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ConcepTest: Rain Shadow

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell, David Steer, Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

In the landscape below, how would the amount of rainfall change at location X if the mountain eroded down to the dashed line?
Rain Shadow
a. Rainfall would increase
b. Rainfall would decrease
c. Rainfall would stay the same

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is A.

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Subject

Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Climate, Atmosphere:Weather

Topics

Climate