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Q1.Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?
A1. A wake turbulence causes air crafts to enter a downward motion.

Q2.What causes lightning?
A2.Heavier, negatively charged particles sink to the bottom of the cloud. When the positive and negative charges grow 
large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud. This is like a static
electricity sparks you see, but much bigger.

Q3.The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?
A3. there is no theoretical upper limit to the Richter magnitude scale, but obviously, in practice, the scale is
limited both by the Earth's ability to release energy and by its ability to remain in one piece. The Earth could 
only generate earthquakes beyond a certain level. After that, an asteroid collision could go higher, but eventually 
the Earth would simply explode.but The biggest quake in recorded history was the 9.5 quake that struck Chile in 1960.

Q4.What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?
A4.A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder,
that is capable of creating flood conditions. A cloudburst can suddenly dump large amounts of water e.g. 25 mm 
of precipitation corresponds to 25000 metric tons/km2 (1 inch corresponds to 72,300 short tons over one square mile).
However, cloudbursts are infrequent as they occur only via orographic lift or occasionally when a warm air 
parcel mixes with cooler air, resulting in sudden condensation. At times, a large amount of runoff from higher
elevations is mistakenly conflated with a cloudburst. The term "cloudburst" arose from the notion that clouds
were akin to water balloons and could burst, resulting in rapid precipitation. Though this idea has since been 
disproven, the term remains in use.
A cloudburst is different from rain only in the amount of water that pours down on the earth. if rainfall of about 
10 cm or above per hour is recorded over a place that is roughly 10 km x 10 km in area, it is classified as a 
cloudburst event.

Q5.When does a leap year occur?
A5.Nearly every four years is a leap year which has 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has 365 in
the Gregorian Calendar.
February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar
in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days.
It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds to 
circle once around the Sun.

Q6.From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. Amazing pic, isn't it!
A6.A dirty thunderstorm (also volcanic lightning, thunder volcano) is a weather phenomenon that is related to the
production of lightning in a volcanic plume.
A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments,
ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles
collide in regular thunderstorms.
Volcanic eruptions are sometimes accompanied by flashes of lightning. However, this lightning doesn’t
descend from storm clouds in the sky. It is generated within the ash cloud spewing from the volcano, 
in a process called charge separation.

Q7. What is the cause of winds?
A7.Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, 
the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right 
(in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere), so that the wind flows mostly around
 the high and low pressure areas.

Q8.Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?
A8.Our atmosphere scatters shorter to bigger wavelengths color fromsunlight when the white light travels through it.
 During day, it scatters violet and blue colors leaving yellowish sunlight 
(the reason why sky is blue and sunlight is yellow) But when higher in the sky the Sun looks white.

Q9.Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.
A9.the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole isn't at the same location.
Geographic north and south poles are determined by the earth's spin. They are the locations
n earth through which the axis of the earth's spin passes. Magnetic north is determined by the
direction a compass points. Magnetic variance, or declination, is the difference between geographic
north and magnetic north.Geographic north pole: The Earth rotates on the geographic north and south poles.
The geographic north and south poles are where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north. 
The south and north poleare directly opposite to one another.
The North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Scientists have tried marking the North pole.
 Because the water here is permanently covered with moving sea ice, it’s practically impossible to construct 
any type of permanent station at the true North Pole.
The Magnetic North Pole: (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada 
where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.

Q10.Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?
A10.No,
A spheroid has circular symmetry. Because of the combined effects of gravity and rotation, the Earth's shapeis
not quite a sphere but instead is slightly flattened in the direction of its axis of rotation. For that reason,
in cartography the Earth is often approximated by an oblate spheroidinstead of a sphere.
 

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ANSWERS 

1. A wake turbulence causes air crafts to enter a downward motion

2.Heavier, negatively charged particles sink to the bottom of the cloud. When the positive and negative charges grow 
large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud. This is like a static
electricity sparks you see, but much bigger.
3. there is no theoretical upper limit to the Richter magnitude scale, but obviously, in practice, the scale is
limited both by the Earth's ability to release energy and by its ability to remain in one piece. The Earth could 
only generate earthquakes beyond a certain level. After that, an asteroid collision could go higher, but eventually 
the Earth would simply explode.but The biggest quake in recorded history was the 9.5 quake that struck Chile in 1960.

4.A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder,
that is capable of creating flood conditions. A cloudburst can suddenly dump large amounts of water e.g. 25 mm 
of precipitation corresponds to 25000 metric tons/km2 (1 inch corresponds to 72,300 short tons over one square mile).
However, cloudbursts are infrequent as they occur only via orographic lift or occasionally when a warm air 
parcel mixes with cooler air, resulting in sudden condensation. At times, a large amount of runoff from higher
elevations is mistakenly conflated with a cloudburst. The term "cloudburst" arose from the notion that clouds
were akin to water balloons and could burst, resulting in rapid precipitation. Though this idea has since been 
disproven, the term remains in use.
A cloudburst is different from rain only in the amount of water that pours down on the earth. if rainfall of about 
10 cm or above per hour is recorded over a place that is roughly 10 km x 10 km in area, it is classified as a 
cloudburst event.
5.Nearly every four years is a leap year which has 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has 365 in
the Gregorian Calendar.
February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar
in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days.
It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds to 
circle once around the Sun.

6.A dirty thunderstorm (also volcanic lightning, thunder volcano) is a weather phenomenon that is related to the
production of lightning in a volcanic plume.
A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments,
ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles
collide in regular thunderstorms.
Volcanic eruptions are sometimes accompanied by flashes of lightning. However, this lightning doesn’t
descend from storm clouds in the sky. It is generated within the ash cloud spewing from the volcano, 
in a process called charge separation.
7.Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, 
the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right 
(in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere), so that the wind flows mostly around
 the high and low pressure areas.

8.Our atmosphere scatters shorter to bigger wavelengths color fromsunlight when the white light travels through it.
 During day, it scatters violet and blue colors leaving yellowish sunlight 
(the reason why sky is blue and sunlight is yellow) But when higher in the sky the Sun looks white.
9. the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole isn't at the same location.
Geographic north and south poles are determined by the earth's spin. They are the locations
n earth through which the axis of the earth's spin passes. Magnetic north is determined by the
direction a compass points. Magnetic variance, or declination, is the difference between geographic
north and magnetic north.Geographic north pole: The Earth rotates on the geographic north and south poles.
The geographic north and south poles are where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north. 
The south and north poleare directly opposite to one another.
The North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Scientists have tried marking the North pole.
 Because the water here is permanently covered with moving sea ice, it’s practically impossible to construct 
any type of permanent station at the true North Pole.
The Magnetic North Pole: (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada 
where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.

