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a map that shows data about recent weather conditions across a large area
an arrangement of symbols and numbers that show the weather conditions recorded at a weather station
a map that includes station models and information about fronts and about centers of hight pressure and low pressure
measures temperature, humidity, and air pressure
the best way to communicate atmospheric information is with a ______________
surface maps show recent weather conditions across the U.S. and are updated every _____ hours
2 new developments that have dramatically improved weather forecasting are _______________ and ____________
short - term forecast
more accurate today that in the past because of more advanced technology
more accurate than long - term forecasts because of the shorter time period between the forecast and the weather and because weather changes quickly
which side of a hurricane that spins counter - clockwise gives the worst storm surge
hurricanes can be as much as ____ miles across and can travel for thousands of miles and last for more than a week
less humid air
what 4 conditions would cause a hurricane to die out
lowering a weighted rope from the ship and when it hung loosely, they knew it had touched the bottom
while sailing on the HMS Challenger in 1872, how did scientists map the depth of the ocean floor
deep ocean trench
place where 2 plates of the Earth's crust hit each other, forming a deep part of the ocean
single column of magma found in the middle of Earth's plates that breaks through Earth's crust to the surface
gently sloping part of a continent that's under water and rings each continent
edge of a continent that drops steeply down to the deep - ocean floor
the most recent volcanoes on Hawaii are __________
the older volcanoes are __________
how many types of coral reefs are there
what are their names
an atoll is a ring of islands that form because of the growth of ____________
the process of molten rock in the mantle sinking, warming, rising, and cooling
this is actually what makes the plates move
mid - ocean ridge
place where plates of the Earth's crust along the ocean floor are being split apart and molten rock pushes up to form new ocean floor and a mountain range
list all of the constant processes that change Earth's surface
there is a lot of activity along a convergent boundary
___% of all volcanoes and ___% of all earthquakes occur along this boundary type
the continents were once joined together to form one big supercontinent named _________
who came up with the hypothesis of all the continents being joined into one supercontinent called Pangea
scientists use clues from ______, __________, and _______________ to hypothesize about how Earth's surface has changed over the past 500 million years
Ring of Fire
the Andes is part of a long chain of volcanoes ringing the Pacific Ocean called the _____________
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