Water in the Atmosphere: In the form of Water Vapour

In this quiz, you will find questions related to the different processes which are responsible for taking water into the atmosphere and then bringing it back to the ground in the form of rain.

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________ is a mass of minute water droplets or tiny crystals of ice formed by the condensation of the water vapour in free air at considerable elevations.

Dew Frost Cloud Mist

The actual amount of the water vapour present in the atmosphere is known as _________

Relative humidity Absolute humidity Condensation None of the above

______ is frozen raindrops and refrozen melted snow-water.

Sleet Frost Cloud Mist

When the water containing air becomes saturated, then?

It will be calm

It will be windy above sea and rainy above land

It will start to rain

Clouds will be formed

what does the Rainshadow zone mean?

Windward slopes of the mountains

The leeward side of the mountain

Mountainous area

Coastal area

The alto clouds are found at:

High levels


Low levels

Low, mid, and high levels

What is the main source of atmospheric moisture?


Rain water


Ocean surface

The amount of water present in the air is known as?




None of these

When air containing water reaches its saturation point, then?

No more water evaporates from the ground

It leads to evaporation above sea and precipitation above land.

Water vapour forms droplets

The droplets fall out of the clouds

The percentage of moisture present in the atmosphere as compared to its full capacity at a given temperature is known as?

Relative humidity

Specific humidity

Absolute humidity

Saturated air

The air can only contain a certain amount of water vapour before it is saturated. This amount is dependent on:

The temperature of the air

Whether the air is above sea or land

The wind speed

The amount of dust particles in the air

Orographic rainfall is more on?

Windward slopes

Leeward slopes



Which factor controls evaporation?



Movement of air

All of these

At what temperature the given sample of air becomes saturated?

Freezing point

Absolute zero

Dew point

None of these

What is called the cooling of saturated air?




Dew formation

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Title: Water in the Atmosphere: In the form of Water Vapour
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