse rate B. associated with jet streaks C. only a few metres C. strong katabatic winds in mountainous areas and accompanied by heavy precipitation 642.

Meteorology by Beuk C. Clear ice is formed when supercooled droplets are A. large and at a temperature just below freezing B. 5-10 minutes and 12 km 643. neither added nor lost B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. clouds but not in precipitation C. clouds.html (120 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . at any time of the year B. rapidly and do not spread out B. slowly and do not spread out C. Supercooled droplets are always A. 5-15 minutes and 8 km D. 648. at a temperature below -60°C 646. During the formation of rime ice in flight. at a temperature below freezing B. Supercooled droplets can be encountered A. small and at a temperature just below freezing C. only in winter above 10000 FT D. fog and precipitation B. During an adiabatic process heat is A. large and at a temperature below freezing D. of any size at temperatures below -35°C. clouds but not in fog 644. added http://www. Supercooled droplets can occur in A. water droplets freeze A. small and at a temperature below freezing C. precipitation but not in clouds D. in winter only in high clouds C. slowly and spread out D. small and freeze rapidly D. rapidly and spread out 645. only in winter at high altitude 647.the-beuk.

added but the result is an overall loss 649. 0. Temperature in degrees C. Assume the station is at MSL.6°C B. +2 6000. indicates temperatures below -40°C http://www. The decrease in temperature.-6 10000. surface visibility is most likely to be restricted by A. Which of the following statements is correct ?'' A.-2 8000. 0. +12 2000. haze C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. per 100 metres. +15 surface+15. coincides with a dry adiabatic lapse rate C.5°C D. 2°C C.25 hPa the true altitude of an aircraft would actually be higher than the indicated altitude. 1°C C. A vertical temperature profile indicates the possibility of severe icing when the temperature profile A.-12 18000. 1°C B. The temperature at 10000 FT is in agreement with the temperature in the ICAO Standard Atmosphere.-10 12000.5°C 650. +6 4000.65°C D. in an unsaturated rising parcel of air is A.-11 16000. 20000. B.html (121 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . ''The following temperatures have been observed over a station at 1200 UTC. low stratus 653. The decrease in temperature. In unstable air. Height in feet. The height of the freezing level over the station is approximately 12000 FT. per 100 metres.the-beuk. in a saturated rising parcel of air at lower level of the atmosphere is approximately A. D.Meteorology by Beuk C. drizzle D.35°C 651. Assuming that the MSL pressure is 1013.-10 14000. 0. 1. The layer between 16000 and 18000 FT is absolutely unstable 652. C. 0. lost D. showers of rain or snow B. intersects the 0°C isotherm twice B.

In the vicinity of industrial areas. moist air is heavier than dry air C. SWC and SIGMET B. METAR and SIGMET D. mainly in the form of freezing rain or freezing drizzle B. indicates temperatures above 3°C 654. there is a low level inversion B. cumulus clouds have developed in the afternoon D. a rapid moving cold front has just passed the area 657. The rate of cooling of ascending saturated air is less than the rate of cooling of ascending unsaturated air because: A. 0°C C. mainly in the form of freezing hail or freezing snow 656. TAF and METAR C. only in the precipitation of a cold front C.Meteorology by Beuk D. Freezing precipitation occurs A. only in the precipitation of a warm front D. If the surface temperature is 15°C . the surface wind is strong and gusty C. -15°C B. then the temperature at 10000 FT in a current of ascending unsaturated air is: A.html (122 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .the-beuk. water vapour absorbs the incoming heat from the sun 658. An inversion is A. 5°C D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. smoke is most likely to affect surface visibility when A. TAF and SIGMET 655. water vapour doesn't cool as rapidly as dry air D. heat is released during the condensation process B. A pilot is warned of severe icing at certain flight levels by information supplied in A. an increase of temperature with height http://www. -5°C 659.

is heavy and is difficult to remove from the aircraft surfaces B.Meteorology by Beuk B. An air mass is unstable when A. is translucent and only forms at the leading edges C. water vapour turning directly into ice crystals on the aircraft surface B. a decrease of pressure with height D. dry adiabatic lapse rate D. an increase of pressure with height C. This temperature change is called: A. normal lapse rate 661. pressure shows a marked variation over a given horizontal area D. droplets forming on the aircraft and then freezing D. environmental lapse rate B. freezing rain striking the aircraft C. an ascending parcel of air continues to rise to a considerable height. supercooled water droplets B.html (123 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . An air mass is stable when http://www. Clear ice is dangerous because it A.the-beuk. a decrease of temperature with height 660. frozen minute snow flakes D. ice crystals 662. small super-cooled droplets striking the aircraft 664. saturated adiabatic lapse rate C. temperature increases with height 665. Hoar frost forms on an aircraft as a result of A. temperature and humidity are not constant C. is not translucent and forms at the leading edges D. spreads out and contains many air particles 663.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. In still air the temperature decreases at an average of 1. frozen water droplets C. B.2°C per 100 m increase in altitude. Freezing fog consists of A.

Meteorology by Beuk A. immediately after sunset C. temperature in a given area drops off very rapidly with height C. rime ice D. Dry adiabatic lapse rate D. B. supercooled droplets freezing on impact 669. From which of the following pieces of information can the stability of the atmosphere be derived? A. Pressure at the surface 670. supercooled water droplets spreading during the freezing process B. hoar frost C. cumulus clouds 668. the passage of cold front C. cloudy ice http://www. The type of icing that occurs in dense clouds with large supercooled drops that have a temperature of -5°C is most likely to be A. advection fog D. during the early afternoon B. water vapour freezing to the aircraft C. turbulence caused by solar heating is most pronounced A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. On a clear summer day. Environmental lapse rate B.the-beuk. about midmorning 667. the lapse rate is 1°C per 100 m 666. Surface temperature C. during early morning hours before sunrise D. pressure is constant D. A significant inversion at low height is a characteristic of A. clear ice B. ice pellets splattering on the aircraft D. Clear ice forms as a result of A.html (124 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . the vertical motion of a rising parcel of air tends to become weaker and disappears. nocturnal radiation B.

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671. In order to reduce QFE to QNH, which of the following item(s) must be known ? A. Elevation of the airfield B. Temperature at the airfield C. Elevation of the airfield and the temperature at MSL D. Elevation of the airfield and the temperature at the airfield 672. Which statement is true for hurricanes in the North Atlantic? A. From the earth's surface up to the tropopause the core is warmer than its surroundings B. They intensify rapidly after landfall C. The diameter is 50-500 m D. Their greatest frequency of occurrence is in winter 673. Assume that an aircraft is flying in the northern hemisphere at the 500 hPa pressure surface on a heading of 270 degrees. Which of the following statements is correct? A. If in this pressure surface the wind comes from the direction 360 degrees, then true altitude is increasing B. If in this pressure surface the wind comes from the direction 180 degrees, then true altitude is increasing C. If in this pressure surface the wind comes from the direction 270 degrees, then true altitude is increasing D. If in this pressure surface the wind comes from the direction 090 degrees, then true altitude is increasing 674. Which of the following statements concerning jet streams is correct? A. In the northern hemisphere both westerly and easterly jet streams occur B. In the northern hemisphere only westerly jet streams occur C. In the southern hemisphere no jet streams occur D. In the southern hemisphere only easterly jet streams occur 675. Under which of the following conditions is the most severe CAT likely to be experienced ? A. A curved jet stream near a deep trough B. A jet stream, with great spacing between the isotherms C. A westerly jet stream at low latitudes in the summer D. A straight jet stream near a low pressure area 676. An aircraft is flying at FL 180 in the northern hemisphere with a crosswind from the left. Which of the following is correct concerning its true altitude ?
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A. It decreases B. It increases C. It remains constant D. Without knowing temperatures at FL 180 this question can not be answered. 677. A layer is absolutely unstable if the temperature decrease with height is A. more than 1°C per 100m B. between 1°C per 100m and 0.65°C per 100m C. 0.65°C per 100m D. less than 0.65°C per 100m 678. A layer in which the temperature remains constant with height is A. absolutely stable B. unstable C. neutral D. conditionally unstable 679. A layer in which the temperature increases with height is A. absolutely stable B. absolutely unstable C. conditionally unstable D. neutral 680. A layer in which the temperature decreases with 1°C per 100m increasing altitude is A. neutral for dry air B. absolutely stable C. absolutely unstable D. conditionally unstable 681. If in a 100 m thick layer the temperature at the bottom of the layer is 10°C and at the top of the layer is 8°C then this layer is A. absolutely unstable B. absolutely stable C. conditionally unstable D. neutral

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682. An inversion is A. an absolutely stable layer B. a conditionally unstable layer C. an unstable layer D. a layer that can be either stable or unstable 683. Below a low level inversion visibility is often A. moderate or poor because there is no vertical exchange B. very good at night C. very good in the early morning D. moderate or poor due to heavy snow showers. 684. Above and below a low level inversion the wind is likely to A. change significantly in speed and direction B. change in speed but not in direction C. change in direction but not in speed D. experience little or no change in speed and direction 685. Which of the following is true concerning an aircraft that is flying at FL180 in the northern hemisphere, where wind is geostrophic and the true altitude remains constant ? A. There is no cross wind B. There is a cross wind from the left C. There is a cross wind from the right D. Without knowing temperature at FL 180 this question can not be answered 686. Which of the following statements concerning the core of a polar front jet stream is correct ? A. It lies at a height where there is no horizontal temperature gradient; the slope of the pressure surfaces at the height of the core is at its maximum B. It and its surface projection lie in the warm air C. It lies in the warm air; its pressure surfaces are horizontal at the height of the core D. It lies in the cold air; the wind reverses direction at the height of the core 687. On a particular day part of a polar front jet stream runs from north to south in the northern hemisphere. This means that A. the polar air is below and to the east of the core of the jet B. the polar air is on the eastern side and above the core of the jet
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the whole year from the North East D. for six month from the North West and for six month from the South East C. The validity of a TAF is A. NE trade winds B. below the core of the jet the horizontal temperature gradient runs from north to south D. pressure altimeter will overread by 552 FT 689. topography is 552 meters above MSL D. pressure is 552 hPa C. Which of the following statements concerning trade winds is correct? A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. SW winds throughout the whole year 691. SW monsoon in July and a NE monsoon in January B.Meteorology by Beuk C. above the core of the jet the horizontal temperature gradient runs from north to south 688. They reach up to the tropopause and are more pronounced over the continents C. They occur only in the lower part of the troposphere and more pronounced over the oceans B. They occur only in the lower part of the troposphere and are more pronounced over the continents 690. They reach up to the tropopause and are more pronounced over the oceans D. An isohypse of the 500 hPa pressure surface is labelled with the number 552. SW monsoon in July and a SE monsoon in January C. SE trade winds D. the whole year from the South East 693. stated in the TAF http://www. NE monsoon in July and a SW monsoon in January D. Along the West coast of India the prevailing winds are the A. topography is 552 decameters above MSL B.the-beuk.html (128 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . In the central part of the Atlantic Ocean between 10°N and 20°N the prevailing winds are A. NE monsoon in winter and SW monsoon in summer C. for six month from the North East and for six month from the South West B. SE monsoon in July and a SW monsoon in January 692. This means that for all points on the isohypse the A. On the West coast of India it can be said in general that the wind blows A.

meteorological and operational information B. grid north 699. a SIGMET D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. low level wind shear has not been reported D. heavy aircraft only 698. no low drifting snow is present B. both a TAF and a METAR 697. only meteorological information C. only operational information 695. between 6 and 9 hours D. any CB's have a base above 5000 FT 696. magnetic north C. 9 hours from the time of issue 694. light aircraft only C.the-beuk. true north B. The wind direction in a METAR is measured relative to A. ATIS information contains A. A SPECI is http://www. If CAVOK is reported then A. 2 hours C. VFR operations only D. Runway visual range can be reported in A. SIGMET information is issued as a warning for significant weather to A. operational information and if necessary meteorological information D. all aircraft B. a METAR B. no clouds are present C. the 0-meridian D. a TAF C.html (129 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .Meteorology by Beuk B.

