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  1. psychrometer
  2. precipitation
  3. humidity
  4. infrared radiation
  5. latitude
  1. a A form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than visible light.
  2. b Forms of water such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail that fall from clouds and reach Earth's surface.
  3. c The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
  4. d A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.
  5. e An instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A water shortage caused by long periods of low precipitation in a particular area.
  2. Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons.
  3. 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. The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.
  5. Wispy, feathery clouds made of mostly ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilometers.

5 True/False Questions

  1. rain gaugeAn 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. dew pointThe horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.


  3. RadiationThe direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.


  4. Electromagnetic waveA form of energy that can travel through space.


  5. local windWind that blows over short distances.


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