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  1. Climate
  2. Troposphere
  3. Wind
  4. Air Pressure
  5. Front
  1. a Place where two air masses meet
  2. b The average weather of an area
    Differ because of the way the sun's rays strike the Earth
  3. c the pressing down of air on the Earth's surface. Gravity causes the gases to be pressed down.
  4. d air movement; wind moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure; wind is named for th direction of which it comes Ex. North wind blows North to south
  5. e layer of the atmosphere closest to the Earth where most weather occurs, conditions change quickly, contains water & gases

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Strong, local storms with lightning, thunder and sometimes hail. May form when warm moist air is forced up by a front.
  2. The amount of water vapor in the air
  3. water returning to the Earth's surfact from the atmosphere (rain, snow, sleet, hail)
  4. Comparison of water vapor and air temperature
  5. Storms with strong winds and heavy rains. Occur over a large area and last a long time. Begin over the ocean but can move to shore.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Things that affect climateTemperature & precipitation


  2. Beaufort ScalePrediction of the weather. Study air pressure, temperature, wind and moisture to determine the forecast.


  3. Cumulus cloudsLarge, puffy, look like cotton balls, usually mean good weather, change shape, sit low in the sky.
    Heavy dark cumulus clouds produce storms


  4. MeteorologistScientists who study the weather
    Study air masses to make weather forecasts


  5. WeatherDay to day conditions in a given area


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