Which of the following conditions gives the highest value of the QNH? A. 1 hour C.and C-position C. average value of the A-. an aviation routine weather report C. 3 hours 701. The QNH is equal to the QFE if A. the highest terrain within a radius of 8 km from the observation station 703. a forecast for special weather phenomena 700. T actual = T standard C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. B. The pressure altitude is equal to the true altitude if http://www.html (130 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . elevation = 1200 FT (366m) D. QFE = 1003 hPa. 2 hours D.Meteorology by Beuk A.the-beuk. an aviation special weather report B.and C-position 702. is the height above A.5 hour B. B. QFE = 995 hPa. The cloud base. On the European continent METARs of main airports are compiled and distributed with intervals of A. elevation = 1200 FT (366m) C. airfield level B. elevation = 1600 FT (488m) B. a warning for special weather phenomena D. 0. QFE = 995 hPa. is always the A. lowest value of the A-. elevation = 1200 FT (366m) 705. the elevation = 0 B. B. mean sea level C. reported in the METAR. highest value of the A-. as reported in a METAR. T actual < T standard 704. The RVR. QFE = 1000 hPa. T actual > T standard D. the pressure altitude of the observation station at the time of observation D. value representative of the touchdown zone B.and C-position D.

The QNH of a field on a nearby island with an elevation of 4000 FT is 1025 hPa and the temperature is -20°C. A wide body takes off on a clear night in Dhahran. Direction relative to magnetic north and speed in km/h D. What is your pressure altimeter reading when landing if 1025 hPa is set in the subscale? A. the indicated altitude is equal to the pressure altitude 706. Shortly after take off the aircraft's rate of climb drops to zero. is the separation layer between the stratosphere and atmosphere D.Meteorology by Beuk A. The troposphere A. ''Given the following METAR: EDDM 250850Z 33005KT 2000 R26R/P1500N R26L/1500N BR SCT002 OVC003 05/05 Q1025 NOSIG Which of the following statements is correct ?'' A.25 hPa at the surface D. Saudi Arabia. the air pressure is 1013.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. You must make an emergency landing at sea. a very strong temperature inversion B. More than 0 FT. low relative humidity 710. the outside air temperature is standard for that height C.the-beuk. sand/dust in the engines C. reaches the same height at all latitudes 708. very pronounced downdrafts D. Visibility is reduced by water droplets http://www. has a greater vertical extent above the equator than above the poles B. This can be due to A. 4000 FT 707. contains all oxygen of the stratosphere C. but less than 4000 FT D. What values are used for the forecasted wind at higher levels? A.html (131 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Direction relative to grid north and speed in km/h 709. Direction relative to magnetic north and speed in knots C. Less than 0 FT B. standard atmospheric conditions occur B. 0 FT C. Direction relative to true north and speed in knots B.

300 hPa C.400 hPa D. where would the area of most severe turbulence be located? http://www. cold catabatic wind with gusts associated with a maritime air mass D. above 15 kt 716. 500 . about 200 metres C. 400 .the-beuk. 300 . squally warm catabatic wind which occurs mainly in summer C. 600 . QNH 714. The Bora is a A. between 10 and 15 kt C. When severe mountain waves are present. Flight visibility from the cockpit during approach in a tropical downpour can decrease to minimal A.500 hPa 713. QFE C. tens of metres B.200 hPa B. There is a distinct change in RVR observed C. QFF B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. between 5 and 10 kt D. cold catabatic wind with the possibility of violent gusts B. Isobars on a surface chart are lines of equal A. The range of wind speed in which radiation fog is most likely to form is: A. QNE D. below 5 kt B. about 1000 metres 712. about 500 metres D.Meteorology by Beuk B. In what hPa range is an upper weather chart for FL 340 situated? A. cold catabatic wind always associated with clouds and heavy showers 715. RVR on runway 26R is increasing 711. Runway 26R and runway 26L have the same RVR D.html (132 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .

Above the tropopause no turbulence occurs 720. On the windward side of the mountain range D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Maximum mixing ratio 718. Difference between temperature and dewpoint temperature C. Lightning strikes always cause heavy damage D. Spherical lightnings often penetrate into aircraft C. Airframe icing can occur in clear air B. Mountain waves are always accompanied by rotor clouds D. In the rotor zone B.Meteorology by Beuk A. VC denotes not at the aerodrome but not within 8 nm D. HZ is reported only when visibility is reduced to 2000 m or less C. At the equator horizontal motions do not induce any horizontal Coriolis force B.the-beuk. Compasses and electronics are always affected 719. Which of the following statements about lightnings and lightning strikes is correct? A. The aircraft is temporarily part of the lightning trajectory B. Just above the cap cloud C. Haze is a reduction of visibility due to the presence of water vapour C. In gradient wind the Coriolis force is in balance with the horizontal pressure gradient force and the frictional force 721. When BR is reported then the visibility is more than 1000 m but less than 8000 m http://www. The Coriolis force is inversely proportional to the sine of latitude C. FG is reported only when visibility is reduced by water droplets or ice crystals to less than 1000 m B. Which of the following statements is correct? A. Which of the following statements is correct? A. Mixing ratio B. The Coriolis force is directed in the same sense at all latitudes D. Which of the following quantities remains unchanged if unsaturated air is lifted until it reaches the lifting condensation level? A. Maximum vapour pressure D. Which of the following statements is correct? A.html (133 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Just below the tropopause 717.

Meteorology by Beuk 722. the aircraft will take off within the normal runway length D. 200 nautical miles. 18000 feet 727.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The length. appreciate that: A. 150 nautical miles. the aircraft should be sprayed with de-icing with fluid of the correct type B. 1000 nautical miles. During periods of undisturbed radiation weather. Mature stage C. Which statement is correct for microbursts ? A. They occur in the tropics only D. nothing particular will happen during take-off 726. The crew notice a slight glistening on top of the wings. under these conditions. there is no risk of ice accretion C. 5000 to 8000 feet. The jet streams are Easterly C. The wings look clear though. Anvil stage D. 1000 nautical miles. angle between isobars and surface wind direction tends to be greatest in the mid afternoon http://www.html (134 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . The pilot should. 1000 nautical miles. 5 nautical miles. In the friction layer the wind backs with increasing height B. They only develop below convective clouds with heavy rain C. The wind veers at the passage of a cold front D. 18000 feet B. If the wind veers with increasing height then warm air is advected 724. 30000 feet D. surface wind speed tends to be highest during the mid afternoon B. Which statement is correct for the southern hemisphere? A. With the development of a thunderstorm. width and height of a typical mid-latitude jet stream are respectively A. Their downdraft is warmer than the surroundings 723. 30000 feet C. at what stage will there be only updraughts of air? A. During the winter an aircraft is parked overnight prior to an early morning departure. the A. Initial stage B. The diameter of the affected area on the surface does not exceed 4 km B. surface wind speed tends to be highest at night C.the-beuk. 150 nautical miles. overland. Dissipating stage 725.

The wind is geostrophic and there is a cross wind from the right all the time. increase. the airport must be at MSL B. There are always rotor clouds C. decrease C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Which statement is correct for an absolutely unstable atmosphere? http://www. decrease. the airport must be at MSL and the conditions must be as in the ISA D. remains constant C. If the QFE. increase B. becomes equal to the temperature of the isothermal layer 729. wind tends to back from early morning until early afternoon 728. The axis of a rotor is horizontal and perpendicular to the mountains 731.the-beuk. a cumulus that only occurs in association with the ITCZ 730. the conditions must be as in the ISA C. a cumulus with little vertical development D. the 1013. a remnant of a CB C. only if the pressure at the surface is decreasing on your route D. So long as it remains unsaturated.25 hPa level must be at MSL 733. A. a cumulus that is of great vertical extent B. Which statement is correct concerning a mountain ridge where a marked mountain wave has been reported ? A. Your true altitude will A. QNH and QFF of an airport have the same value. the temperature of the parcel A. Ragged altocumulus lenticularis is an indication for the presence of moderate/severe turbulence at the level of these clouds B. only if the temperature at your flight level is rising on your route 732. A cumulus congestus is A. A parcel of unsaturated air is forced to rise through an isothermal layer. decreases 0.html (135 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .Meteorology by Beuk D.65°C per 100 m D. You are flying at FL 340 (250 hPa) on the northern hemisphere. decreases 1°C per 100 m B. The atmosphere is unstable at the level of the mountain tops D.

then veers 738. equal over both surfaces D. in the friction layer mixing occurs by turbulence and the condensation level is situated below the top of the turbulent layer B. The maximum vapour pressure over a flat supercooled water surface and the maximum vapour pressure over a flat ice surface of the same temperature are compared. Which of the following statements is correct? A.html (136 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . visibility is good between showers B. The types of fog just in advance and just after the passage are respectively A. For this observer the wind A. the dry adiabatic lapse rate is more than 1°C / 100 m 734. frontal fog and advection fog B. smaller over the water surface C. advection fog and radiation fog C. backs B. veers C.Meteorology by Beuk A. clouds are mainly of the stratiform type D. Stratus formed by turbulence will occur when A. greater over the water surface B. initially backs. arctic smoke and frontal fog D. the environmental lapse rate is less than 1°C / 100 m C. the wind speed is greater than 10 kt and the condensation level is situated just above the turbulent layer D. absolute instability exists at low level 735. The centre of the depression passes from west to east and south of the observer. the wind speed is less than 10 kt and the air is heated by the earth's surface C.the-beuk. initially veers. advection fog and steaming fog 736. A stationary observer in the northern hemisphere is situated in front of a depression. the same over both surfaces if the air pressure is the same 737. The passage of a warm front can be associated with areas of fog.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The Bergeron-Findeisen process is mainly based on the difference of maximum vapour pressure over http://www. then backs D. The maximum vapour pressure is A.

