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5 Matching questions

  1. spiral galaxy
  2. conduction
  3. black hole
  4. astronomical unit
  5. rain shadow effect
  1. a the transfer of heat between two stationary entities
  2. b a change of wind flow usually caused by mountains that produce moist conditions on one side and dry conditions on the other
  3. c a galaxy with a central bulge, flattened disk, and curving arms
  4. d a region of space with matter so dense that light cannot escape it
  5. e a unit of measurement based on the average distance of the earth from the Sun; one unit equals 149.6 million kilometers

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. pulling and rolling of large rocks by water or wind
  2. long-term average of weather in an area
  3. substance in which another substance is dissolved
  4. middle layer of the Sun's interior
  5. measures air pressure

5 True/False questions

  1. radiosondea transmitter sent up in a weather balloon to send measurements of air temperature, humidity, wind speed, and wind direction


  2. porositya long period of unusually dry weather


  3. lake effect snowprocess of heat transfer by the circulation or movement of a liquid or a gas


  4. water tableallowing a fluid to pass through


  5. ionospherethe sub-layer of the thermosphere where the atmosphere blends into space


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