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5 Written Questions

5 Matching Questions

  1. latitude
  2. land breeze
  3. Warm air has ___________ pressure than cold air
  4. sinking cold air has this type of air pressure
  5. trade winds
  1. a 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
  2. b lower pressure
  3. c high pressure
  4. d the distance from the equator measured in degrees
  5. e movement of air from land to sea at night, created when cooler, denser air from the land forces up warmer air over the sea

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. air moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
  2. less dense
  3. rises
  4. more dense
  5. wind belts that extend from the poles to 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres

5 True/False Questions

  1. Coriolis effectthe way earth's rotation makes winds curve


  2. Number of global wind types in Northern hemispherewesterlies


  3. global windWinds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances and caused by uneven heating of the earth which creates pressure differences


  4. air pressurethe measure of the force with which air molecules push on a surface


  5. wind vaneinstrument used to measure wind direction


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