Chapter 11 (Science: Weather and the Water Cycle)
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The layer of air closest to Earth's surface.
The weight of the atmosphere pressing down on Earth.
The process by which water in a fish tank disappears over time.
The process by which water changes from a gas to a liquid.
A large body of air that has the same temperature and humidity throughout.
The movement of water from Earth, to the atmosphere, and back to Earth.
The blanket of air surrounding Earth.
The border between two air masses.
Which is the name of a wind that blows constantly from the same direction?
You know that winter weather where you live is about the same every year. What is this type of weather pattern called?
You are on an island in the Caribbean Sea. Which air mass forms over you?
Which instrument would you use to measure the pressure of the surrounding air?
Where does most of Earth's weather happen?
Based on your knowledge of cold and warm air masses, which of the following is true?
Cold air is denser than warm air; cold air exerts more pressure.
Which has the greatest effect on humidity?
What causes prevailing winds to move in curved paths?
Earth's rotation on its axis