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5 Matching Questions

  1. Low
  2. Cold Front
  3. pressure gradient force
  4. high
  5. Wind Vain
  1. a Area of low pressure where wind will move towards, associated with cloudy and rainy weather and air that is rising
  2. b an area in which the barometric pressure is greater than that of the surrounding air
  3. c an instrument used to determine the direction that the wind is blowing
  4. d forms when cold air moves under warm air which is less dense and pushes air up
  5. e Drives air from areas of higher barometric pressure to areas of lower barometric pressure, causing winds.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. an instrument that measures wind speed
  3. a line on a weather map that joins points having the same barometric pressure
  4. moving weather front along which a warm air mass slides over a cold air mass, producing stratiform clouds and precipitation
  5. the movement of a fluid, caused by differences in temperature, that transfers heat from one part of the fluid to another

5 True/False Questions

  1. Air Massa body of air that has about the same temperature and moisture throughout


  2. Frictiona boundary between two air masses of different density, moisture, or temperature


  3. Mercury Barometeran instrument that measure air pressure, An instrument that measures changes in air pressure without using a liquid. Changes in the shape of an airtight metal box cause a needle on the barometer dial to move.


  4. Frontan area in which the barometric pressure is lower than that of the surrounding air


  5. Highan area in which the barometric pressure is lower than that of the surrounding air


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