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5 Matching Questions

  1. dew point
  2. Temperature
  3. thermometer
  4. local wind
  5. Coriolis effect
  1. a The average amount of energy of motion in the molecules of a substance
  2. b 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.
  3. c The temperature at which condensation begins.
  4. d The way Earth's rotation makes winds in the Northern Hemisphere curve to the right and winds in the Southern Hemisphere curve to the left.
  5. e Wind that blows over short distances.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A water shortage caused by long periods of low precipitation in a particular area.
  2. An instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer.
  3. The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.
  4. 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
  5. The flow of air from land to a body of water.

5 True/False Questions

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

          

  2. cirrusClouds that form in flat layers.

          

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

          

  5. thermal energyAn 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.

          

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