5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- infrared radiation
- a A form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than visible light.
- b Forms of water such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail that fall from clouds and reach Earth's surface.
- c The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
- d A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.
- e An instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A water shortage caused by long periods of low precipitation in a particular area.
- Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons.
- 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.
- The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.
- Wispy, feathery clouds made of mostly ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilometers.
5 True/False Questions
rain gauge → 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.
dew point → The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.
Radiation → The direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.
Electromagnetic wave → A form of energy that can travel through space.
local wind → Wind that blows over short distances.