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  1. El Nino
  2. Maritime Tropical
  3. Jet Stream
  4. Wind
  5. High Air Pressure
  1. a the horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure
  2. b a high-speed high-altitude airstream blowing from west to east near the top of the troposphere
  3. c describing a warm, moist air mass that is formed over the ocean in tropical areas
  4. d (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time
  5. e contains cool, dense air that descends toward the earth's surface and becomes warmer

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a boundary between air masses that don't move possibly causing rain for several days
  2. the front of an advancing mass of warmer air
  3. Prevailing winds that blow northeast from 30 degrees north latitude to the equator and that blow southeast from 30 degrees south latitude to the equator
  4. created when air heats and expands, causes rain and stormy weather
  5. fierce tropical storms with strong winds

5 True/False Questions

  1. Greenhouse 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.

          

  2. 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.

          

  3. Barometeran instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

          

  4. Prevailing WindsPrevailing winds that blow northeast from 30 degrees north latitude to the equator and that blow southeast from 30 degrees south latitude to the equator

          

  5. Anemometera gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind

          

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