10.No,
A spheroid has circular symmetry. Because of the combined effects of gravity and rotation, the Earth's shapeis
not quite a sphere but instead is slightly flattened in the direction of its axis of rotation. For that reason,
in cartography the Earth is often approximated by an oblate spheroidinstead of a sphere
 

 

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ANSWERS 

1. A wake turbulence causes air crafts to enter a downward motion

2.Heavier, negatively charged particles sink to the bottom of the cloud. When the positive and negative charges grow 
large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud. This is like a static
electricity sparks you see, but much bigger.
3. there is no theoretical upper limit to the Richter magnitude scale, but obviously, in practice, the scale is
limited both by the Earth's ability to release energy and by its ability to remain in one piece. The Earth could 
only generate earthquakes beyond a certain level. After that, an asteroid collision could go higher, but eventually 
the Earth would simply explode.but The biggest quake in recorded history was the 9.5 quake that struck Chile in 1960.

4.A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder,
that is capable of creating flood conditions. A cloudburst can suddenly dump large amounts of water e.g. 25 mm 
of precipitation corresponds to 25000 metric tons/km2 (1 inch corresponds to 72,300 short tons over one square mile).
However, cloudbursts are infrequent as they occur only via orographic lift or occasionally when a warm air 
parcel mixes with cooler air, resulting in sudden condensation. At times, a large amount of runoff from higher
elevations is mistakenly conflated with a cloudburst. The term "cloudburst" arose from the notion that clouds
were akin to water balloons and could burst, resulting in rapid precipitation. Though this idea has since been 
disproven, the term remains in use.
A cloudburst is different from rain only in the amount of water that pours down on the earth. if rainfall of about 
10 cm or above per hour is recorded over a place that is roughly 10 km x 10 km in area, it is classified as a 
cloudburst event.
5.Nearly every four years is a leap year which has 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has 365 in
the Gregorian Calendar.
February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar
in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days.
It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds to 
circle once around the Sun.

6.A dirty thunderstorm (also volcanic lightning, thunder volcano) is a weather phenomenon that is related to the
production of lightning in a volcanic plume.
A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments,
ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles
collide in regular thunderstorms.
Volcanic eruptions are sometimes accompanied by flashes of lightning. However, this lightning doesn’t
descend from storm clouds in the sky. It is generated within the ash cloud spewing from the volcano, 
in a process called charge separation.
7.Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, 
the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right 
(in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere), so that the wind flows mostly around
 the high and low pressure areas.

8.Our atmosphere scatters shorter to bigger wavelengths color fromsunlight when the white light travels through it.
 During day, it scatters violet and blue colors leaving yellowish sunlight 
(the reason why sky is blue and sunlight is yellow) But when higher in the sky the Sun looks white.
9. the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole isn't at the same location.
Geographic north and south poles are determined by the earth's spin. They are the locations
n earth through which the axis of the earth's spin passes. Magnetic north is determined by the
direction a compass points. Magnetic variance, or declination, is the difference between geographic
north and magnetic north.Geographic north pole: The Earth rotates on the geographic north and south poles.
The geographic north and south poles are where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north. 
The south and north poleare directly opposite to one another.
The North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Scientists have tried marking the North pole.
 Because the water here is permanently covered with moving sea ice, it’s practically impossible to construct 
any type of permanent station at the true North Pole.
The Magnetic North Pole: (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada 
where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.

10.No,
A spheroid has circular symmetry. Because of the combined effects of gravity and rotation, the Earth's shapeis
not quite a sphere but instead is slightly flattened in the direction of its axis of rotation. For that reason,
in cartography the Earth is often approximated by an oblate spheroidinstead of a sphere
 

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Hi, I'm Lecima


When i play on Royal Revolt 2, i am always in constant eruption.

Yes ! Because i try to win a maximum of medals, and to do that, i take a lot of risks, maybe too much...

So yes, when i start a attack, a fight, it's more like un blast, a storm, even a lightning fire storm.

When my ennemy try to kill me with a band of lightning towers, i have no choice, i use my fire storm. And the towers fall like rain !

:)

 

 

My answers :

 

1. The instability, earth's shap and a depressive system can cause this kind of mouvement.

2. The passage of a cold front, a short-lived weather wave, or diurnal warming2. Such a trigger may act on the surface or at high altitudes, so that thunderstorms may develop near the ground or be based at the middle levels of the atmosphere.

3. The maximum value is 9.

4. cloud is a visible mass initially constituted by a large quantity of water droplets.

5. Every 4 years.

6. It's a volcanic eruption with a lightning storm, amazing like you say !

7. Winds are generally caused by unevenly distributed warming on the surface of the planet from stellar radiation (solar energy), and by the rotation of the planet.

8. The atmosphere acts as a blue filter, so that the initially white sunlight turns yellow.

9. No, because the magnetic pole moves, it is bound to the core of the earth, and the geographic pole is bound to its form, it doesn't change.

10. The earth isn't a perfect sphere, so no.

 

 

IGN : Lecima

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1. A microburst is causing this.

2. Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3. There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

4. A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5. if year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year 
 else if year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year 
 else if year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year 
 else it is a leap year

6. The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7. Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8. Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9. It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10. No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.

 

 

 

IGN: Catherine of Aragon1

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Hi KK Star,

Thanks for the great questions, KK. You are the best Trivia Quiz Master I've ever seen!!!. I really enjoyed gathering the answers.

My IGN in RR2 is Ebweb. My answers:

1.  A mass of cool air will sink, causing a "downdraft", which in turn causes aircraft to enter a downward motion.

2. Hot air rises, then cools and forms ice crystals, then falls as cold air. Those water droplets and ice crystals bump into each other as they rise and fall, creating positively charged small particles up top, and negatively charged heavier particles at the bottom of the area. When enough charge builds up between positive and negative ends, lightning flashes and temporarily equalizes the charged zones.

3. The Richter scale has no maximum value. It is an open-ended scale.

4. A cloudburst is an extreme amount of rain in a short time. It differs from normal rain in that it does not accumulate slowly by evaporation like normal rain. Cloudbursts accumulate very rapidly either by mixing cold and warm air that causes condensation, or by moving air quickly to a higher elevation as when a cloud front hits a mountain. The movement to higher elevation causes rapid cooling, which results in rapid condensation, which causes the extreme rain known as a cloudburst.

5. Years that can be divided evenly by 4 are leap years with the exception of years that can be evenly divided by 100 (century years) unless they can be evenly divided by 400.

6. Volcanic lightning, the ash parts are positive and negative loaded by the extreme temperature and cause flashes.

7. Differences in temperature create differences in pressure. These pressure differences result in wind.

8. Rayleigh Scattering. The sun produces white light, but earth's atmosphere deflects more blue wavelengths than red. The more atmosphere the light travels through, the more the color will appear yellow, then orange, then red, as you can see during a sunset.

9. Magnetic North and Geographic North are different. The magnetic poles are where the magnetic field lines surrounding our planet enter the earth, and geographic north is based on the axis of rotation. The two points are about 500 km apart.

10. No.

Best regards, Edwin.

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1.  A mass of cool air will sink, causing a "downdraft", which in turn causes aircraft to enter a downward motion.