A squally wind up to great heights 741. In the tropics stratiform precipitation does not occur 739. Low pressure area in the western part of the Mediterranean sea http://www. haze. A little increase in wind speed and little veering of the wind up to a height of 5000 FT D.Meteorology by Beuk water and over ice of the same temperature B. heavy showers. advection fog C. warm high pressure area 740. followed by a long clear night. lightning strikes B. is greatest in the following temperature range: A. mist. What is a favourable synoptic situation for the development of a Scirocco? A. After a sunny day. lightning strikes. A large but gradual increase in wind speed and large but gradual veering of the wind up to a height of 5000 FT C. wind gusts. squalls. tornadoes. thunderstorms. stratocumulus. -23°C to -40°C D. in a vertical cross section. cold low pressure area C. wind lulls. hail. At mid-latitudes the coalescense process is usually the initial process in the formation of precipitation D. -40°C to -60°C 742. 0°C to -23°C B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. according to meteorological rules. squalls. lightning strikes. What do you expect? A. hail. heavy showers. wind gusts. Convective weather phenomena include A. A sudden strong increase in wind speed and strong veering of the wind a short time after take-off B. the lower situated pressure surfaces bulge upward and the higher situated pressure surfaces bulge downward is a A. hail. +5°C to 0°C C. the easterly surface wind is weak. The pressure system indicated when. light rain over a large area D. low level wind maximum 743. tornadoes. The principle of the Bergeron-Findeisen process is mainly based on the difference in size of the cloud elements C. cold high pressure area B.the-beuk.html (137 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . hail. Though the pressure gradient is rather large. thunderstorms. The field is not situated close to the coast. In mature Cb's the probability of severe icing. warm low pressure area D. you take-off from an airfield at mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere an hour before sunrise.

Atlantic Ocean at 20°S D. Pacific Ocean at 2°N 747. only occur in winter 749. They move with a speed of at least 60 kt 748. Cold air pools A. Gulf of Bengal.Meteorology by Beuk B. Indian Ocean at 20°S. Which statement about hurricanes in the North Atlantic is correct? A. Gulf of Bengal. High pressure area over Italy C. you are listening to the ATIS on 15 July at 0700 LT. moist air in the lower part 746. dry air in the upper part D. Atlantic Ocean at 2°S C. The stability in a layer increases by advection of A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. cold air in the lower part B.html (138 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Arctic smoke D. India. can easily be recognized on synoptic surface charts C. Which type of fog can NOT be formed over water? A.73°E ) on the west coast of India. Caribbean Sea. High pressure area in the western part of the Mediterranean sea 744. are most evident in the temperature and wind fields of the upper levels B. They intensify after landfall C. Extension of the Azores high pressure area over the Alps D. Australia. warm air in the lower part C. Over which areas can tropical cyclones occur ? A. Advection fog C. Arabic Sea. Their eye can be well observed by weather satellites B. Caribbean Sea. Which of the following reports is most likely ? http://www. Radiation fog B. only occur at mid-latitudes D.the-beuk. During the approach of Bombay ( 19°N . Indian Ocean east of Madagascar B. They move towards the equator D. Frontal fog 745.

02005KT CAVOK 24/09 Q1030 NOSIG= D. cooling at night D. The layer just above the tropopause is absolutely stable B.html (139 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Arctic air C.Meteorology by Beuk A. evaporation of moisture at the surface 753. 30012KT 9999 SCT030 SCT200 20/16 Q1025 BECMG 4000 BR= 750. 05013KT 3500 MIFG SCT003 BKN005 19/14 Q1012 BECMG 8000= C. Which statement concerning the tropopause is correct? A.the-beuk. The temperature at the tropopause is approximately -80°C over the Poles and approximately -40°C over the equator 751. What is the temperature at 20.000 FT in the ICAO Standard Atmosphere? A. Polar air D. condensation of air saturated by adiabatic cooling C. temperature 755. -30°C 752. condensation of air saturated by evaporation of precipitation B. The approximate elevation of the http://www. -20°C D. relative humidity C. Equatorial air B. With all other quantities being constant. air pressure B. 25014KT 4500 SHRA SCT015 BKN025CB 25/24 Q1006 NOSIG= B. In the ICAO standard atmosphere the tropopause lies lower over the Poles than over the equator D. Above the tropopause no clear air turbulence occurs C. Frontal fog can be formed by A. -15°C C. -25°C B. Tropical air 754. the density of the atmosphere increases with increasing A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. stability D. For a given airfield the QFE is 980 hPa and the QNH is 1000 hPa. Which type of air mass never occurs over central Europe ? A.

A cloud consisting of both supercooled water droplets and ice crystals produces aircraft icing B. Cloud temperature and droplet size http://www.the-beuk. D. Flying in dense cirrus clouds. C. C. B. 540 metres D. Altocumulus and altostratus. B. Which of the following cloud types are most likely to produce light to moderate icing when they are not subject to orographic lifting and consist of supercooled cloud droplets? A. Level flight in snowfall below a nimbostratus layer. Risk for icing increases when cloud temperature decreases well below minus 12 degrees C. A winter day in northern Europe with a thick layer of stratocumulus clouds and temperature close to zero degrees C at ground level. Which one of the following statements concerning the formation of aircraft icing is most correct ? A. Probability of icing increases when dry snow starts to fall from a cloud. Decreasing visibility due to snowfall below cloud base. B.html (140 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Reduced visibility and light icing in clouds D. Stratus and cumulonimbus D. Stratocumulus and cirrostratus C. you can expect: A. 760. Severe icing may occur in the upper part due to accumulation of large droplets.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Level flight below a rain producing cloud when OAT is below zero degrees C. In which of the following situations is an aircraft most susceptible to icing ? A. Turbulence due to a strong inversion. Which of the following factors have the greatest effect on the formation of the various types of ice on an aircraft ? A. A high probability for icing in clouds. C. D. 757. Flying in heavy drizzle.Meteorology by Beuk airfield is A. 600 metres C. Greatest risk of icing conditions is experienced in cirrus clouds. but only light icing in clouds. 160 metres B. but no icing because clouds consist of ice crystals 759. 120 metres 756. Altostratus and cirrocumulus 758.

What is the name of the northerly. D. Hoar frost is most likely to form when A. B. Bora. Mistral. Typhoon. freeze immediately and create clear ice. The cloud consists of small supercooled droplets. C. creating clear ice.Meteorology by Beuk B. Rime ice. While descending through a cloud cover at high level. B. taking off from an airfield with a significant ground inversion (sky clear). Mixed ice. Aircraft speed and curvature of the airfoil D. Aircraft S and T experience the same amount of icing D. that sometimes blows over a certain part of Europe? A. one with a sharp wing profile (S). B. flying inside stratiform clouds. http://www. 763. freeze immediately and create rime ice.the-beuk. Which of the following statements is most correct concerning ice accretion ? A. Relative humidity inside the cloud 761. and the other with a thick profile (T). are flying through the same cloud with same true airspeed. Foehn. Aircraft S experiences more icing than T. D. Neither of the aircraft accumulate ice due to the small size of droplets. flying in supercooled drizzle. 765. 764. 762. B. C. B. cold and strong wind. creating rime ice. This contamination is called: A. D. A small supercooled cloud droplet that collides with an airfoil will most likely A. Two aircraft. C. a small amount of a white and rough powderlike contamination is detected along the leading edge of the wing. travel back over the wing. travel back over the wing. D. Aircraft speed and size of cloud droplets C. Clear ice. flying inside convective clouds.html (141 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Frost.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Aircraft T experiences more icing than S. C. C.

It is a dry and hot southerly wind experienced in the Sahara desert. 767. It oscillates during the year between 10 degrees North and 10 degrees South. that often carries dust. the temperature contrasts between arctic and equatorial areas are much greater in winter. that usually carries precipitation. 768. south-westerly wind experienced in the eastern Mediterranean. 770. B. the strong winds of the north Atlantic in winter are favourable for the development of lows.html (142 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . D. http://www. Throughout the year to the south of the Azorian high. the low pressure activity of the sea east of Canada is higher in winter. 769. maritime tropical air mass. In winter along the Russian coast facing the Arctic ocean. It is a cold and very strong wind that blows mainly in winter from a tableland downwards to the Adriatic B. It reaches its maximum northerly position of 15° . D. C. The reason for the fact. Which one of the following statements is correct concerning the movement of the ITCZ in the region of West Africa? A. converging air currents are of greater intensity in winter. C. D. D.20° N in July B. In summer from south-east Asia extending over southern India to central Africa. What is the name of the wind or air mass which gives to the main part of India its greatest proportion of precipitation? A. D. South-west monsoon. It reaches its maximum southerly position of 5° S in January C. It is a warm and moist. It is a very cold wind that blows mainly in winter from a north-westerly direction in the Mediterranean C. Winter monsoon. South-east trade wind. When and where is an easterly jet stream likely to be encountered ? A. C. B.the-beuk. In summer from the Middle East extending over the southern part of the Mediterranean to southern Spain. B. Indian.Meteorology by Beuk 766. that the atmospheric pressure of a polar front depression is normally lower in winter than in summer is that A. What are the characteristics of the Bora ? A. It oscillates during the year between the Equator and 10 degrees North.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.

the flight and the passengers? A. an inversion is reported at 300 feet with turbulence and wind shear. which means that struck of lightning seldom occurs. D. 772. B. Which one of the following statements is correct? A.html (143 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . The manoeuvring of the aircraft will be made more difficult or even impossible. Surface wind is 270/05. D. An aircraft made by metal has a certain capacity to attract a lightning. intensity and seasonal variation of precipitation in the equatorial region ? A. What is the safest departure procedure ? A. B. hail showers and thunderstorms occur the whole year. For the passengers the flight will be unpleasant. Precipitation is generally in the form of showers but continuous rain occurs also. The greatest intensity is in July. Depart runway 27 with maximum throttle during the passage through the inversion. The turbulence is wave like which makes the flight unpleasant for the passengers but the manoeuvring will not be affected essentially. Depart runway 27 with as steep an ascent as possible. The passengers will seldom notice anything of this turbulence. What is the type. The frequency is the same throughout the year C. An aircraft has in the atmosphere the same qualities as a ''Faradays cage''. but frequency is highest during two periods: April-May and October-November. Showers of rain or hail occur throughout the year. the crew may be blinded and temporarily lose the hearing. the frequency is highest in January. 774. But if it happens. C. The passengers will feel some discomfort. Take-off is not possible under these conditions. The turbulence can be resembled with the roughness of a washing-board (small scale) and will not have influence on the aircraft and its solidity. B. 773. Rainshowers. In what way can moderate to severe Clear Air Turbulence affect an aircraft. A flight is to depart from an airport with runways 09 and 27.the-beuk. Aircraft made by composite material may get severe damage. The wind just above the inversion is 090/30.Meteorology by Beuk 771. The turbulence is a small scale one and can cause damage. The turbulence is a large scale one (waving) so that the aircraft will be difficult to manoeuvre. Aircraft struck by lightning may sometimes get considerable damage and at least temporarily the manoeuvring of the aircraft will be made more difficult. C. The crew may http://www. Warm fronts are common with continuous rain. C. Depart on runway 09 with a tailwind. but the lightning will follow the surface and therefore no damage will be caused. the result will be an occasional engine failure. D. but will make flight a little more difficult.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. B. The turbulence which occurs at high flight levels (above FL 250) is mainly of the type Clear Air Turbulence.

