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5 Matching questions

  1. Occluded Front
  2. anemometer
  3. Jet Stream
  4. pressure gradient force
  5. Convection Current
  1. a the movement of a fluid, caused by differences in temperature, that transfers heat from one part of the fluid to another
  2. b narrow belt of strong winds that blows near the top of the troposphere across the US
  3. c a front where a warm air mass is caught between two colder air masses and brings cool temperatures and large amounts of rain and snow
  4. d Drives air from areas of higher barometric pressure to areas of lower barometric pressure, causing winds.
  5. e an instrument that measures wind speed

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Area of high pressure where wind will move away from, associated with dry and nice weather and air that is sinking
  2. The way Earth's rotation makes winds in the Northern Hemisphere curve to the right and winds in the Southern Hemisphere curve to the left.
  3. an area in which the barometric pressure is greater than that of the surrounding air
  4. the weight of the air above an object
  5. a line on a weather map that joins points having the same barometric pressure

5 True/False questions

  1. LowArea of low pressure where wind will move towards, associated with cloudy and rainy weather and air that is rising


  2. Wind Vainan instrument used to determine the direction that the wind is blowing


  3. Frictionthe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another. Slows down the speed of wind when it flows over land


  4. Air Massan instrument used to determine the direction that the wind is blowing


  5. lowa boundary between two air masses of different density, moisture, or temperature


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