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5 Matching Questions

  1. rain gauge
  2. dew point
  3. Conduction
  4. evaporation
  5. Electromagnetic wave
  1. a An instrument used to measure the amount of precipitation, consisting of an open-ended container topped by a collecting funnel and having a collecting tube and measuring scale inside.
  2. b A form of energy that can travel through space.
  3. c The process that occurs when vaporization takes place only on the surface of a liquid; also, the process by which molecules at the surface of a liquid, such as water, absorb enough energy to change to a gaseous state, such as water vapor.
  4. d The transfer of heat through direct physical contact.
  5. e The temperature at which condensation begins.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
  2. An instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer.
  3. An instrument used to measure temperature, consisting of a thin, glass tube with a bulb on one end that contains a liquid, usually mercury or alcohol.
  4. Forms of water such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail that fall from clouds and reach Earth's surface.
  5. The percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount the air can hold at that temperature.

5 True/False Questions

  1. stratusWispy, feathery clouds made of mostly ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilometers.


  2. WindThe horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.


  3. thermal energyThe total energy of a substance's particles due to their movement or vibration; also, the energy of motion in the molecules of a substance.


  4. global windsWind that blows over short distances.


  5. wind-chill factorThe transfer of heat through direct physical contact.


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