the mean height of the tropopause is approximately A. 56 000 FT C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10701A) Considering the route indicated from Recife to Dakar the mean height of the tropopause during January is approximately'' A. Considering the North Atlantic area north of 60°N during winter. It is higher in polar regions than in equatorial regions B. It is higher in equatorial regions than in polar regions http://www. 23 000 FT C. 54 000 FT 777.the-beuk. Considering the North Atlantic at latitude 50°N during winter.Meteorology by Beuk get a shock. 775. the mean height of the tropical tropopause during summer is approximately'' A.html (144 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 20 000 FT 776. 29 000 FT 779. 51 000 FT B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10700A) Considering the North Atlantic route from the Azores to Bermuda. 39 000 FT C. 43 000 FT D. Aircraft made by composite material can't conduct a lightning and will therefore very seldom be struck. Which is true of the temperature at the tropopause? A. 31 000 FT B. 29 000 FT B. 60 000 FT 778. D. 37 000 FT D. the mean height of the tropopause is approximately A. 56 000 FT B. 33 000 FT D. 43 000 FT C. 36 000 FT D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.

less than both saturated adiabatic lapse rate and dry adiabatic lapse rate D. In the lower levels of the atmosphere when the environmental lapse rate is greater than saturated adiabatic lapse rate but less than dry adiabatic lapse rate . For both saturated and unsaturated air instability will occur when the A. dry adiabatic lapse rate is less than saturated adiabatic lapse rate but greater than environmental lapse rate 784. freezing fog C. environmental lapse rate is less than both dry adiabatic lapse rate and saturated adiabatic lapse rate D. stratus D. unstable D.Meteorology by Beuk C. is between the dry and saturated adiabatic lapse rate 782. Absolute instability in the atmosphere will occur when the environmental lapse rate is A. exceeds the dry adiabatic lapse rate B. cirrus B. environmental lapse rate is greater than both dry adiabatic lapse rate and saturated adiabatic lapse rate B. less than saturated adiabatic lapse rate C.the-beuk. absolutely unstable 785.html (145 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . There is no significant difference with change of latitude 780. Absolute instability is said to exist whenever the environmental lapse rate A. environmental lapse rate is greater than saturated adiabatic lapse rate but less than dry adiabatic lapse rate C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. is less than the dry adiabatic lapse rate C. greater than saturated adiabatic lapse rate but less than dry adiabatic lapse rate 783. greater than both saturated adiabatic lapse rate and dry adiabatic lapse rate B. The value of the saturated adiabatic lapse rate is closest to that of the dry adiabatic lapse rate in A. stable C.the air mass is described as being A. cumulus 781. Surface-based temperature inversions are common during http://www. It is highest in mid-latitudes D. conditionally unstable B. is less than the saturated adiabatic lapse rate D.

the-beuk.html (146 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Assuming that the altimeter subscale setting remains unchanged at 968 hPa. the height of the aircraft above the surface at B will be A. 1013 D. 1030 B. the height of the aircraft above the surface at B will be A. 1042 http://www. cloudy days in winter when the ground is wet 786. cloudy days in summer when the ground is wet D. An aircraft maintains a constant indicated altitude of 7500 FT from A (270 FT/AMSL . An aircraft maintains a constant indicated altitude of 5500 FT from A (1050 FT/AMSL . 4815 FT D. 6876 FT D. An aircraft maintains a constant indicated altitude of 4500 FT from A (360 FT/AMSL . An aircraft flying at FL 45 (OAT 6°C) obtains a reading of 1860 FT on its radio altimeter when flying over ground 3090 FT above mean sea level.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.QNH 1011 hPa). 3135 FT C. 6204 FT C. at that point? A.QNH 968 hPa) to B (650 FT/AMSL . 6474 FT 789. Assuming that the altimeter sub-scale setting remains unchanged at 1021 hPa.QNH 983 hPa). 4854 FT D.QNH 1016 hPa). to the nearest hPa. 996 C. Assuming that the altimeter sub-scale setting remains unchanged at 986 hPa.Meteorology by Beuk A. 6146 FT B. 4824 FT B. 6796 FT C.QNH 986 hPa) to B (690 FT/AMSL . cloud-free days in summer when the ground is dry C. What is the value of the QNH. the height of the aircraft above the surface at B will be A. 7446 FT 787. cloud-free nights in winter when the ground is dry B. 4485 FT B. 5175 FT 788.QNH 1021 hPa) to B (1650 FT/AMSL .

NE trade winds D. zone ''x'' is an area of'' A. SW Europe B. SE USA. ''(For this question use annex 050-10721A) Assuming a generalised zonal system of world wind circulation. the geostrophic wind speed will be A. least at 50°N 792.html (147 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . NE Canada C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10720A) Assuming a generalised zonal system of world climatic and wind circulation. For a similar pressure gradient.the-beuk. travelling low pressure systems C. Azores. greatest at 40°N B. SW USA. proportional only to the Coriolis force 793. the same at all latitudes north or south of 15° D. In which of the following areas do surface high pressure systems usually predominate over the North Atlantic region between 30°N and 65°N and the adjoining land areas during the northern summer? A. Greenland. Under anticyclone conditions in the northern hemisphere. the same as the thermal component D. greater than the geostrophic wind B.Meteorology by Beuk 790. Azores. SW Europe. NE Canada 794. the same at all latitudes C. 50°N and 40°N the speed of the geostrophic wind will be A. Greenland. less than the geostrophic wind C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. the SE trade winds are applicable to zone'' http://www. Iceland. Azores D. with curved isobars the speed of the gradient wind is A. For the same pressure gradient at 60°N. greater at 30°N than at 60°N B. greatest at 60°N D. subtropical high pressure systems B. greater at 60°N than at 30°N C. equivalent to gradient wind ± thermal component 791. the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) 795.

nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. subtropical high pressure. subtropical high pressure systems B. zone ''y'' is an area of'' A. SE trade winds C. with the occasional passage of fronts originating in the adjacent zone of westerly waves B. travelling low pressure systems D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10724A) Considering Melbourne (C) in July. NE trade winds 797. SE trade winds D. v 796. equatorial low pressure due to the proximity of the intertropical convergence zone over central Australia 799. disturbed temperate low pressure.html (148 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . ''(For this question use annex 050-10723A) Assuming a generalised zonal system of world wind circulation the travelling low pressure systems are applicable to zone'' A. zone ''t'' is an area of'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10725A) Assuming a generalised zonal system of world climatic and wind circulation. t only C. NE trade winds C. Antarctic high pressure due to the absence of any protective land mass between south Australia and Antarctica C. the weather is predominantly influenced by the zone of'' A. w B. bringing an almost continuous succession of fronts resulting in strong winds. t C. s and y B. low cloud and rain D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10722A) Assuming a generalised zonal system of world climatic and wind circulation. travelling low pressure systems B.Meteorology by Beuk A. subtropical high pressure systems http://www. t and x D.the-beuk. u D. u and w 798.

In the northern hemisphere the gradient wind of a cyclonic pressure distribution is 350/24. 060/12 C. the NE trade winds are applicable to zone'' A. w 801.html (149 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 060/18 D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. increase from the north by mid-morning becoming calm towards evening D. back to NW and strengthen by mid-afternoon C.Meteorology by Beuk 800. 030/20 C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10726A) Assuming a generalised zonal system of world wind circulation. become southerly to south-westerly and increase in velocity by afternoon B. u B. NE trade winds B. In the northern hemisphere with an anticyclonic pressure system the geostrophic wind at 2000 FT over the sea is 060/15. The coastline at the airfield perimeter is aligned in an east/west direction. SW trade winds D. veer to easterly before becoming calm by the afternoon http://www.the-beuk. During summer an anticyclone covers the British Isles giving mainly clear skies. 075/12 804. subtropical high pressure 802. During the next twelve hours the surface wind is likely to A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10727A) Assuming a generalised zonal system of world climatic and wind circulation. over the sea the surface wind would approximate A. t C. zone ''u'' is in area of'' A. v D. 045/12 B. At the same position the surface wind is most likely to be A. 340/28 D. 030/28 803. 340/20 B. travelling depressions C. At 0600 UTC a south coast airfield in Southern England reports a surface wind of 350/06.

Which of the following statements concerning the variation in wind speed between summer and winter on the North Atlantic between FL 300 and FL 400 is most correct? A. The surface wind at dawn was calm. July B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. polar air above the tropopause D. The latitude of the axis of greatest seasonal wind speed is further south in winter than in summer B. tropical air above the tropopause C. if any.the-beuk. easterly and then westerly by afternoon C. The core of the polar front jet stream is usually located in the A.html (150 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . polar air below the tropopause 808. At which time. westerly and increase in velocity by afternoon D. polar air above the tropopause C. If the alignment of the coastline in the vicinity of the airfield is predominantly north/south. There is no annual variation D. Maximum wind speeds associated with subtropical jet streams are usually located in the A. tropical air above the tropical tropopause 807. The average westerly component is greater in the winter than in the summer. The average westerly component remains the same but the altitude of greatest wind speed reduces in winter D. October 809. The average westerly component is greater in the summer than in the winter. the surface wind is likely to become'' A. The average westerly component remains the same but the axis of greatest speeds moves south in winter C. a weak pressure gradient covers a coastal airfield in Eastern England resulting in mainly clear skies. tropical air below the tropopause B. ''During summer. westerly and then southerly by evening 806. The latitude of the axis of greatest wind speed is also further north in summer than in winter http://www. January C. polar air below the tropopause D. are polar front jet streams over the South Pacific usually strongest? A. tropical air below the tropopause B.Meteorology by Beuk 805. easterly to south-easterly and increase in velocity by afternoon B.

on the tropical side of the core D. wind direction parallel to the general alignment of the mountain range .intense radiation cooling at night particularly at the higher levels http://www.intense surface heating C.an inversion just above the crest level with less stable air above and below B. below the tropopause at about 200 hPa B. light easterlies B. 5000 FT or more above the core 814. westerlies at 40 kt 813. the greatest rate of wind shear is most likely to occur A. below the tropopause at about 300 hPa D. well below the core C.Meteorology by Beuk 810. The conditions most favourable to the formation of mountain waves are A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10739A) Considering the sector from 10°N to Nairobi of the route indicated. ''(For this question use annex 050-10738A) Considering the sector Rome to 25°N on the route indicated. close to the core on the polar side B. easterly jet streams in excess of 70 kt C. wind speed less than 15 kt and wind direction at right angles to mountains . Light westerlies D.wind speed increasing with height . In relation to the polar front jet stream. above the tropopause at about 100 hPa C. during January the upper winds at the 300 hPa level are most likely to be'' A. Easterlies at 40 kt 812. above the tropopause at about 250 hPa 811.wind speed 30 kt and steadily increasing with height .nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. westerlies in excess of 60 kt D. Variable easterlies C. what mean upper winds may be expected at FL 300 during winter?'' A. In summer in the northern hemisphere the maximum wind speeds associated with sub-tropical jet streams are usually located A. Westerly jet streams in excess of 70 kt B. wind direction approximately at right angles to the mountain range .the-beuk.html (151 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .

extensive isothermal layer between mountain crests and the tropopause 815. sleet or rain. wind direction parallel to the mountain range .html (152 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . It develops slowly and clears fast C. turbulence and icing.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Turbulence is rarely more than moderate. A mild moist airstream flowing over colder surfaces with a wind in excess of 30 kt D. It usually forms by night and clears by day 819. ''(For this question use annex 050-10748A) The air mass affecting position ''A'' is most likely to be'' http://www. It can appear suddenly by day or by night B. cold air is forced over higher ground and further adiabatic cooling occurs C. 820. It forms when unstable air is adiabatically cooled D. sleet or rain.Meteorology by Beuk D. a mild moist airstream flows over snow covered ground and the wind speed is less than 10 kt B. Cold maritime air flowing over a warmer land surface at a speed greater than 15 kt 818. Icing is probable and may range between light and severe. Precipitation is frequently in the form of hail. the release of latent heat due to precipitation D. C. absorption of solar radiation in the stratus layer C. A layer of stratus is most likely to be dispersed by A. Select the list containing the most likely alternatives for NS cloud: A. B. Icing and turbulence are frequently severe. Precipitation may be snow. Precipitation and icing are usually nil. A mild moist airstream flowing over colder surfaces with the wind speed less than 15 kt B. adiabatic cooling due to subsidence 816. insolation resulting in the lifting of the condensation level B. Which is true of advection fog? A. Precipitation may be snow. Clear skies at night over an inland marshy area C. warm maritime air flows over a relatively warmer surface and the wind speed is greater than 15 kt 817.the-beuk. Advection fog is most likely to form when A. Turbulence is rarely more than moderate.wind speed increasing with height . The following statements deal with precipitation. D. Icing and turbulence are frequently severe. cold maritime air flows over a warmer surface and the wind speed is greater than 15 kt D. Which of the following sets of conditions are most likely to lead to the formation of advection fog? A.