2. Hot air rises, then cools and forms ice crystals, then falls as cold air. Those water droplets and ice crystals bump into each other as they rise and fall, creating positively charged small particles up top, and negatively charged heavier particles at the bottom of the area. When enough charge builds up between positive and negative ends, lightning flashes and temporarily equalizes the charged zones.

3. The Richter scale has no maximum value. It is an open-ended scale.

4. A cloudburst is an extreme amount of rain in a short time. It differs from normal rain in that it does not accumulate slowly by evaporation like normal rain. Cloudbursts accumulate very rapidly either by mixing cold and warm air that causes condensation, or by moving air quickly to a higher elevation as when a cloud front hits a mountain. The movement to higher elevation causes rapid cooling, which results in rapid condensation, which causes the extreme rain known as a cloudburst.

5. Years that can be divided evenly by 4 are leap years with the exception of years that can be evenly divided by 100 (century years) unless they can be evenly divided by 400.

6. Volcanic lightning, the ash parts are positive and negative loaded by the extreme Temperature and cause flashes.

7. Differences in temperature create differences in pressure. These pressure differences result in wind.

8. Rayleigh Scattering. The sun produces white light, but earth's atmosphere deflects more blue wavelengths than red. The more atmosphere the light travels through, the more the color will appear yellow, then orange, then red, as you can see during a sunset.

9. Magnetic North and Geographic North are different. The magnetic poles are where the magnetic field lines surrounding our planet enter the earth, and geographic north is based on the axis of rotation. The two points are about 500km apart.

10. No.

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1. It Clear air turbulence 
 

2. When liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, then build up large electrical fields in the clou  
 

3. It is infinite value.
 

4. Cloudburst, arose from the notion that clouds were akin to water balloons and could burst, resulting in rapid precipitatio
 

5. Every 4 years.


6. It Show volcanic eruption with lightning.
 

7. It caused by difference in the atmospheric pressure. 
 

8. Color of the sun is white. Reason: because the Earth’s atmosphere scatters away light in the blue, indigo and violet wavelength region, so higher wavelength colors, like red, orange and yellow are less easily scattered.
 

9. No same location, The magnetic poles move around! 
 

10. No.

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royal revolt 2

1.   Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

 Wind shear

2.    What causes lightning?

Lightning is caused by an electric potential difference (a voltage) being created between one cloud and another, or between a cloud and the ground. A charge of electrons builds up on the higher cloud while a lack of electrons occurs on the lower part. When this buildup/lack is large enough, a large amount of energy has been stored. It all releases at one time, forcing an electric current through the sky and allowing the charges to equalize; it also turns most of that energy into heat and light which were we see as lightning.

3.    The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale.  What is the max value on a Richter scale?

The Richter scale does not have an upper limit. The Richter scale is a logarithmic representation of the amount of energy released by an earthquake, or its magnitude. As of 2014, the earthquake that rated highest in recorded history was a 9.5-magnitude quake in Chile in 1960. But the standard Richter scale can only measured up to 7 (max value).

4.    What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain

A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions.

Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour is a cloudburst. Rainfall rate Less than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour it’s called rain.

 

5.    When does a leap year occur?

A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit about the sun, which is about 365¼ days. Most years have 365 days, but a leap year has 366 days. The extra day is added onto the end of the shortest month, February; in a leap year, February has 29 days (instead of its usual 28 days).

6.  From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short

The photo shows Volcano Eruption Lightning, it’s due to the electrification of rising ash particles by magma.

7.    What is the cause of winds?

Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. 

 

8.  Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

It is because its short-wavelength colors (green, blue, violet) are scattered out by the Earth's atmosphere. Hence only the reds, yellows, and oranges get through the thick atmosphere to our eyes.

 

9.  Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

Earth’s magnetic north pole and geographic (true) north pole is not at the same location. Geographic north  poles are determined by the earth's spin while Magnetic north pole is determined by the direction a compass points

The geographic (true) North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. The Magnetic North Pole (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.

10.  Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

 No.  Earth is an oblate spheroid in shape.

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Trivia, work in progress:

1.  A mass of cool air will sink, causing a "downdraft", which in turn causes aircraft to enter a downward motion.

3. The Richter scale has no maximum value. It is an open-ended scale.

4. A cloudburst is an extreme amount of rain in a short time. It differs from normal rain in that it does not accumulate slowly by evaporation like normal rain. Cloudbursts accumulate very rapidly either by mixing cold and warm air that causes condensation, or by moving air quickly to a higher elevation as when a cloud front hits a mountain. The movement to higher elevation causes rapid cooling, which results in rapid condensation, which causes the extreme rain known as a cloudburst.

5. Years that can be divided evenly by 4 are leap years with the exception of years that can be evenly divided by 100 (century years) unless they can be evenly divided by 400.

6. Volcanic lightning, the ash parts are positive and negative loaded by the extreme Temperature and cause flashes. 

7. Differences in temperature create differences in pressure. These pressure differences result in wind.

8. Rayliegh Scattering. The sun produces white light, but earth's atmosphere deflects more blue wavelengths than red. The more atmosphere the light travels through, the more the color will appear yellow, then orange, then red, as you can see during a sunset.

9. Magnetic North and Geographic North are different. The magnetic poles are where the magnetic field lines surrounding our planet enter the earth, and geographic north is based on the axis of rotation. The two points are about 500km apart.

10. No. 

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1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

Vertical movements

2. What causes lightning?

Ion particles in the cloud

 

3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

It is unlimited, the highest on record was 9.5

4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

A cloudburst is extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions, and cloudburst can suddenly dump large amounts of water e.g. 25 mm of precipitation corresponds to 25000 metric tons/km2 (1 inch corresponds to 72,300 short tons over one square mile). 

Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravit

5.  When does a leap year occur?

 

6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. ;) Amazing pic, isn't it!

 

7. What is the cause of winds?

The difference of air pressure

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

Because our eyes see the reflection color of Sun in the air and not the direct color of Sun

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

It is not the same, because our earth is not round shape, but it is elipse and always move about 12.5 degree

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

No

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1.  A mass of cool air will sink, causing a "downdraft", which in turn causes aircraft to enter a downward motion.

2. Hot air rises, then cools and forms ice crystals, then falls as cold air. Those water droplets and ice crystals bump into each other as they rise and fall, creating positively charged small particles up top, and negatively charged heavier particles at the bottom of the area. When enough charge builds up between positive and negative ends, lightning flashes and temporarily equalizes the charged zones.
3. The Richter scale has no maximum value. It is an open-ended scale.

4. A cloudburst is an extreme amount of rain in a short time. It differs from normal rain in that it does not accumulate slowly by evaporation like normal rain. Cloudbursts accumulate very rapidly either by mixing cold and warm air that causes condensation, or by moving air quickly to a higher elevation as when a cloud front hits a mountain. The movement to higher elevation causes rapid cooling, which results in rapid condensation, which causes the extreme rain known as a cloudburst.

