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1. Which wind scale, developed in the early 1800s, originally categorized wind by the effect it would have on the sails of a frigate?
2. Which alliterative phrase describes fog formed when cold wind blows over warm water?
3. Which place, where the Labrador Current meets the Gulf Stream, is the foggiest place on Earth?
4. The dangerous semicircle of a cyclone at sea is the right side, where the speed of movement of the storm adds to the wind speed. What is the left half of the cyclone called, where the speed of movement of the storm is subtracted from the wind speed?
5. What is a tornado that forms over water called?
6. Bands of high pressure and calm winds occur at approximately 30 degrees North and South latitude. What is the popular name for these zones?
7. Sailors rely on one particular weather instrument at sea which has a scale in either inches, millimeters of mercury or millibars. What is this instrument, also known as "the Glass"?
8. Often seen on TV as coastal storms approach, storm warning flags indicate the strength of winds forecast for the area. Which flag(s) indicate the approach of a hurricane?
9. Storms at sea outside the tropics that show rapidly falling barometric pressure, of 1 mB per hour or more, are sometimes referred to as what explosive term?
10. "SST" is an important weather forecasting observation made by ships at sea. What is "SST"?
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