Tropical Maritime 824. Polar Continental D.Meteorology by Beuk A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10751A) The air mass affecting position ''P'' is most likely to be'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10749A) The air mass affecting position ''C'' is most likely to be'' A. Polar Maritime D. Polar Maritime C. Tropical Maritime 825. Polar Continental D. Tropical Maritime and stable B. Polar Maritime C.the-beuk. Tropical Continental C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10754A) The weather most likely to be experienced at position ''S'' is'' A. Polar Maritime B. Polar Continental 822. Polar Maritime and stable D. Tropical Maritime B. Polar Maritime and unstable C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Polar Continental B. Tropical Continental D.html (153 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . frequent heavy showers of rain or snow http://www. Tropical Continental and unstable 823. Tropical Continental B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10750A) The air mass affecting position ''S'' is most likely to be'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10752A) The air mass affecting position ''R'' is most likely to be'' A. Tropical Maritime 821. Tropical Continental C.

clear skies . NE Canada to Portugal 828.html (154 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . the mean position of the polar front during winter extends from A. Considering the North Atlantic region between 30°N and 65°N.gale force wind B.hazy 826. morning fog lifting to low stratus C. CI B. Considering the North Atlantic between 30°N and 65°N.the-beuk. Florida to SW England B. CB 830. ''(For this question use annex 050-10758A) The cloud most likely to be experienced in square 1E is'' A. CS C.Meteorology by Beuk B. snow showers . advection fog D. Greenland to Spain 829. ''(For this question use annex 050-10755A) The weather most likely to be experienced at position ''A'' is'' A. Newfoundland to Iceland C. AS B. OVC SC D. the mean position of the polar front during summer extends from A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. NE Canada to Iceland D. AS D. continuous drizzle and hill fog 827. CU C. Newfoundland to N Scotland B. CB http://www. ''(For this question use annex 050-10759A) The cloud type most applicable to square 2D is'' A. Florida to SW England C.radiation fog forming overnight C. little or no cloud . Iceland to Norway D.

good visibility in light winds C. CB B. radiation fog. 3B D. clear skies.html (155 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . CS 834. ''(For this question use annex 050-10766A) The weather most likely to be experienced at position ''S'' is'' A. scattered thunderstorms and good visibility C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10762A) The occurrence of freezing rain at FL 60 is most likely in square'' A. cumulonimbus clouds. increasing AS and NS with moderate to heavy rain D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10763A) During summer. CS 831. drizzle. AC C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10765A) The weather most likely to be experienced at position A is'' A. small amounts of CU with generally good visibility http://www. ST D. cumulus. heavy rain or snow showers. ''(For this question use annex 050-10760A) The cloud type most applicable to square 3C is'' A. no medium or upper cloud.Meteorology by Beuk D. 2A C. NS B. medium to strong winds D. low stratus. light wind 835. 2D 833. the cloud type most applicable to square 2A is'' A. CB 832.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. AS D. medium to strong winds B. mainly overcast with stratus or stratocumulus and drizzle.the-beuk. AC C. overcast with drizzle and orographie fog B. 3C B.

mist B. showers of rain and hail D. poor visibility in mist and drizzle B. generally overcast. advection fog and drizzle C.html (156 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . clear skies . ''(For this question use annex 050-10772A) The weather most likely to be experienced near to position ''A'' is'' A. IMC in layers of AS and isolated CB risk of severe turbulence and icing D. moderate continuous rain and risk of low level wind shear D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10770A) For an aircraft making an approach to an airfield located in square 3B. NS 837.the-beuk. IMC in NS with risk of light icing 838. VMC below an overcast of AS and CS. ''(For this question use annex 050-10769A) What flight conditions are most likely to be experienced in square 2B by an aircraft at FL 120?'' A.rain later D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10768A) The cloud type most applicable to most of square 3B is'' A. frequent showers of rain and snow.Meteorology by Beuk 836. CS C. scattered AC base 2000 FT. good visibility 839. scattered SC and CU. generally smooth air C. away from the vicinity of the fronts.radiation fog at night http://www. good visibility outside precipitation B. SC B. good visibility C. low cloud. AS D. VMC above layers of ST and SC. generally stable conditions B. overcast layer cloud . ''(For this question use annex 050-10771A) For an aircraft making an approach to an airfield located in square 3B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. the most likely weather conditions are'' A. prolonged periods of heavy rain and hail 840. the most likely weather conditions in winter are:'' A. moderate continuous rain C.

scattered stratocumulus with good visibility C.html (157 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . good visibility 843. AS B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10773A) The weather most likely to be experienced at position ''B'' is'' A. mainly overcast with stratus or stratocumulus.the-beuk. ''(For this question use annex 050-10779A) The cloud type most applicable to square 2B is'' http://www. frequent showers of rain or snow B. NS D. moderate wind. advection fog and drizzle C. SC 845. ''(For this question use annex 050-10777A) The cloud type most applicable to square 1E is'' A. drizzle D. good visibility outside showers B. showery with generally good visibility B.Meteorology by Beuk 841. poor visibility in anticyclonic circulation D. early morning fog lifting to low stratus later 842. ''(For this question use annex 050-10774A) The weather most likely to be experienced at position ''B'' is'' A. clear skies. CB D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. thundery showers particularly at night D. frequent showers of rain or snow. mainly clear skies with fog developing overnight 844. ''(For this question use annex 050-10778A) The cloud type most applicable to square 2C is'' A. CB C. CS B. CS C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10775A) The weather most likely to be experienced on the coast near position ''Q'' is'' A. mainly overcast with poor visibility C. CU 846.

trough of low pressure D. ridge of high pressure 850. During winter the predominant mean low pressure system at the surface is usually centred over A. the cold front moves up the warm frontal surface 848. Scandinavian high and Azores high C. It derives from a polar depression C. USA C. secondary low C. Siberia http://www. Azores 849. Iceland / Greenland B. CB B. CS C. Select the answer which you consider will complete correctly the following statement in relation to the main pressure systems affecting the North Atlantic region between 30°N and 65°N. Azores high and weak low over NE Canada B. Azores low and Icelandic high 851. ''(For this question use annex 050-10784A) The pressure system at position ''D'' is a'' A. Considering the North Atlantic region between 30°N and 65°N and the adjacent land areas during mid-summer. Azores. Siberia D. On meeting the warm front. the normal disposition of the main anticyclones at the surface is A.Meteorology by Beuk A. SC 847.html (158 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . weak low over NE Canada and Scandinavian high D. Considering the North Atlantic region between 30°N and 65°N together with the adjacent land areas during winter.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The air ahead of the associated warm front is less cold than the air behind the associated cold front B. The air ahead of the associated warm front is colder than the air behind the associated cold front D. the predominant pressure systems are A. What is signified if an occlusion is described as ''cold''? A. col B.the-beuk. ST D.

Which is true of a secondary depression in the northern hemisphere? A. December to April and are called hurricanes C. Canaries C. and merges with the primary D. June to October and are called cyclones B. Iberian peninsula 852.Meteorology by Beuk B. June to October and are called tornadoes D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10792A) The arrows labelled ''t'' represents the mean tracks of tropical revolving storms which occur mainly from'' A. December to April and are called cyclones B. June to October and are called hurricanes http://www. ''(For this question use annex 050-10791A) The arrows labelled ''s'' represent the mean tracks of tropical revolving storms which occur mainly from'' A. Iceland D. December to April and are called typhoons 856. NE Canada. It tends to maintain its position relative to the primary 854. Siberia. ''(For this question use annex 050-10788A) The arrows labelled ''r'' represent the mean tracks of tropical revolving storms which occur mainly from'' A. It rapidly closes on. May to November and are called hurricanes D. Because they are areas in which there is a strong progressive wind shear with increase of height C. December to April and are called cyclones C. December to April and are called tornadoes C. Because there is a maximum of humidity as a result of the trade winds long sea passage B. It tends to move round the primary in an anticyclonic sense C. Because there is a maximal temperature difference between land mass and sea D. It tends to move round the primary in a cyclonic sense B. June to October and are called hurricanes 853.the-beuk. June to October and are called typhoons D. Greenland. Why do tropical revolving storms tend to develop mostly in the western parts of the tropical oceans? A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.html (159 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . May to November and are called cyclones B. Iceland. Because the gulf formation of the coastlines triggers a strong rotary circulation 855.

northerly limit of the sub tropical jet stream during July D. light easterlies 860. ''(For this question use annex 050-10798A) http://www. the upper winds in January above FL 300 are most likely to be'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10796A) Which is true of Nairobi (Kenya)?'' A. December to April and are called tornadoes 858. if at all. a subtropical westerly jet stream. July to October and are called typhoons B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10797A) The dotted line designated ''Z'' represents the'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10793A) The arrows labelled ''u'' represent the tracks of tropical revolving storms which occur mainly from'' A. maximum speed exceeding 90 kt C. December to April B.html (160 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . May to July and are called cyclones D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10795A) Considering that portion of the route indicated from 30°E to 50°E. January to March and are called willy-willies C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. maximum speed exceeding 90 kt B. a westerly polar front jet stream. Apart from the wet season(s) it is cloud and rain free C. on the central north coast of Australia? A. August to October D.Meteorology by Beuk 857. There is one wet season D. mean position of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) during January C. variable in direction and less than 30 kt D. is a tropical revolving storm most likely to affect Darwin. In July it is frequently affected by clear skies and northerly winds from North Africa 861. May to July C. There are two wet seasons B. When. northerly limit of the SE trade winds during January 862. mean position of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) during July B. Not experienced at Darwin 859.the-beuk.