5. Years that can be divided evenly by 4 are leap years with the exception of years that can be evenly divided by 100 (century years) unless they can be evenly divided by 400.

6. Volcanic lightning, the ash parts are positive and negative loaded by the extreme Temperature and cause flashes. 

7. Differences in temperature create differences in pressure. These pressure differences result in wind.

8. Rayleigh Scattering. The sun produces white light, but earth's atmosphere deflects more blue wavelengths than red. The more atmosphere the light travels through, the more the color will appear yellow, then orange, then red, as you can see during a sunset.

9. Magnetic North and Geographic North are different. The magnetic poles are where the magnetic field lines surrounding our planet enter the earth, and geographic north is based on the axis of rotation. The two points are about 500km apart.

10. No

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1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

 

2. What causes lightning?

 

3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

 

4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

 

5.  When does a leap year occur?

 

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6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. ;) Amazing pic, isn't it!

 

7. What is the cause of winds?

 

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

 

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

 

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

 

 

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TRIVIA CHALLENGE ANSWERS

 

1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

Gravity/ Air turbulence / Pitch all affect downward movement of an aircraft.  
Pitch is the normal wind movement during voluntary control.  


2. What causes lightning?

Lightning is an electric current. To make this electric current, first you need a cloud.

When the ground is hot, it heats the air above it. This warm air rises. As the air rises, water vapour cools and forms a cloud. When air continues to rise, the cloud gets bigger and bigger. In the tops of the clouds, temperature is below freezing and the water vapour turns into ice.

Now, the cloud becomes a thundercloud. Lots of small bits of ice bump into each other as they move around. All these collisions cause a build up of electrical charge.

Eventually, the whole cloud fills up with electrical charges. Lighter, positively charged particles form at the top of the cloud. Heavier, negatively charged panees sink to the bottom of the cloud.

When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud.


3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

The Richter magnitude scale itself has no lower limit, and contemporary seismometers can register, record, and measure earthquakes with negative magnitudes.

The scale was replaced in the 1970s by the moment magnitude scale (MMS); for earthquakes adequately measured by the Richter scale, numerical values are approximately the same. Although values measured for earthquakes now are {\displaystyle M_{w}} M_{w} (MMS), they are frequently reported by the press as Richter values, even for earthquakes of magnitude over 8, when the Richter scale becomes meaningless. Anything above 5 is classified as a risk by the USGS.

Events with magnitudes greater than 4.5 are strong enough to be recorded by a seismograph anywhere in the world, so long as its sensors are not located in the earthquake's shadow.

The largest recorded earthquake was the Great Chilean earthquake of May 22, 1960, which had a magnitude of 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale.

Beyond 9.5, while extremely strong earthquakes are theoretically possible, the energies involved rapidly make such earthquakes on Earth effectively impossible without an extremely destructive source of external energy. For example, the asteroid impact that created the Chicxulub crater and caused the mass extinction that may have killed the dinosaurs has been estimated as causing a magnitude 13 earthquake (see below), while a magnitude 15 earthquake could destroy the Earth completely.  Seismologist Susan Hough has suggested that 10 may represent a very approximate upper limit, as the effect if the largest known continuous belt of faults ruptured together (along the Pacific coast of the Americas).

Answer: 8.0
The common phrase "8.5 on the Richter scale" is the pun .... Lol


4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

rain is condensed water falling from a cloud while cloudburst is a sudden heavy rainstorm.

A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,[1] sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions.

Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour is a cloudburst.


5.  When does a leap year occur?

In the Gregorian calendar, the standard calendar in most of the world, most years that are multiples of 4 are leap years. In each leap year, the month of February has 29 days instead of 28. Adding an extra day to the calendar every four years compensates for the fact that a period of 365 days is shorter than a tropical year by almost 6 hours.

Leap years are needed to keep our modern day Gregorian calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called a tropical year, and is measured from the March equinox.

However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn't add a leap day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by around 24 days!

The exact length of a solar year is actually 11 minutes and 14 seconds less than 365 ¼ days. That means that even if you add a leap day every four years, the calendar would still overshoot the solar year by a little bit—11 minutes and 14 seconds per year.

Every now and then a leap second is added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to synchronize clocks worldwide with the Earth's ever slowing rotation.

Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years, but the years 1600 and 2000 were.

Special Leap Year 2000
The year 2000 was somewhat special as it was the first instance when the third criterion was used in most parts of the world since the transition from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar.

Next leap day is February 29, 2020.


6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short. ;) Amazing pic, isn't it!

This is known as a Dirty Thunderstorm.

A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.[9]

Volcanic eruptions are sometimes accompanied by flashes of lightning. However, this lightning doesn’t descend from storm clouds in the sky. It is generated within the ash cloud spewing from the volcano, in a process called charge separation.

The Romans believed that Volcano was the chimney to the god Vulcan’s workshop. The island itself was thought to come from the debris that came out of the god’s furnace. The Romans believed that the earthquakes that shook the ground around the island came from Vulcan working in his shop, creating weapons for the gods to make war on one another.  Judging by this picture ... You can imagine why!


7. What is the cause of winds?

Generally, we can say that the cause of the wind is the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface by the Sun. The Earth’s surface is made of different land and water areas, and these varying surfaces absorb and reflect the Sun’s rays unevenly. Warm air rising yields a lower pressure on the Earth, because the air is not pressing down on the Earth’s surface, while descending cooler air produces a higher pressure.

Wind is caused by a difference in pressure from one area to another area on the surface of the Earth. Air naturally moves from high to low pressure, and when it does so, it is called wind.

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

It is a common misconception that the Sun is yellow, or orange or even red. However, the Sun is essentially all colors mixed together, which appear to our eyes as white. This is easy to see in pictures taken from space.

When we see the Sun at sunrise or sunset, when it is low in the sky, it may appear yellow, orange, or red. But that is only because its short-wavelength colors (green, blue, violet) are scattered out by the Earth's atmosphere, much like small waves are dispersed by big rocks along the shore. Hence only the reds, yellows, and oranges get through the thick atmosphere to our eyes.
When the Sun is high in the sky, the shorter waves, primarily the blue, strike air molecules in the upper atmosphere and bounce around and scatter. Hence explaining why the sky looks blue.

Actually, all forms of light and energy are part of the same phenomena: the electromagnetic spectrum.  Our eyes can detect only a small amount of this energy, that portion we call "visible light."  We are 
unable to detect all wavelengths of light so we don't see the true color of white, which is every wavelength of light.

Color is a very interesting principle in physics.  I could go on for hours about that ... Lol.

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

The Earth rotates on the geographic north and south poles. The geographic north and south poles are where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north. The south and north pole are directly opposite to one another.

The geographic North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

On the other side of the Earth, the geographic South Pole lies on a continental land mass known as Antarctica.

The Magnetic North Pole (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.

This is a difference of about 500 kilometers between the Geographic North and Magnetic North poles!

