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100 Ways to Pass (Part B)

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Foucault's pendulum and the Coriolis Effect
prove the earth rotates
Earth is closer to the sun in
winter
The closer the planet is to the sun
the higher it's velocity
Black absorbs
white reflects
The half-life of a radioactive element
can't be changed
Ocean crust is
thin and made of basalt
Continental crust is
thick and made of granite
Energy moves from
source to sink: high to low
Mountains form by
uplift
Chemical weathering occurs mostly in
warm humid climates
Physical weathering occurs mostly in
cold humid climates (good for frost wedging)
Air around high pressure moves
clockwise and outward
Air around low pressure move
moves counterclockwise and inward
Good absorbers of radiation
are good radiators
Hottest part of the day is
after 1:00p.m.
As temperature increases
air pressure decreases
As moisture increases
pressure decreases
As altitude increases
Air pressure decreases
Highs are cool and dry
lows are warm and wet
Wind is due to
air pressure differences