html (161 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . passage of frontal system generated in the south Indian ocean D. axis of the equatorial jet stream during July 863. NW monsoon D. fine and warm at first . mean position of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) during July D.heavy rain D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10803A) The weather most likely to be experienced at position ''R'' is'' A.Meteorology by Beuk The dotted line labelled ''Y'' represents the'' A. Dry and clear due to the influence of the Azores high pressure system C. high incidence of tropical revolving storms originating in the Persian gulf 865.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.NW trade winds D.the-beuk. ''(For this question use annex 050-10801A) Weather conditions at Bombay during January are mainly influenced by the'' A. Which one of the following local winds is a Foehn wind? A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10799A) What weather conditions are most likely to affect an approach to Dakar during July?'' A. increasing amounts of AS and NS . NE monsoon and the proximity of the ITCZ C. overcast with drizzle and hill fog 867. axis of the subtropical jet stream during January C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10800A) Weather conditions at Bombay during early July are mainly influenced by the'' A. Wet and thundery due to the proximity of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) B. NE monsoon B. SE monsoon 866. Generally clear skies . Reduced visibility due to the rising sand of the Harmattan 864. SW monsoon B. Chinook http://www. early morning fog lifting to low stratus C.AC castellanus and CB in late afternoon with thunderstorms B. mean position of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) during January B. SW monsoon C.

relatively slow freezing of large supercooled water droplets B. Bora 868. Harmattan D. relatively slow freezing of small supercooled water droplets and ice crystals 870. in the vicinity of the active front in square 3 B.hoar frost D. low level wind shear B. 3 A and 3 B C. instantaneous freezing of small supercooled water droplets C.rime B. rotor streaming D.clear 871.clear C. a potential hazard exists in the form of'' A. Severe . between 0°C and -17°C in ST D. Moderate . 3 B and 3 C D. What intensity and type of airframe icing is most likely to occur when flying at FL 170 in AS with the outside air temperature at -20°C? A.the-beuk. Scirocco C. radiation fog C. Light . ''(For this question use annex 050-10810A) In which squares are conditions most likely to cause the occurrence of low level wind shear?'' A. clear air turbulence (CAT) http://www. instantaneous freezing of large supercooled water droplets and snow crystals D. below -40°C in CB 869.html (162 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . The formation of clear ice on the leading edges of an aircraft is most likely to be caused by the A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Moderate . between 0°C and -17°C in AS C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10811A) For an aircraft making an approach to an airfield which is not situated near high ground. 3 A and 3 C B. Ice accretion to the airframe is likely to be most hazardous at temperatures A. 3 B and 3 D 872. between 0°C and -23°C in large CU B.Meteorology by Beuk B.

in continental interiors near the equator D. Mountain waves B. are most likely to be experienced below CB clouds situated A. Areas of high level clear air turbulence 877. in continental interiors in middle latitudes B. high surface temperature. Flight with headwind toward high ground is likely to be more hazardous than flight with tailwind toward high ground B. Low level wind shear 875.html (163 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Advection of warm air over a cold sea D. Mountain waves C. Of what does lenticular cloud provide evidence? A. over the sea in middle latitudes 876. Stratospheric inversions D. Mountain waves are not experienced beyond 100 miles downwind from initiating high ground. the conditions most likely to result in the formation of thunderstorms are A. Hazardous hailstones. intense surface heating. The absence of cloud over high ground indicates the absence of mountain waves D. over the sea near the equator C. regardless of the height of the ground C. the most hazardous flying conditions associated with standing waves are http://www. Advection of cold air over a warm sea B. anticyclonic pressure system and relatively high freezing level 874. Jet streams C. In a mountainous area. Assuming that an initial ''trigger'' force is present.the-beuk. low dew point and high dry adiabatic lapse rate C. reaching the ground. rapid orographic cooling of cloud containing ice crystals D. Which one of the following can provide the initial lifting leading to air mass thunderstorms? A. high relative humidity and instability throughout a deep layer B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Flight with tailwind toward high ground is likely to be more hazardous than flight with headwind toward high ground 878. Which of the following statements is true with regard to mountain waves? A.Meteorology by Beuk 873.

The ICAO Standard Atmosphere (ISA) assumes that temperature will reduce at the rate of A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.98°C per 1000 FT up to 36090 FT after which it remains constant to 65617 FT B. Assuming that the altimeter subscale setting remains unchanged at 1012 hPa. stable B. 2°C per 1000 FT up to 36090 FT and will then increase at 0.3°C per 1000 FT up to 65617 FT when it will remain constant C. between the troughs of the waves particularly 30 NM to 50 NM downwind and close to the tropopause 879. conditionally unstable C. an occlusion on the surface B. 2°C per 1000 FT up to 65617 FT after which it will remain constant to 104987 FT D.QNH 977 hPa). absolutely unstable D. gusting winds increasing surface friction during the day with consequent mixing at the lower levels D. is'' A.3°C per 1000 FT up to 65617 FT 883. a cold front 880. a warm front C. 1.html (164 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM .Meteorology by Beuk likely to be experienced A. in the vicinity of the ''roll'' cloud or rotor zone beneath the first wave on the leeward side B. An aircraft maintains a constant indicated altitude of 6500 FT from A (600 FT/AMSL . the height of the aircraft above the surface at B will be http://www. just above the lenticular cloud on the windward side D.the-beuk. an unstable air mass causing convection currents and mixing of the atmosphere at lower levels C. 1. compression causing the release of latent heat in a layer of stratiform cloud 882. the state of this layer is said to be: A. on the windward side of the mountain just above the ''cap'' cloud C. an occlusion above the surface D.QNH 1012 hPa) to B (930 FT/AMSL . south of position C. Surface temperature inversions are frequently generated by A.98°C per 1000 FT up to 36090 FT and will then rise at 0. unstable 881. terrestrial radiation on a calm clear night B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10819A) The front at the bottom of the diagram. The temperature at the surface is given as +15°C and at 4000 FT it is +9°C.

slack pressure gradient and clear skies result in relatively high land temperatures B.the-beuk. towards the south and the speed decreases D. relatively high sea temperatures and overcast conditions persist 887. 30°N in an anticyclone 885.html (165 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 300 to 450 NM behind the cold front and 50 to 200 NM ahead of the warm front http://www. back and increase C. towards the north and the speed decreases 888. relatively high sea temperatures and clear skies at night exist D. Up to 100 NM either side of the cold front and up to 200 NM either side of the warm front C. relatively high sea temperatures and overcast conditions persist C. 50 to 200 NM behind the cold front and 300 to 450 NM ahead of the warm front B. Sea breezes are most likely to occur when A. 50°N with a cyclonic circulation B. Up to 200 NM either side of the cold front and up to 200 NM either side of the warm front D. 5225 FT 884. 4625 FT B. veer and increase 886. veer and decrease D.Meteorology by Beuk A. From summer to winter the polar front jet stream over the North Atlantic moves A. 5555 FT D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 30°N with a cyclonic circulation D. 50°N in an anticyclone C. a strong pressure gradient. a slack pressure gradient. When compared to the geostrophic wind in the northern hemisphere. Where is the projection of the polar front jet on the surface stream most likely to be found in relation to the cold and warm fronts of a depression? A. back and decrease B. surface friction will cause the surface wind to A. For the same horizontal distance between adjacent isobars the gradient wind speed will be least at: A. towards the north and the speed increases C. 6515 FT C. towards the south and the speed increases B. a strong pressure gradient.

wind speed excess of 20 kt at the surface and increasing with height. The most likely place to encounter clear air turbulence associated with a jet stream is A.Meteorology by Beuk 889.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 5000 feet or more above the core 890. significant moisture loss due to precipitation. rapid lowering of the tropopause in the area of the mountain range 891. wind speed increasing and changing direction rapidly with increase in height C. well below the core C. the lowest temperature at which evaporation will occur for a given pressure C. steep dry adiabatic lapse rate. close to the core on the side facing the polar air B. the temperature below which the change of state in a given volume of air will result in the absorption of latent heat 892. wind speed constant from a direction parallel to the mountain range D. In addition to a stable layer of air over a substantial mountain range. Dew point is defined as A. the lowest temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reduce the relative humidity D. fog B. on the tropical side of the core D. the temperature to which moist air must be cooled to become saturated at a given pressure B. conditional instability. the conditions most favourable to the development of standing waves are A. sublimation B. The process by which water vapour is transformed directly into ice is known as A.html (166 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . dust fog C. When visibility is reduced by water droplets to less than 1000 metres it is classified as A.the-beuk. supercooling C. supersaturation D. haze D. wind direction perpendicular to the general direction of the range B. An unstable air mass will normally be characterised by http://www. mist 894. radiation cooling 893.

Tropical Maritime B. Polar Maritime B. moderate turbulence with a risk of rime icing D. poor visibility due to haze at the lower levels 895. the expected flight conditions are'' A. IMC in cumuliform cloud. overcast skies. ''(For this question use annex 050-10839A) The air mass at position ''X'' is most likely to be'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-10844A) For an aircraft at FL 80. light turbulence and poor visibility 899. below AS type cloud. Polar Maritime C. stratiform cloud C. Polar Continental C. Tropical Maritime 898.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Tropical Continental D. cumuliform cloud and good visibility except in precipitation B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10843A) The air mass affecting position ''R'' is most likely to be'' A. Polar Continental C. Polar Continental D.the-beuk. approaching the front (square 3C) from the direction of square 3D a potential hazard exists before reaching the front in the form of'' http://www. Polar Maritime D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10842A) The air mass type indicated by arrow number 4 is designated'' A.Meteorology by Beuk A. moderate to heavy turbulence with the possibility of thunderstorms C.html (167 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . ahead of the front in square 2D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10845A) For an aircraft at FL 40. Tropical Continental 896. high CI and CS type cloud. generally smooth air with light precipitation B. continuous light rain from medium level layer cloud D. Tropical Maritime B. Tropical Continental 897.

visibility more than 5 km. Which is true of a typical non frontal thermal depression? A. convergence and widespread ascent B. rise in dew point temperature. wind backing and decreasing C. a fall in temperature. rise in temperature. visibility moderate to poor in drizzle B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 6 . back and increase D. rapid rise in pressure. occasional showers of rain or snow C. severe turbulence associated with CB C. wind backs and becomes gusty 902. Mainly overcast at 8000 FT.html (168 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . the passage of a warm front will usually be indicated by A. For an airfield located in the British Isles. It forms over the ocean in winter D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10849A) When front ''G'' passes position ''T'' the surface wind should'' A. rise in dew point temperature. It forms over land in winter http://www. It forms over the ocean in summer C. divergence and widespread ascent D. wind veers and decreases B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10847A) What conditions are most likely to prevail at an aerodrome located in square 3B?'' A. severe downdrafts from subsiding air 900. convergence and subsidence 904.the-beuk. back and decrease 903. divergence and subsidence C. wind veering and increasing D. veer and increase B. rise in temperature.Meteorology by Beuk A. clear ice accretion to the airframe B. It forms over land in summer B. veer and decrease C. Intermittent thunderstorms otherwise generally clear skies with good visibility 901. pressure falling rapidly. Broken CU base 2000 FT. visibility less than 5 km in continuous moderate rain D.8 oktas SC and ST. severe turbulence and wind shear D. A trough of low pressure on a surface synoptic chart is an area of A. rapid improvement in visibility.

