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Climate and Weather Vocab pt. 2 Test

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  1. Low Air Pressure
  2. Coriolis Effect
  3. Trade Winds
  4. Anemometer
  5. Maritime Polar
  1. a created when air heats and expands, causes rain and stormy weather
  2. b a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind
  3. c Cold and humid air mass. forms over icy cold North Pacific and Atlantic oceans. brings fog, rain, and cool temperatures to the West coast
  4. d 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
  5. e 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 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosphere by carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, and other gases
  2. a high-speed high-altitude airstream blowing from west to east near the top of the troposphere
  3. Prevailing winds that blow from east to west between 60degrees-90degrees latitude in both hemisphere.
  4. A warm air mass that forms in the tropics and has low air pressure forms over land
  5. a boundary between air masses that don't move possibly causing rain for several days

5 True/False Questions

  1. Warm Frontthe front of an advancing mass of colder air


  2. Global Warming(oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time


  3. Continental Polar Air massA warm air mass that forms in the tropics and has low air pressure forms over land


  4. Psychrometerinstrument used to measure relative humidity


  5. Hurricanesmeasuring instrument for measuring temperature


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