← Abaigeal~Weather Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Beaufort Scale
- Cirrus clouds
- a Scale that shows the number for wind speed.
- b Thin, white & feathery edges,
seen on good weather days, no rain, whispy cotton
- c Scientists who study the weather
Study air masses to make weather forecasts
- d Instrument that measures air pressure
- e Strong, local storms with lightning, thunder and sometimes hail. May form when warm moist air is forced up by a front.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- Strong windstorms which have cloud shaped like funnels.
- Day to day conditions in a given area
- Temperature & precipitation
- Large, puffy, look like cotton balls, usually mean good weather, change shape, sit low in the sky.
Heavy dark cumulus clouds produce storms
5 True/False Questions
Air Pressure → layer of the atmosphere closest to the Earth where most weather occurs, conditions change quickly, contains water & gases
Relative Humidity → The amount of water vapor in the air
Precipitation → The average weather of an area
Differ because of the way the sun's rays strike the Earth
Thermometer → Instrument that measures air temperature; movement of molecules
Front → 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