-45°C) to FL 60 in warm. Environmental lapse rate greater than saturated adiabatic lapse rate through a great vertical extent.visibility reduced by dust and haze B. Environmental lapse rate less than dry adiabatic lapse rate with freezing level below the cloud base.continuous heavy rain but little thunderstorm activity C.advection fog drifting inland with the typical NE wind 906. Nimbostratus C. What intensity and type of airframe icing is most likely to occur when aircraft descend rapidly from FL 320 (temp.very wet . Light opaque rime and light clear ice 908. A Foehn wind occurs on the A.Meteorology by Beuk 905. windward side of a mountain range and is caused by surface heating C. Which of the following sets of conditions are most favourable to the development of thunderstorms? A. Nil ice D.proximity of the intertropical convergence zone causes widespread thunderstorm activity D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Altocumulus Castellanus B. Environmental lapse rate less than saturated adiabatic lapse rate with dew point below 0°C and considerable surface heating D. dry season .html (169 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . NW monsoon . ''(For this question use annex 050-10854A) The typical weather conditions affecting the Darwin area during July are'' A. Altocumulus Lenticularis 909. windward side of a mountain range and is caused by surface cooling and reverse air flow D. Moderate opaque rime C. moist clear air? A. Altostratus D. Thunderstorms are often preceded by: A. ice particles and water droplets must exist just below the freezing level and orographic lifting C. NE monsoon . high relative humidity and an initial lifting process B. Light or moderate hoar frost B. leeward side of a mountain range and is caused by significant moisture loss by precipitation from cloud B. Extensive isothermal layer.the-beuk. leeward side of a mountain range and is caused by the condensation level being lower on the leeward side than on the windward side 907. mainly clear skies .mainly SE winds . http://www.

''(For this question use annex 050-10872A) By the time the front ''Z'' has passed point ''Q'' the surface wind will have'' A. 280°/70 kt 914.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 320°/40 kt C. veer and remain more or less at the same speed B. 270°/45 kt http://www. back and decrease 911. 090°/45 kt B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10874A) At 40°N 70°W. the forecast wind at FL 390 is'' A. -5 D. 240°/90 kt D. +5 B. veer and increase C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10875A) At 40°N 20°W. the forecast wind is'' A. +3 C. -7 913. ''(For this question use annex 050-10873A) The temperature deviation from ISA (to the nearest °C) overhead Charleston at FL 340 is'' A. when front ''S'' passes position ''V'' the surface wind should'' A.html (170 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 060°/45 kt C. 270°/95 kt B. 070°/30 kt D. backed and decreased 912. ''(For this question use annex 050-10870A) From indications shown on the chart.the-beuk. veered and decreased C. veered and increased B.Meteorology by Beuk high relative humidity and strong surface winds 910. backed and increased D. back and remain more or less at the same speed D.

3000 feet C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10879A) The front labelled ''E'' is a'' A. warm front C. Variable/05 kt C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. ''What visibility is most likely to be experienced at 1400 UTC ? EDDF 272200Z 280624 VRB05KT 4000 BR SCT005 OVC013 BECMG 1314 9000 SHRA OVC015 PROB40 TEMPO 1416 VRB15G25KT 1600 TSRA OVC010CB BECMG 1618 26010KT BKN030 BECMG 2122 CAVOK'' A. cold front B.html (171 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . Variable/15 to 25 kt D.'' A. 1000 feet B. 1300 feet D. an active occlusion moving south D.Meteorology by Beuk 915. 9000 metres http://www.the-beuk. an active warm front moving north C. Calm 918. a quasi-stationary front B. a cold front moving south 916. cold occlusion 917. ''What is the lowest cloud base that can be expected from the forecast for 1500 UTC ? KCHS 280430Z 280606 VRB05KT 4000 BR SCT005 OVC013 PROB40 SHRA BECMG 1314 9000 SHRA OVC015 PROB40 TEMPO 1416 VRB15G25KT 1600 TSRA OVC010CB BECMG 1618 26010KT BKN030 BECMG 2122 CAVOK. warm occlusion D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10876A) The front located from 10°W to 10°E is most likely to be'' A. ''What surface wind is forecast for 2200 UTC ? EDDF 272200Z 280624 VRB05KT 4000 BR SCT005 OVC013 BECMG 1314 9000 SHRA OVC015 PROB40 TEMPO 1416 VRB15G25KT 1600 TSRA OVC010CB BECMG 1618 26010KT BKN030 BECMG 2122 CAVOK'' A. 260°/10 kt B. 1500 feet 919.

-55°C D. -40°C 923. 5000 feet B. 500 feet D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10896A) What is the average wind forecast for FL 300 between Edinburgh and Madrid?'' http://www. Intermittent light rain 922. 1000 metres D. -45°C C.'' A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 1600 metres 920. 1500 feet 921.the-beuk. ''What type of precipitation might occur at 1700 UTC? MKJP 160430Z 160606 36010KT 9999 FEW025 BECMG 1315 14020G34KT FEW015CB SCT025 PROB30 TEMPO 1720 6000 +SHRA SCT010 BKN015CB BECMG 2224 34010KT FEW025='' A. Continuous moderate rain D. 24020KT 5000 RA BKN100 11/10 Q1002= C.html (172 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . ''What is the lowest possible cloud base forecast for 2300 UTC? EDDF 272200Z 280624 VRB05KT 4000 BR SCT005 OVC013 BECMG 1314 9000 SHRA OVC015 PROB40 TEMPO 1416 VRB15G25KT 1600 TSRA OVC010CB BECMG 1618 26010KT BKN030 BECMG 2122 CAVOK'' A. 27030KT 8000 SCT020 07/03 Q1004= 924. the forecast mean temperature is'' A. 19010KT 6000 RA BKN016 OVC090 08/06 Q1004= B. 3000 feet C. ''(For this question use annex 050-10891A) Considering the route between Valencia and Charleston at FL 340. Heavy rain showers B. 4000 metres C.Meteorology by Beuk B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10892A) For 1300 UTC select a METAR which you consider to be most appropriate to position ''T''. 18015KT 9999 SCT020 03/01 Q1000= D. Light drizzle C. -50°C B.

8000 metres C. 310/50 929. 3000 feet D. 270/30 C. +12°C C. 1500 feet B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10901A) http://www.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 280/30 B. 800 feet 928. ''(For this question use annex 050-10897A) What is the average temperature difference from ISA at FL 300 between Edinburgh and Madrid?'' A. 6000 metres D. +2°C D. ''What is the lowest forecast visibility that can be expected during an approach into Madrid at 2300 UTC ? TAF LEMD 281200Z 281812 13005KT CAVOK TEMPO 1821 8000 SCT020 SCT030 BECMG 2123 21005KT 9999 SCT015 BKN080 PROB40 TEMPO 2306 6000 SCT008'' A. -12°C 926. 320/70 D. 270/50 B.html (173 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 300/45 C. -2°C B. 240/25 D. 2000 feet C. Greater than 10 kilometres 927.Meteorology by Beuk A. ''What is the most likely forecast lowest cloud base that can be expected during an approach to Madrid into 2300 UTC ? TAF LEMD 281200Z 281812 13005KT CAVOK TEMPO 1821 8000 SCT020 SCT030 BECMG 2123 21005KT 9999 SCT015 BKN080 PROB40 TEMPO 2306 6000 SCT008'' A.the-beuk. 10 kilometres or more B. 180/20 925. ''(For this question use annex 050-10900A) The average forecast wind for the leg from Madrid to Dhahran at FL 390 is'' A.

''What is the height of the lowest cloud forecast for Bangkok at ETA 1400 UTC ? TAF VTBD 271800Z 280024 VRB05KT 1200 BR TEMPO 0002 4000 BECMG 0205 9999 SCT015 BKN100 TEMPO 1118 04010G20KT 5000 TSRA SCT009 BKN014 BKN018CB BECMG 2024 6000='' A.the-beuk. ''What is the lowest visibility forecast for Bangkok at ETA 1400 UTC ? TAF VTBD 271800Z 280024 VRB05KT 1200 BR TEMPO 0002 4000 BECMG 0205 9999 SCT015 BKN100 TEMPO 1118 04010G20KT 5000 TSRA SCT009 BKN014 BKN018CB BECMG 2024 6000='' A. 4000 yards 931. 1200 feet C. 0°C B. +2°C http://www. 4 km B. 10 km or more 932. the temperature deviation from ISA at FL 390 is'' A. 1400 feet D.Meteorology by Beuk What is the average temperature difference from ISA at FL 390 between Madrid and Dhahran?'' A. -1°C B. 5 km B. -5°C D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10916A) Flight from Lisbon (LPPT) to Kingston (MKJP) At 40°N 20°W. '' What is the lowest visibility that may be expected during an approach into Dhahran at ETA 0600 UTC ? TAF OEDR 280000Z 280110 VRB08KT CAVOK BECMG 0103 7000 TEMPO 0410 28014G24KT 4000 SA='' A. +2°C 930.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 7 km D.html (174 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . +5°C C. +6°C C. 10 km or more C. 900 feet B. 1200 metres C. 6 km D. 1800 feet 933.

360° / 10 kt C. 340° / 10 kt D. 500 FT B. -2°C 934.Meteorology by Beuk D. 1000 m C. -61°C 935. 1500 FT D. ''What is the lowest cloud base forecast for arrival at Geneva (ETA 1200 UTC)? TAF LSGG 020900Z 021019 18007KT 9999 SCT020 BKN100 BECMG 1114 8000 RA SCT010 OVC020 PROB30 TEMPO 1018 VRB10G25KT TSRA SCT005 BKN015CB='' A.the-beuk. -58°C D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 140° / 20 kt gusts 34 kt B. -52°C C.html (175 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 1000 m 938. 1000 FT D. ''(For this question use annex 050-10918A) Flight from Lisbon (LPPT) to Kingston (MKJP) Considering the route segment between 60°W and 70°W. 1000 FT B. 500 m C. 140° / 27 kt 936. ''What is the lowest probable cloud base forecast for ETA 1700 UTC at Kingston ? TAF MKJP 160000Z 160606 36010KT 9999 FEW025 BECMG 1315 14020G34KT FEW015CB SCT025 PROB30 TEMPO 1520 6000 +SHRA SCT010 BKN015CB BECMG 2301 34010KT FEW025='' A. -55°C B. 1500 m 937. ''What surface wind is forecast for ETA 1700 UTC at Kingston? MKJP 160430Z 160606 36010KT 9999 FEW025CB BECMG1315 14020G34KT FEW015CB SCT025 PROB30 TEMPO 1720 6000 +SHRA SCT010 BKN015CB BECMG 2301 34010KT FEW025='' A. ''What is the lowest visibility forecast for approach into Geneva (ETA 1200 UTC)? TAF LSGG 020900Z 021019 18007KT 9999 SCT020 BKN100 BECMG 1114 8000 RA SCT010 OVC020 PROB30 TEMPO 1018 VRB10G25KT TSRA SCT005 BKN015CB='' http://www. at FL 390 the forecast mean temperature is'' A.

''(For this question use annex 050-10934A) The mean wind that may be expected to affect the route segment from the coast of SE England to Geneva at FL 270 is'' A. -42°C 942. Low level wind shear B.html (176 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:02 PM . 10 km 939. 240/90 C. -34°C C. -30°C D. 270/70 D. 245/55 941. 8 NM C.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 265/40 D. 220/70 B. 225/25 C. 265/25 http://www. 8 km B. 245/50 B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10936A) At FL 300 between Geneva and Tunis. Roll cloud associated with standing waves C. Radiation fog D.the-beuk. 6 NM D. Anabatic winds 940.Meteorology by Beuk A. -38°C B. ''(For this question use annex 050-10935A) The mean temperature that may be expected to affect that segment of the route from the coast of SE England to Geneva at FL 270 is'' A. what mean wind would be most likely?'' A. ''What type of meteorological hazard to safe flight is most likely to be experienced during the final approach to Geneva (ETA 1200 UTC) ? TAF LSGG 020900Z 021019 18007KT 9999 SCT020 BKN100 BECMG 1114 8000 RA SCT010 OVC020 PROB30 TEMPO 1018 VRB10G25KT TSRA SCT005 BKN015CB='' A.

