5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Coastal blowout dune
- What is the second basic cause of precipitation?
- Saturation point
- Salt Marsh
- a high sand dune of the parabolic dune class formed adjacent to a beach, usually with a deep deflation hollow or blowout enclosed within a deflation hollow
- b dry season in winter
- c a mudflat where salt-tolerent plants take hold, the plant stems entrap more sediment and the flat is built up to approximately the level of high tide
- d at any given temperature, the total quantity of water vapor that can by "held" by the air has a definite limit
- e the forced lift of moist air over mountain barrier. Generated by the forced ascent of moist air over a mountain barrier is termed orographic precipitation.
5 Multiple choice questions
- (ppm) falling rain, snow, sleet or hail; only occurs in appreciable amounts where large masses of air are experiencing a steady drop in temperature below the dew point.
- Fringing, barrier, and atolls
- Tropical Rainy Climate
- a cumuliform cloud that develop tall stalk-like shapes and penetrates high into the troposphere (thunderstorm clouds)
- type of longitudinal dune which is up to 400 yards high
5 True/False questions
Delta → landscape of the Sahara Desert, a sand sea
Source regions → loose particles lying on the ground surface may be lifted into the air or rolled or bounced along the ground by the wind
Retrogradation → the narrowing of the beach with the shoreline moving landward..sand is leaving a section of beach more rapidly than it is being brought in.
Blowout → a shallow depression caused by deflation. This depression may be anywhere from a few feet to 1/2 miles in size but usually only a few yards deep. Common in dry climated and steppes (West Texas)
Jet streams → built out into the ocean by volcanoes and lava flows, by the growth of deltas or by growth of coral reefs