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5 Matching questions

  1. Coastal blowout dune
  2. What is the second basic cause of precipitation?
  3. Saturation point
  4. w-
  5. Salt Marsh
  1. 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
  2. b dry season in winter
  3. 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
  4. d at any given temperature, the total quantity of water vapor that can by "held" by the air has a definite limit
  5. 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

  1. (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.
  2. Fringing, barrier, and atolls
  3. Tropical Rainy Climate
  4. a cumuliform cloud that develop tall stalk-like shapes and penetrates high into the troposphere (thunderstorm clouds)
  5. type of longitudinal dune which is up to 400 yards high

5 True/False questions

  1. Deltalandscape of the Sahara Desert, a sand sea


  2. Source regionsloose particles lying on the ground surface may be lifted into the air or rolled or bounced along the ground by the wind


  3. Retrogradationthe narrowing of the beach with the shoreline moving landward..sand is leaving a section of beach more rapidly than it is being brought in.


  4. Blowouta 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)


  5. Jet streamsbuilt out into the ocean by volcanoes and lava flows, by the growth of deltas or by growth of coral reefs