Climate Knowledge Quiz

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What is the time span typically used to define climate?

30 years

What are some of the components of the climate system that affect the climate of a location?

Atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere

Which of the following is NOT a commonly measured meteorological variable for defining climate?

Atmospheric composition

Which classification scheme is the most widely used for classifying climates?

Köppen climate classification

What is the Thornthwaite system, in use since 1948, primarily based on for classifying climates?

Evapotranspiration, temperature, and precipitation

What is the purpose of internal drainage in agricultural soils?

Prevent severe waterlogging and anaerobic conditions

Who is credited with the invention of hollow-pipe drainage?

Sir Hugh Dalrymple

What did the sewerage and drainage systems in the Indus Valley Civilization include?

Covered gravity sewers directing waste water

What do geotextile filters in storm water drainage systems aim to prevent?

Retain and prevent fine grains of soil from clogging the drain

Why do many soils need artificial drainage?

To improve production or manage water supplies

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