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Weather, Fronts and Weather Symbols (Set to Term First Only for Best Result, And I Recommend NOT Shuffling.)

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Stationary Front
A stationary front is a boundary between two different air masses, neither of which is strong enough to replace the other.
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Occluded Front
A composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft.
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Cold Front
The front of an advancing mass of colder air.
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Warm Front
The front of an advancing mass of warmer air.
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When meteorologists use tools they can _____
Predict the weather and look at information crucial to predicting weather.
Isobars indicate _______
Barometric differences.
Psychrometers measure _______
Relative humidity
The calmest part of a hurricane is the _______
Barometers measure _______
Air pressure.
Using a wind vane, you learn _______
The direction from where the wind is blowing in that area.
Anemometers measure _______
Wind speed.
25 percent of solar radiation is _______
Reflected by the atmosphere.
Solar radiation on Earth is usually _______
The thermosphere _______
Is the hottest layer.
Hurricanes form over _______
Tropical oceans.
What events occur in the water cycle?
Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, runoff.
When cold air masses advance on warm air masses it is called a(n) _______
Cold front.
When warm air masses advance on cold air masses it is called a(n) _______
Warm front.
When neither a cold nor warm air mass can advance on one another it is a(n) _______
Stationary front.
When two cold air masses push a warm air mass up it is called a(n) _______
Occluded front.
The poles are colder because _______
They receive less sunlight.
Which of the following would a meteorologist use?
Anemometer (Wind speed)
Computer Technology
Computer Technology
Feathery, white clouds are called ______
Cirrus clouds.
Can ultraviolet radiation cause cancer? If it can, what type?
Yes, it causes skin cancer.
The first step in the water cycle is _______
Evaporation or transpiration.
The returning of water from Earth to the atmosphere and back is defined as _______
The water cycle.
What measures relative humidity?
A sling psychrometer.
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