Upgrade to remove ads
Atmosphere/Weather Quiz 2 Study Set
Terms in this set (30)
huge body of air that can form over water or land
can be combined with polar or tropical to change a type of dry air mass
can be combined with polar or tropical to change a type of moist air mass
a boundary that is created between air masses when an air mass moves into another mass of air
this type of front occurs when warm air rides over a cold air mass bringing warm temperatures and precipitation
this type of front occurs when cold air slides under a warm air mass bringing stormy or severe weather and colder temperatures
this type of front occurs when neither a cold or warm air mass move at a frontal boundary
this type of front occurs when a cold air mass overtakes a warm air mass that is already behind another cold air mass (hint: 3 air masses involved)
pressure system that brings fair weather and has clockwise winds
pressure system that brings severe/stormy weather with counterclockwise winds
a type of storm that has heavy rain, thunder, lightning and strong winds. Cumulonimbus clouds that form along a cold front
a storm that is a rapidly whirling funnel shaped cloud that extends down from a cumulonimbus cloud. Capable of forming in very low pressure systems and can cause massive damage to people and property
a low pressure tropical storm that forms over warm ocean water with winds that spin around an eye
predicts weather by analyzing and interpreting data from observations and tools such as weather conditions, weather maps, satellites, and radar images.
measures changes in wind speed and indicates atmospheric flow patterns.
measures wind direction and indicates an advancing air mass.
measures temperature and indicates a change in an air mass.
measures humidity (percentage of water vapor in the air).
measures air pressure and indicates stormy or fair weather conditions.
clouds that are high, wispy, and indicate fair weather or an approaching warm front.
clouds that are puffy with flat bottoms and signal fair weather. May become dark and form cumulonimbus clouds.
clouds that are spread over a large are and layer together. Most often bring long periods of precipitation.
prefix that indicates a medium level cloud.
prefix or suffix associated with a cloud that brings precipitation.
clouds that are associated with thunderstorms and cold fronts. Also called thunderheads.
these indicate air pressure on a weather map.
these indicate temperature changes on a weather map.
these are used to see cloud patterns or movement.
this is used to detect cloud cover, rainfall, storm locations and intensity, and severe weather.
this can be used to show weather conditions for specific locations.
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Winds, Currents, Climate Regions
Atmosphere/Weather Unit Test Study Set
Midterm Exam Review
Protists and Fungi
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
More Air Movement Vocabulary, Air Movement Vocabul…
Air Masses, Fronts, Pressure Systems and…
science 2.5 review
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
OTHER QUIZLET SETS
Chumash test #2
Biology mt 4