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5 Matching questions

  1. precipitation
  2. greenhouse effect
  3. evaporation
  4. Wind
  5. Electromagnetic wave
  1. a 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.
  2. b Forms of water such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail that fall from clouds and reach Earth's surface.
  3. c The process by which heat is trapped in the atmosphere by water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases that form a "blanket" around the earth
  4. d A form of energy that can travel through space.
  5. e The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Increased cooling caused by the wind.
  2. The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
  3. the movement of thermal energy from one substance to another.
  4. A form of energy with wavelengths that are shorter than visible light.
  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. cirrusWispy, feathery clouds made of mostly ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilometers.


  2. ConductionThe transfer of heat by movement of currents within a fluid.


  3. humidityClouds that form less than 2 kilometers above the ground and look like fluffy, rounded piles of cotton.


  4. MonsoonsThe temperature at which condensation begins.


  5. local windWind that blows over short distances.


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