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the colder the mean layer virtual temperature, the ........the thickness

smaller

2

pressure decreases more rapidly with height in .........................relative to ...............................

cold air, warm air

3

Critical values of .......................................have also been shown to facilitate the prediction of precipitation type

thickness

4

utilize the thickness concept to understand the..........

jet stream

5

The standard contour interval when plotting geopotential height on constant-pressure surfaces

increases with height

6

The standard contour interval when plotting geopotential height on constant-pressure surfaces increases with height; this interval is typically 30 m at the ............-mb level, 60 m at the .................-mb level, and 120 m at the .............-mb level

700, 500, 300

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The standard contour interval when plotting geopotential height on constant-pressure surfaces increases with height; this interval is typically 30 m at the 700-mb level, 60 m at the 500-mb level, and 120 m at the 300-mb level, reflecting 

reflecting the increasing slope of these surfaces at higher altitudes.

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the geostrophic wind speed is proportional to the .....................................on constant-pressure surfaces

gradient of geopotential height

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