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  1. cumulus
  2. psychrometer
  3. rain gauge
  4. Temperature
  5. latitude
  1. a Clouds that form less than 2 kilometers above the ground and look like fluffy, rounded piles of cotton.
  2. b The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
  3. c An instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer.
  4. d 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.
  5. e The average amount of energy of motion in the molecules of a substance

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the movement of thermal energy from one substance to another.
  2. 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
  3. A water shortage caused by long periods of low precipitation in a particular area.
  4. A form of energy with wavelengths that are shorter than visible light.
  5. Reflection of light in all directions

5 True/False Questions

  1. jet streamsBands of high-speed winds about 10 kilometers above Earth's surface.


  2. relative humidityA measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.


  3. Windthe movement of thermal energy from one substance to another.


  4. condensationThe transfer of heat by movement of currents within a fluid.


  5. Coriolis effectThe way Earth's rotation makes winds in the Northern Hemisphere curve to the right and winds in the Southern Hemisphere curve to the left.


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