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  1. cumulus
  2. condensation
  3. Coriolis effect
  4. Convection
  5. dew point
  1. a Clouds that form less than 2 kilometers above the ground and look like fluffy, rounded piles of cotton.
  2. b 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.
  3. c The temperature at which condensation begins.
  4. d The transfer of heat by movement of currents within a fluid.
  5. e The change from the gaseous to the liquid state of matter; also, the process by which a gas, such as water vapor, changes to a liquid, such as water.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Wind that blows over short distances.
  2. Reflection of light in all directions
  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. Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons.
  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. RadiationThe transfer of heat through direct physical contact.


  3. 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.


  4. cirrusWispy, feathery clouds made of mostly ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilometers.


  5. humidityA measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.


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