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2.4.1.3.1.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I26
The suffix "nimbus", used in naming clouds, means a
A) dark massive, towering cloud.
B) cloud with extensive vertical development.
*C) raincloud.
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2.4.1.3.2.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I28
The presence of standing lenticular altocumulus clouds is a good indication of
A) heavy icing conditions.
B) a jetstream.
*C) very strong turbulence.
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2.4.1.3.3.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I29
Which family of clouds is least likely to contribute to structural icing on an aircraft?
A) Low clouds.
B) Clouds with extensive vertical development.
*C) High clouds.
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2.4.1.3.4.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I26
What are the four families of clouds?
A) Stratus, cumulus, nimbus, and cirrus.
B) Clouds formed by updrafts, fronts, cooling layers of air, and precipitation into warm air.
*C) High, middle, low, and those with extensive vertical development.
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2.4.1.3.5.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I30
Where can wind shear associated with a thunderstorm be found? Choose the most complete answer.
*A) On all sides of the thunderstorm cell and directly under the cell.
B) In front of the thunderstorm cell and directly under the cell.
C) In front of the thunderstorm cell (anvil side) and on the right side of the cell.
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2.4.1.3.6.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I27
Which weather phenomenon is always associated with the passage of a frontal system?
*A) A wind change.
B) Clouds, either ahead or behind the front.
C) An abrupt decrease in pressure.
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2.4.1.3.7.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I30
Where do squall lines most often develop?
*A) Ahead of a cold front.
B) In a cold air mass.
C) In an occluded front.
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2.4.1.3.8.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I28
Where does wind shear occur?
A) Wherever there is an abrupt decrease in pressure and/or temperature.
*B) With either a wind shift or a windspeed gradient at any level in the atmosphere.
C) Exclusively in thunderstorms.
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2.4.1.3.9.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I28
What is an important characteristic of wind shear?
A) It usually exists only in the vicinity of thunderstorms, but may be found near a strong temperature inversion.
*B) It may be associated with either a wind shift or a windspeed gradient at any level in the atmosphere.
C) It is primarily associated with the lateral vortices generated by thunderstorms.
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2.4.1.4.0.A.1
IRA IRH FII FIH AIF HIF IGI IFP
Knowledge Code: I28
Which is a characteristic of low level wind shear as it relates to frontal activity?
*A) With a warm front, the most critical period is before the front passes the airport.
B) Turbulence will always exist in wind shear conditions.
C) With a cold front, the most critical period is just before the front passes the airport.
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