5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Air Pressure
- a Place where two air masses meet
- b The average weather of an area
Differ because of the way the sun's rays strike the Earth
- c the pressing down of air on the Earth's surface. Gravity causes the gases to be pressed down.
- 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
- e layer of the atmosphere closest to the Earth where most weather occurs, conditions change quickly, contains water & gases
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Strong, local storms with lightning, thunder and sometimes hail. May form when warm moist air is forced up by a front.
- The amount of water vapor in the air
- water returning to the Earth's surfact from the atmosphere (rain, snow, sleet, hail)
- Comparison of water vapor and air temperature
- 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
Things that affect climate → Temperature & precipitation
Beaufort Scale → Prediction of the weather. Study air pressure, temperature, wind and moisture to determine the forecast.
Cumulus clouds → Large, puffy, look like cotton balls, usually mean good weather, change shape, sit low in the sky.
Heavy dark cumulus clouds produce storms
Meteorologist → Scientists who study the weather
Study air masses to make weather forecasts
Weather → Day to day conditions in a given area