5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Convectional Precipitation
- a process in which water in a liquid or solid state passes into the vapor state. cools off
- b zone in which coastal processes operate or have a strong influence. This includes the shallow water zone as well as beaches, cliffs shaped by waves and coastal dunes.
- c when a body of warm moist air is forced to rise, this process can set off convection activity-- consists of strong updrafts taking place within a convection cell.
- d an air mass that has a sharply defined distinct boundary between itself and neighboring ir masses; surface contact between two unlike air masses
- e average weather over a given time
5 Multiple choice questions
- high sand dune of the parabolic dune class formed adjacent to a beach, usually with a deep deflation hollow or blowout enclosed within a deflation hollow
- when tides begin to fall, set in and water flow is seaward
- ratio expressed as a percent water vapor present in the air to the maximum quantity possible for saturated air at the same temperature
- the narrowing of the beach with the shoreline moving landward..sand is leaving a section of beach more rapidly than it is being brought in.
- process of change of water vapor to either a liquid or a solid state (ex: rain or hail)
5 True/False questions
Barrier Island Coast → associated with recently emerged (new land) coastal plain. Offshore slope is very gentle and an island of sand is usually thrown up by a wave action some distance off shore. Behind lays a lagoon.
Adiabatic process → change of temperature within a gas because of compression or exmpansion, without gain or loss of heat form the outside. Therefore, expansion always results in cooling and compression results in warming
Desert pavement → a residual concentration of wind polished closely packed pebbles and other rock fragments, mantling a desert surface where wind has removed smaller particles and usually protecting the underlying material from further deflation
What are the 2 types of clouds → Stratiforms and Cumuliform
Calorie → a dense mass of suspended water or ice particles ranging in diameter from 20-50 microns (micron= one one-millionth of meter)