The difference today is about 500 kilometers. But the Magnetic North Pole is actually moving kilometers every year. This phenomenon is known as the Polar Shift Theory.

Over the last 150 years, the magnetic pole has crept north over 1000 kilometers. Scientists suggest it migrates about 10 kilometers per year and can even flip from pole-to-pole. Lately, the speed has accelerated to about 40 kilometers per year and could reach Siberia in a few decades.

If you were alive to see it 800,000 years ago, it would have been the Magnetic South Pole.

It takes 200,000 to 300,000 years for Earth’s magnetic field to flip polarity. Flipping polarity means the lines of attraction that enter the Earth would flip north to south pole, or vice versa.


10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

As countless photos from space can attest, Earth is round—the "Blue Marble," as astronauts have affectionately dubbed it. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Planet Earth is not, in fact, perfectly round.

Isaac Newton first proposed that Earth was not perfectly round. Instead, he suggested it was an oblate spheroid—a sphere that is squashed at its poles and swollen at the equator. He was correct and, because of this bulge, the distance from Earth's center to sea level is roughly 21 kilometers (13 miles) greater at the equator than at the poles.

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1.   Wind shear


2. Lightning is caused by an electric potential difference (a voltage) being created between one cloud and another, or between a cloud and the ground. A charge of electrons builds up on the higher cloud while a lack of electrons occurs on the lower part. When this buildup/lack is large enough, a large amount of energy has been stored. It all releases at one time, forcing an electric current through the sky and allowing the charges to equalize; it also turns most of that energy into heat and light which were we see as lightning.


3.In theory, The Richter scale does not have an upper limit. The Richter scale is a logarithmic representation of the amount of energy released by an earthquake, or its magnitude. As of 2014, the earthquake that rated highest in recorded history was a 9.5-magnitude quake in Chile in 1960. But the standard Richter magnitude scale can only measured up to 7 (max value). 


4.A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions.
Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour is a cloudburst. Rainfall rate Less than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour it’s called rain.


5.A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit about the sun, which is about 365¼ days. Most years have 365 days, but a leap year has 366 days. The extra day is added onto the end of the shortest month, February; in a leap year, February has 29 days (instead of its usual 28 days).


6.The picture shows Volcano Eruption Lightning, it’s due to the electrification of rising ash particles by magma.


7.Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure.


8.It is because its short-wavelength colors (green, blue, violet) are scattered out by the Earth's atmosphere. Hence only the reds, yellows, and oranges get through the thick atmosphere to our eyes.


9.Earth’s magnetic north pole and geographic (true) north pole is not at the same location. Geographic north  poles are determined by the earth's spin while Magnetic north pole is determined by the direction a compass points
The geographic (true) North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. The Magnetic North Pole (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.


10.No.  Earth is an oblate spheroid in shape.

 

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  1. Wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion is Aerodynamic forces weight: the combined load of the aircraft itself, the crew, the fuel, and the cargo or baggage. Weight pulls the aircraft downward because of the force of gravity. It opposes lift and acts vertically downward through the aircraft’s center of gravity (CG).
  2. Lightning caused by heavier, negatively charged particles sink to the bottom of the cloud. When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud.
  3. Max values on a Richter scale is 10. The biggest quake in recorded history was the 9.5 quake that struck Chile in 1960.
  4. A cloudburst is a sudden aggressive downpour within the radius of a couple of kilometres in short period of time (sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder) that is capable of flooding the entire area. The difference between  cloudburst and rain is only in the amount of water that pours down on the earth. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) labels rainfall over 100 mm per hour as cloudburst.
  5. Leap years occurs every four years on February 29. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days.
  6. A volcanic lightning is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.
  7. Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds.
  8. The reason the Sun looks yellow to us on Earth is that our atmosphere scatters light from the Sun; so the apparent color of the sun changes. Earth’s atmosphere scatters light in the blue and violet wavelength range, so the remaining wavelengths of light appear yellow.
  9. No, it's not in the same location. The Geographic North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Scientists have tried marking the North pole. However, because the water there is permanently covered with moving sea ice, it’s practically impossible to construct any type of permanent station at the true North Pole. That's why they make marking The Magnetic North Pole that's a point located on on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.
  10. No. Earth is oblate spheroid in shape.

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2.when the +ve & -ve charges grow large enough a giant spark lighting occurs between the two charges within the cloud.

3. 12

5.in every 4 years...the year must be the multiple of 4 e.g. 2012,2016 etc & the decade years must be the multiple of 400 e.g. 1600,2000 etc.

7.Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in windsof various speeds. On a rotating planet, air will also be deflected by the Coriolis effect, except exactly on the equator

8.When we see the Sun at sunrise or sunset, when it is low in the sky, it mayappear yellow, orange, or red. But that is only because its short-wavelength colors (green, blue, violet) are scattered out by the Earth's atmosphere, much like small waves are dispersed by big rocks along the shore

9.A compass needle will point to the direction of the Magnetic North Pole. But this doesn't mean that a compass always points to the Geographic North Pole. This difference is magneticinclination. The Earth's magnetic northis changing every day because of the hot, liquid metal that surrounds the inner cor

10.No

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1) wind shear causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion.

2) lightning occurs between 2 chargers within the cloud when the positive and negative chargers grow large enough.

3) max value on a Richter scale is 7

4)A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time and rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour. That is different from rain in which rainfall rate for rain is less than 100milimeters per hours.

5) leap year occur in every 4 years. Leap year have 366 days.

6)Volcano Eruption Lightning. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume.

7)Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds.

8)It is because its short-wavelength colors (green, blue, violet) are scattered out by the Earth's atmosphere. Hence only the reds, yellows, and oranges get through the thick atmosphere to our eyes.

9)Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole is NOT at the same location.Geographic north  poles are determined by the earth's spin while Magnetic north pole is determined by the direction a compass points .

10) No

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2 Lots of small bits of ice collide as they move around. All these collisions cause a build up of electrical charge. When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, lightning occurs between the two charges within the cloud.

3 10 but theoretically can go over 15, at 15 Earth will be destroyed

4 Cloudburst is a sudden heavy rainstorm. while rain is condensed water falling from a cloud

5 A leap year occurs almost every four years on February 29

6 Thunders hitting an erupting volcano (i like calling it Orgasmic Storm :D)

7 Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure

8 Because our atmosphere scatters light the sun appears yellow to us here on earth.

9 Geographic north and south poles are determined by the earth's spin. They are the locations on earth through which the axis of the earth's spin passes. Magnetic north is determined by the direction a compass points. Magnetic variance, or declination, is the difference between geographic north and magnetic north.

10 No

 

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1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

    wind shear

 

2. What causes lightning?

Lightning is caused by an electrical discharge of electrons moving very quickly from one place to another. These electrons move so quickly that they superheat the air around them causing it to glow.

 

3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

max value on standard Richter scale is 7. 

 

4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions.

Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour is a cloudburst. Rainfall rate Less than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour it’s called rain

 

5.  When does a leap year occur?

A leap year occurs every four years

 

6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short

Volcano Lightning. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume.The electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges.

7. What is the cause of winds?

Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds

 

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

It is because its short-wavelength colors (green, blue, violet) are scattered out by the Earth's atmosphere

 

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

No. Because Geographic north  poles are determined by the earth's spin while Magnetic north pole is determined by the direction a compass points. 

Magnetic North Pole

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

No

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Answers below:

1. A micro burst is causing this.

2. Lightning is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these electric fields become large enough, a giant "spark" occurs between them (or between them and the ground) like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The lightning spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3. There is no upper limit, though level 13 is capable of extinction of life on earth and level 15 can extinct the earth itself.

4. A cloudburst is different from rain only by the amount of water that pours down on the earth. Usually rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 mm/ hour is called a cloudburst.

5. if year is not divisible by 4 then it is a common year 
 else if year is not divisible by 100 then it is a leap year 
 else if year is not divisible by 400 then it is a common year 
 else it is a leap year

6. The phenomenon is called a dirty thunderstorm. Also volcanic lightning or thunder volcano. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. This happens when electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7. Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8. Two reasons: First - The Sun's surface temperature is 5,500º and produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but only slightly more than other colors it produces. If the Sun were cooler, say 2,500º, it would look red or if the Sun were hotter, say 15,000 º, it would look blue. Second - The Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others. The Sun is a yellow star, but the Earth's atmosphere makes the Sun look more yellow than it appears than if you were to observe it from space.

9. It's not. The North Magnetic Pole moves over time due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10. No. Earth is an Oblate Spheroid.

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TRIVIA CHALLENGE ANSWERS

1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

Gravity/ Air turbulence / Pitch all affect downward movement of an aircraft.  
Pitch is the normal wind movement during voluntary control.  I think is the answer they are looking for here.


2. What causes lightning?

Lightning is an electric current. To make this electric current, first you need a cloud.

When the ground is hot, it heats the air above it. This warm air rises. As the air rises, water vapour cools and forms a cloud. When air continues to rise, the cloud gets bigger and bigger. In the tops of the clouds, temperature is below freezing and the water vapour turns into ice.

Now, the cloud becomes a thundercloud. Lots of small bits of ice bump into each other as they move around. All these collisions cause a build up of electrical charge.

Eventually, the whole cloud fills up with electrical charges. Lighter, positively charged particles form at the top of the cloud. Heavier, negatively charged panees sink to the bottom of the cloud.

When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud.


3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

The Richter magnitude scale itself has no lower limit, and contemporary seismometers can register, record, and measure earthquakes with negative magnitudes.

The scale was replaced in the 1970s by the moment magnitude scale (MMS); for earthquakes adequately measured by the Richter scale, numerical values are approximately the same. Although values measured for earthquakes now are {\displaystyle M_{w}} M_{w} (MMS), they are frequently reported by the press as Richter values, even for earthquakes of magnitude over 8, when the Richter scale becomes meaningless. Anything above 5 is classified as a risk by the USGS.

Events with magnitudes greater than 4.5 are strong enough to be recorded by a seismograph anywhere in the world, so long as its sensors are not located in the earthquake's shadow.

The largest recorded earthquake was the Great Chilean earthquake of May 22, 1960, which had a magnitude of 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale.

Beyond 9.5, while extremely strong earthquakes are theoretically possible, the energies involved rapidly make such earthquakes on Earth effectively impossible without an extremely destructive source of external energy. For example, the asteroid impact that created the Chicxulub crater and caused the mass extinction that may have killed the dinosaurs has been estimated as causing a magnitude 13 earthquake (see below), while a magnitude 15 earthquake could destroy the Earth completely.  Seismologist Susan Hough has suggested that 10 may represent a very approximate upper limit, as the effect if the largest known continuous belt of faults ruptured together (along the Pacific coast of the Americas).

Answer: 8.0
The common phrase "8.5 on the Richter scale" is the pun .... Lol


4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

rain is condensed water falling from a cloud while cloudburst is a sudden heavy rainstorm.

A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,[1] sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions.

Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour is a cloudburst.


5.  When does a leap year occur?

Just when you thought this was an easy answer...lol

In the Gregorian calendar, the standard calendar in most of the world, most years that are multiples of 4 are leap years. In each leap year, the month of February has 29 days instead of 28. Adding an extra day to the calendar every four years compensates for the fact that a period of 365 days is shorter than a tropical year by almost 6 hours.

Leap years are needed to keep our modern day Gregorian calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called a tropical year, and is measured from the March equinox.

However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn't add a leap day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by around 24 days!

The exact length of a solar year is actually 11 minutes and 14 seconds less than 365 ¼ days. That means that even if you add a leap day every four years, the calendar would still overshoot the solar year by a little bit—11 minutes and 14 seconds per year.

Every now and then a leap second is added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to synchronize clocks worldwide with the Earth's ever slowing rotation.

Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years, but the years 1600 and 2000 were.

Special Leap Year 2000
The year 2000 was somewhat special as it was the first instance when the third criterion was used in most parts of the world since the transition from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar.

Next leap day is February 29, 2020.

7. What is the cause of winds?

Generally, we can say that the cause of the wind is the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface by the Sun. The Earth’s surface is made of different land and water areas, and these varying surfaces absorb and reflect the Sun’s rays unevenly. Warm air rising yields a lower pressure on the Earth, because the air is not pressing down on the Earth’s surface, while descending cooler air produces a higher pressure.

Wind is caused by a difference in pressure from one area to another area on the surface of the Earth. Air naturally moves from high to low pressure, and when it does so, it is called wind.

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

It is a common misconception that the Sun is yellow, or orange or even red. However, the Sun is essentially all colors mixed together, which appear to our eyes as white. This is easy to see in pictures taken from space.

When we see the Sun at sunrise or sunset, when it is low in the sky, it may appear yellow, orange, or red. But that is only because its short-wavelength colors (green, blue, violet) are scattered out by the Earth's atmosphere, much like small waves are dispersed by big rocks along the shore. Hence only the reds, yellows, and oranges get through the thick atmosphere to our eyes.
When the Sun is high in the sky, the shorter waves, primarily the blue, strike air molecules in the upper atmosphere and bounce around and scatter. Hence explaining why the sky looks blue.

Actually, all forms of light and energy are part of the same phenomena: the electromagnetic spectrum.  Our eyes can detect only a small amount of this energy, that portion we call "visible light."  We are 
unable to detect all wavelengths of light so we don't see the true color of white, which is every wavelength of light.

Color is a very interesting principle in physics.  I could go on for hours about that ... Lol.

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

The Earth rotates on the geographic north and south poles. The geographic north and south poles are where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north. The south and north pole are directly opposite to one another.

The geographic North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

On the other side of the Earth, the geographic South Pole lies on a continental land mass known as Antarctica.

The Magnetic North Pole (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.