20 or 30 C. the minimum temperature is reached approximately A. C. under shelter. wind speeds B. QNH is 1033 hPa. B. 946. significantly above +3°C. the lowest observed in a 360° scan from the meteorological station. If the sky is covered all night. sea-level pressures C. of phenomena described during a specific period. the minimum temperature of the night of January 3rd to January 4th should be A. given by transmissometer when the visibility is below 1500 metres. is +3°C. half an hour before sunrise C. slightly below +3°C. the maximum determined by a meteorologist in a 360° scan at the horizon. measured by an observer counting the number of lights visible on the runway. slightly above +3°C. The visibility transmitted in a METAR is A.the-beuk. 25 or 35 D. significantly below 0°C. Around Paris on January 3rd at 1800 UTC. half an hour after sunrise B.Meteorology by Beuk 943.html (177 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:03 PM . On a clear sky. 35 or 50 944. ''The term PROB as used in a TAF message. B. continental ground surface. Isotachs are lines joining equal A. are:'' A. An isohypse (contour) http://www. wind calm. D. one hour before sunrise 948. horizontal wind speed gradients D. the surface temperature. C. at the moment the sun rises D. wind speed lapse rates 945. indicates the probability in percentage.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. 947. 30 or 40 B. D. The sky is covered by 8 oktas of stratus. The numerical values immediately following the term PROB.

we observe moderate turbulence. In flight at FL 055 over an area of plains (flat country) during the validity period of the Significant Weather Chart. the instability of the air mass between the surface and the top of Cumulus clouds. indicates the true altitude of a pressure level B. Before landing. indicates the altitude of the zero degree isotherm 949. 1% C.Meteorology by Beuk A. ''On the Significant Weather Chart. B. the aircraft's altitude above the mean sea level. B. C.html (178 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:03 PM . is the limit between two air masses of different temperature D. 030°/30 kt (diagram C) D. is the longest slope line of a frontal surface C. 99% 950. the weight of the atmosphere between mean sea level and a height of 5500 m is A. 030°/30 kt (diagram A) B. system waves. 951. 25% D.the-beuk. the height of the aircraft above the official airport elevation. This turbulence is caused by'' A. 210°/30 kt (diagram D) 952. the flight level. D. 50% B. the height of the aircraft's wheels above the runway. a wind shear. an altimeter set to QFE indicates A. The diagram representing most accurately the wind direction and speed is'' A. ''(For this question use annex 050-11849A) In appendix are shown four sections of the 700 hPa wind chart. In relation to the total weight of the atmosphere.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. http://www. in standard atmosphere. we see the following indications: 100 SCT CU ----060 The forecast charts for FL 050 and FL 100 both indicate a wind from 320°/15 kt. C. 210°/30 kt (diagram B) C.

the-beuk. B. Convergence D. Convection C. a radiation inversion D. water vapour weight and humid air volume D. Relative humidity at a given temperature is the relation between A. the surface radiation. Stratus. Which of the following phenomena is least likely to lead to the formation of a Cumulonimbus with thunderstorm ? A. 957. The area of the system in which you are at this moment is A. dew point and air temperature 954. and there is moderate continuous rain. resulting in clear ice formation http://www. a temperature inversion B.html (179 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:03 PM . 953. Ground radiation B. a layer of unstable air C. behind the cold front C. the warm sector D. The lowest cloud type observed in Stratus fractus. From what type of cloud does drizzle fall ? A.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. the high pressure area 958. water vapour weight and dry air weight C. Orographic lift 956. the conditions in which it could encounter severe airframe icing are: A. Cumulus D. the tops of Cumulus are often limited by A.Meteorology by Beuk D. Cirrostratus. actual water vapour content and saturated water vapour content B. Altostratus C. For a VFR aircraft. In mid-latitudes. or of the occlusion B. flight into freezing rain. the main body of the warm or cold front. the tropopause 955.

D. 962. resulting in clear ice formation 959. its activity A. we will be in solid clouds and consequently a VFR flight is not possible. The most dangerous icing conditions are encountered in A. we will fly just below the cloud base where the cloud cover is between 5 and 7 oktas. icy clouds at high levels. flight into an area outside of clouds where the temperature is below 0°C. we see the following for the area where a VFR-flight will take place: 100 BKN CU SC ___ 023 If the flight is planned at FL 85.Meteorology by Beuk B. on the upwind side of the mountain chain 961. C. flight into supercooled rain. When a front has to cross a chain of mountains. directly over the mountain chain D. unstable clouds at medium levels. zones where the air temperature is below -15°C. C. 960. when instability is high C. decreases when it reaches the mountains. D. flight between two cloud layers. B. we will fly above a solid cloud cover. C. 963. the surface wind direction over the sea is http://www. Mountain waves should be expected A. without precipitation. B. on the downwind side of the mountain chain B.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006.html (180 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:03 PM . we will probably have to divert around some cumulus tops. supercooled precipitation. D. ''On a Significant Weather Chart. B. we can estimate that'' A. is not disturbed by the mountains. ceases immediately.the-beuk. resulting in rime ice formation D. strengthens ''upwind'' of the mountains. ''(For this question use annex 050-11873A ) According to the extract of the surface isobar map. resulting in rime ice formation C.

from ahead D. from behind http://www. 40 m/sec C. airport forecasts B.the-beuk. -6. The TAF weather messages are A. A wind of 20 knots corresponds to an approximate speed of A. special weather observations D. 50 km/h 968. In a METAR message. from your right B. 10 km/h D. BR and HZ mean respectively: A.5°C/1000 FT 967. hourly or semi-hourly weather observations C. landing forecasts of the ''trend'' type 965. 140° B. -3°C/1000 FT C. 110° C. -2. from your left C. 310° D. -2°C/1000 FT B. 10 m/sec B. BR = mist HZ = widespread dust 966.Meteorology by Beuk approximately'' A. The wind affecting you. will be A. BR = mist HZ = haze B.5°C/1000 FT D. 220° 964. BR = fog HZ = haze C. BR = mist HZ = smoke D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. An anticyclone is ahead of you and a depression is behind you.html (181 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:03 PM . You are flying in the northern hemisphere at 2000 FT over a flat country area. The temperature lapse rate of the standard atmosphere in the troposphere is: A.

warm front. Nimbostratus 973. C. Altostratus and stratus. 0. Towering cumulus and cumulonimbus. D. D. from the left. 974. a head wind.5 km D. 1 km B. D.the-beuk. Towering cumulus and altostratus. 3 km 971. What type of clouds are associated with rain showers ? A. Altostratus and stratus D. the visibility is below A. Nimbostratus. ''An occlusion has the characteristics of a warm front when: '' http://www. 970. 1.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. C. Cumulus and altostratus C. warm occlusion. B. 972. cold front.8 km C. a tail wind. the wind will be A.html (182 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:03 PM . What type of clouds are associated with snow showers ? A. When flying at 5000 feet in the northern hemisphere over plains (flat country) with an anticyclone on the left and a depression on the right. C. from the right. When fog is reported.Meteorology by Beuk 969. cold occlusion. Cumulus and cumulonimbus B. B. ''(For this question use annex 050-11897A ) The diagram of the system in annex represents a'' A. B.

4 B. hail is represented by symbol'' A. clear ice B. Hoar frost B. you penetrate a humid air mass. After a prolonged VMC descent in very cold air. Clear ice D. 3 978. rime ice D. Rime ice C. the cold air behind is lifted by the warm air D. the cold air ahead is lifted 975. the wind group is 23010MPS. Wind from 230° magnetic at 20 knots D.html (183 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:03 PM . The type of icing it will most likely encounter is A. 2 D. This means: A. Wind from 230° magnetic at 10 miles per hour 979. Wind from 230° true at 10 miles per hour C. 1 C.the-beuk.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. Wind from 230° true at 20 knots B. Smooth icing 976. In a METAR message. the cold air behind is colder than the cold air ahead C. What type of icing will you encounter? A. the cold air behind is warmer than the cold air ahead B. An aircraft flies into supercooled rain in an area with a temperature below 0°C. ''Refer to the following TAF message. ''(For this question use annex 050-11907A ) On a Significant Weather Chart. granular frost 977.Meteorology by Beuk A. LFxx 180800Z 180918 22020KT 6000 SCT015 SCT080 BECMG 1214 24025KT 2000 RA BKN009 OVC070= http://www. hoar frost C.

Their base. broken Cumulus humilis C. air temperature and dew point are equal or close to one another B. 50 to 85 km D. 85 to more than 200 km 981.Meteorology by Beuk At 1400 UTC. by stagnation of the air for a long period of time over areas having particular characteristics B. 982. About ten identical clouds are in the sky. the cloud most likely to be encountered is A. B. between 900 and 1500 feet AGL D. in mountainous regions. cirrus. the wind is strong C. with well defined contours. altocumulus lenticularis. An air mass acquires its basic properties A. developing vertically in a cauliflower shape. Altocumulus castellanus D. relatively dark. the lowest cloud base will be'' A. between 900 and 1500 feet AMSL C. dense. well isolated from one another. 11 to 50 km B. at 900 feet AGL B. These clouds are A.the-beuk. 0 to 11 km C. In the mid-latitudes the stratosphere extends on an average from A. the turbulence in the lower layers is moderate 984. cirrostratus. is essentially horizontal and at FL 30. the sky is overcast D.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. The side of these clouds lit by the sun is bright white. at 1500 feet AGL 980. Stratocumulus 983. At the top of orographic waves. cumulus mediocris. towering Cumulus B. by the influence of jet streams http://www. The formation of morning fog before sunrise is possible if A. C. D. and their tops at FL 150.html (184 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:03 PM .

B. we can estimate a weather improvement for Lyon at around'' A. 988. 987. good and the precipitation is showers. and always clear of the ground are: A. A METAR message is valid A. Using the SWC in appendix. 2100 UTC B. by widespread thunderstorms D. 0300 UTC the following day D.html (185 of 185)6/12/2006 7:02:03 PM . Nimbostratus. at the time of observation B. 1215 UTC 986. Stratocumulus. D. good and the precipitation is steady rain. B. together or not. 1330 UTC C. for the hour following the observation D. sheets or grey or whitish layers made up of elements resembling large pebbles or rollers. Stratus. the sky is overcast with Stratocumulus and Altostratus and it is raining. for 9 hours http://www. the visibility outside precipitation is A. In the weather pattern behind a cold front. low and the precipitation is steady rain. N4545 E00500).Meteorology by Beuk C. low and the precipitation is showers. D. Altostratus. Clouds in patches. ''(For this question use annex 050-11931A ) At Lyon (LFLY.nl/exams2006/Meteorology2006. in the westerlies of the mid-latitudes 985. at 1200 UTC. valid at 1200 UTC. C. C.the-beuk. for 2 hours C.

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