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Climate and Weather Vocab pt. 2 Test

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  1. Warm Front
  2. Low Air Pressure
  3. Stationary Front
  4. Greenhouse Effect
  5. Thermometer
  1. a the front of an advancing mass of warmer air
  2. b natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosphere by carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, and other gases
  3. c measuring instrument for measuring temperature
  4. d a boundary between air masses that don't move possibly causing rain for several days
  5. e created when air heats and expands, causes rain and stormy weather

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Prevailing winds that blow from east to west between 60degrees-90degrees latitude in both hemisphere.
  2. a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind
  3. an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
  4. instrument used to measure relative humidity
  5. the front of an advancing mass of colder air

5 True/False Questions

  1. Global Warmingan increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)


  2. Maritime TropicalCold and humid air mass. forms over icy cold North Pacific and Atlantic oceans. brings fog, rain, and cool temperatures to the West coast


  3. High Air Pressurecreated when air heats and expands, causes rain and stormy weather


  4. Jet Streama high-speed high-altitude airstream blowing from west to east near the top of the troposphere


  5. Trade 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


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