This is a difference of about 500 kilometers between the Geographic North and Magnetic North poles!

The difference today is about 500 kilometers. But the Magnetic North Pole is actually moving kilometers every year. This phenomenon is known as the Polar Shift Theory.

Over the last 150 years, the magnetic pole has crept north over 1000 kilometers. Scientists suggest it migrates about 10 kilometers per year and can even flip from pole-to-pole. Lately, the speed has accelerated to about 40 kilometers per year and could reach Siberia in a few decades.

If you were alive to see it 800,000 years ago, it would have been the Magnetic South Pole.

It takes 200,000 to 300,000 years for Earth’s magnetic field to flip polarity. Flipping polarity means the lines of attraction that enter the Earth would flip north to south pole, or vice versa.


10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

As countless photos from space can attest, Earth is round—the "Blue Marble," as astronauts have affectionately dubbed it. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Planet Earth is not, in fact, perfectly round.

Isaac Newton first proposed that Earth was not perfectly round. Instead, he suggested it was an oblate spheroid—a sphere that is squashed at its poles and swollen at the equator. He was correct and, because of this bulge, the distance from Earth's center to sea level is roughly 21 kilometers (13 miles) greater at the equator than at the poles.

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1. Air Turbulance
 
2.Heavier, negatively charged particles sink to the bottom of the cloud. When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud. This is like a static electricity sparks you see, but much bigger.
 
3. there is no theoretical upper limit to the Richter magnitude scale, but obviously, in practice, the scale is limited both by the Earth's ability to release energy and by its ability to remain in one piece. The Earth could only generate earthquakes beyond a certain level. After that, an asteroid collision could go higher, but eventually the Earth would simply explode. The biggest quake in recorded history was the 9.5 quake that struck Chile in 1960.
 
4.A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions. A cloudburst can suddenly dump large amounts of water e.g. 25 mm of precipitation corresponds to 25000 metric tons/km2 (1 inch corresponds to 72,300 short tons over one square mile).
However, cloudbursts are infrequent as they occur only via orographic lift or occasionally when a warm air parcel mixes with cooler air, resulting in sudden condensation. At times, a large amount of runoff from higher elevations is mistakenly conflated with a cloudburst. The term "cloudburst" arose from the notion that clouds were akin to water balloons and could burst, resulting in rapid precipitation. Though this idea has since been disproven, the term remains in use.
 
A cloudburst is different from rain only in the amount of water that pours down on the earth. if rainfall of about 10 cm or above per hour is recorded over a place that is roughly 10 km x 10 km in area, it is classified as a cloudburst event.
 
5.Nearly every four years is a leap year which has 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has 365 in the Gregorian Calendar.
February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days.
It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds to circle once around the Sun.
 
6.A dirty thunderstorm (also volcanic lightning, thunder volcano) is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume.
A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.
Volcanic eruptions are sometimes accompanied by flashes of lightning. However, this lightning doesn’t descend from storm clouds in the sky. It is generated within the ash cloud spewing from the volcano, in a process called charge separation.
 
7.Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right (in the Northern Hemisphere; to the left in the Southern Hemisphere), so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.
 
8.Our atmosphere scatters shorter to bigger wavelengths color from sunlight when the white light travels through it. During day, it scatters violet and blue colors leaving yellowish sunlight (the reason why sky is blue and sunlight is yellow) But when higher in the sky the Sun looks white.
 
9. the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole isn't at the same location.
Geographic north and south poles are determined by the earth's spin. They are the locations in earth through which the axis of the earth's spin passes. Magnetic north is determined by the direction a compass points. Magnetic variance, or declination, is the difference between geographic north and magnetic north.Geographic north pole: The Earth rotates on the geographic north and south poles.
The geographic north and south poles are where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north. The south and north pole are directly opposite to one another.
The North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Scientists have tried marking the North pole.
Because the water here is permanently covered with moving sea ice, it’s practically impossible to construct any type of permanent station at the true North Pole.
The Magnetic North Pole: (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.
 
10.No,
A spheroid has circular symmetry. Because of the combined effects of gravity and rotation, the Earth's shape is not quite a sphere but instead is slightly flattened in the direction of its axis of rotation. For that reason,in cartography the Earth is often approximated by an oblate spheroid instead of a sphere

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1. A wake turbulence causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion.

2. Lighting is produced in thunderstorms when liquid and ice particles above the freezing level collide, and build up large electrical fields in the clouds. Once these fields become large enough, a giant spark occurs between them or between them and the ground like static electricity, reducing the charge separation. The spark can occur between clouds, between the cloud and air, or between the cloud and ground.

3. It's metrologically limited to a magnitude of 6,5 to top.

4. It's an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time, sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions. Cloudbursts are infrequent as they occur only via orographic lift when warm air parcel mixes with cooler air, resulting in sudden cordensation. At times, a large amount of runoff from higher elevations is mistakenly conflated with a cloudburst arose from the notion that clouds were akin to water balloons and cloudburst resulting in rapid precipitation.

5. A leap year occurs all 4 years.

6. It's a volcanic lighting. The enormous quantity of pulverized material and gases explosively ejected into the atmosphere creates a dense plume of particles. The ash density and constant motion within the volcanic plume produces charge by fictional interactions, resulting in very powerful and very frequent flashes as the cloud attempts to neutralize itself.

7. It's caused by the differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds.

8. Our atmosphere scatters shorter to bigger wavelengths color from sunlight when the white light travels through it. It scatters violet and blue colors leaving yellowish sunlight. The reason why sky is blue and sunlight is yellow.

9. No, the geological north pole is located in the middle of the arctic ocean while the magnetic north pole is a point in northern canada, where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth. If you hold a Compass from the geological north pole it would point towards the magnetic one. This one is actually moving kilometers every year, because the Earth is dynamic and changes. It's called the Polar shift theory.

10. No, because Earth is oblate because of its rotation

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1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

Microburst

2. What causes lightning?

When a thundercloud is way up in the atmosphere, the air is very cold and  this causes the moisture in the cloud to freeze. These tiny bits of ice bump into each other as they roll around in the air. Each collision creates an electric charge. Eventually, the cloud's electrical charges begin to separate. Positive charges form at the top of the cloud, while negative charges settle at the bottom. The Earth's surface has a positive charge. The positive charge concentrates around anything that sticks up.

3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

There is no max limit

4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

It is a sudden, heavy downpour within the radius of kilometres. The difference between rain and cloudburst is that rain is condensed water falling from a cloud while cloudburst is a heavy rainstorm.

 

5.  When does a leap year occur?

 When the year can be evenly divided by 4; f the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is not a leap year, unless the year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.

6. From the photo given above, ascertain the name and describe what's happening in short.

It's called a  dirty thunderstorm or volcanic lightning. It is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. Indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

7. What is the cause of winds?

Wind is caused by air flowing from high pressure to low pressure. Since the Earth is rotating, however, the air does not flow directly from high to low pressure, but it is deflected to the right so that the wind flows mostly around the high and low pressure areas.

