5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- rain gauge
- dew point
- Electromagnetic wave
- 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.
- b A form of energy that can travel through space.
- 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.
- d The transfer of heat through direct physical contact.
- e The temperature at which condensation begins.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
- An instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer.
- 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.
- Forms of water such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail that fall from clouds and reach Earth's surface.
- The percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount the air can hold at that temperature.
5 True/False Questions
stratus → Wispy, feathery clouds made of mostly ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilometers.
Wind → The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.
thermal energy → The total energy of a substance's particles due to their movement or vibration; also, the energy of motion in the molecules of a substance.
global winds → Wind that blows over short distances.
wind-chill factor → The transfer of heat through direct physical contact.