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

The Sun's surface temperature produces a range of visible light in which yellow is the most plentiful, but not much more than other colors it produces. What's more, the Earth's atmosphere acts as a kind of light filter. Some colors are filtered more than others.

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

No.  Because the location magnetic pole changes due to magnetic changes in the Earth's core.

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

No.

 

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the game I play is Olympus rising

here is my answer:


1. Which wind movement causes aircrafts to enter a downward motion?

Gravity/ Air turbulence / Pitch all affect downward movement of an aircraft.  
Pitch is the normal wind movement during voluntary control.  I think is the answer they are looking for here.


2. What causes lightning?

Lightning is an electric current. To make this electric current, first you need a cloud.

When the ground is hot, it heats the air above it. This warm air rises. As the air rises, water vapour cools and forms a cloud. When air continues to rise, the cloud gets bigger and bigger. In the tops of the clouds, temperature is below freezing and the water vapour turns into ice.

Now, the cloud becomes a thundercloud. Lots of small bits of ice bump into each other as they move around. All these collisions cause a build up of electrical charge.

Eventually, the whole cloud fills up with electrical charges. Lighter, positively charged particles form at the top of the cloud. Heavier, negatively charged panees sink to the bottom of the cloud.

When the positive and negative charges grow large enough, a giant spark - lightning - occurs between the two charges within the cloud.


3. The Richter scale, developed in the 1930s, is a base-10 logarithmic scale. What is the max value on a Richter scale?

The Richter magnitude scale itself has no lower limit, and contemporary seismometers can register, record, and measure earthquakes with negative magnitudes.

The scale was replaced in the 1970s by the moment magnitude scale (MMS); for earthquakes adequately measured by the Richter scale, numerical values are approximately the same. Although values measured for earthquakes now are {\displaystyle M_{w}} M_{w} (MMS), they are frequently reported by the press as Richter values, even for earthquakes of magnitude over 8, when the Richter scale becomes meaningless. Anything above 5 is classified as a risk by the USGS.

Events with magnitudes greater than 4.5 are strong enough to be recorded by a seismograph anywhere in the world, so long as its sensors are not located in the earthquake's shadow.

The largest recorded earthquake was the Great Chilean earthquake of May 22, 1960, which had a magnitude of 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale.

Beyond 9.5, while extremely strong earthquakes are theoretically possible, the energies involved rapidly make such earthquakes on Earth effectively impossible without an extremely destructive source of external energy. For example, the asteroid impact that created the Chicxulub crater and caused the mass extinction that may have killed the dinosaurs has been estimated as causing a magnitude 13 earthquake (see below), while a magnitude 15 earthquake could destroy the Earth completely.  Seismologist Susan Hough has suggested that 10 may represent a very approximate upper limit, as the effect if the largest known continuous belt of faults ruptured together (along the Pacific coast of the Americas).

Answer: 8.0
The common phrase "8.5 on the Richter scale" is the pun .... Lol


4. What is a cloudburst and how is it different from rain?

rain is condensed water falling from a cloud while cloudburst is a sudden heavy rainstorm.

A cloudburst is an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time,[1] sometimes accompanied by hail and thunder, that is capable of creating flood conditions.

Rainfall rate equal to or greater than 100 millimetres (3.9 in) per hour is a cloudburst.


5.  When does a leap year occur?

Just when you thought this was an easy answer...lol

In the Gregorian calendar, the standard calendar in most of the world, most years that are multiples of 4 are leap years. In each leap year, the month of February has 29 days instead of 28. Adding an extra day to the calendar every four years compensates for the fact that a period of 365 days is shorter than a tropical year by almost 6 hours.

Leap years are needed to keep our modern day Gregorian calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called a tropical year, and is measured from the March equinox.

However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn't add a leap day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by around 24 days!

The exact length of a solar year is actually 11 minutes and 14 seconds less than 365 ¼ days. That means that even if you add a leap day every four years, the calendar would still overshoot the solar year by a little bit—11 minutes and 14 seconds per year.

Every now and then a leap second is added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to synchronize clocks worldwide with the Earth's ever slowing rotation.

Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 were not leap years, but the years 1600 and 2000 were.

Special Leap Year 2000
The year 2000 was somewhat special as it was the first instance when the third criterion was used in most parts of the world since the transition from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar.

Next leap day is February 29, 2020.

7. What is the cause of winds?

Generally, we can say that the cause of the wind is the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface by the Sun. The Earth’s surface is made of different land and water areas, and these varying surfaces absorb and reflect the Sun’s rays unevenly. Warm air rising yields a lower pressure on the Earth, because the air is not pressing down on the Earth’s surface, while descending cooler air produces a higher pressure.

Wind is caused by a difference in pressure from one area to another area on the surface of the Earth. Air naturally moves from high to low pressure, and when it does so, it is called wind.

8. Even though Sun’s light is white, why does it appear to be yellowish when viewed from Earth?

It is a common misconception that the Sun is yellow, or orange or even red. However, the Sun is essentially all colors mixed together, which appear to our eyes as white. This is easy to see in pictures taken from space.

When we see the Sun at sunrise or sunset, when it is low in the sky, it may appear yellow, orange, or red. But that is only because its short-wavelength colors (green, blue, violet) are scattered out by the Earth's atmosphere, much like small waves are dispersed by big rocks along the shore. Hence only the reds, yellows, and oranges get through the thick atmosphere to our eyes.
When the Sun is high in the sky, the shorter waves, primarily the blue, strike air molecules in the upper atmosphere and bounce around and scatter. Hence explaining why the sky looks blue.

Actually, all forms of light and energy are part of the same phenomena: the electromagnetic spectrum.  Our eyes can detect only a small amount of this energy, that portion we call "visible light."  We are 
unable to detect all wavelengths of light so we don't see the true color of white, which is every wavelength of light.

Color is a very interesting principle in physics.  I could go on for hours about that ... Lol.

 

9. Is the Earth’s magnetic north pole and geological north pole at the same location, if not state why it isn’t the same.

The Earth rotates on the geographic north and south poles. The geographic north and south poles are where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north. The south and north pole are directly opposite to one another.

The geographic North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

On the other side of the Earth, the geographic South Pole lies on a continental land mass known as Antarctica.

The Magnetic North Pole (also known as the North Dip Pole) is a point on Ellesmere Island in Northern Canada where the northern lines of attraction enter the Earth.

10. Earth is Prolate Spheroid in shape. Yes or No?

As countless photos from space can attest, Earth is round—the "Blue Marble," as astronauts have affectionately dubbed it. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Planet Earth is not, in fact, perfectly round.

Isaac Newton first proposed that Earth was not perfectly round. Instead, he suggested it was an oblate spheroid—a sphere that is squashed at its poles and swollen at the equator. He was correct and, because of this bulge, the distance from Earth's center to sea level is roughly 21 kilometers (13 miles) greater at the equator than at the poles.

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