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ES Stumpers Set 4
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What creates all of the weather on Earth?
Uneven heating of the earth
What do Isobars lines represent on a weather map?
Air pressure and wind speed
What do we call the temperature that must be reaches in order to make a cloud?
Describe the weather associated with a cold front?
Stormy, ugly weather with cold air moving in
Describe the weather associated with a High Pressure System?
Calm, sunny, beautiful
What do we call the formation of clouds due to Mountains?
What direction does wind move?
From high pressure to low pressure
What is a front?
Boundary between two different air masses
Describe the weather associated with a warm front?
Clouds and showers and warm air
How do low pressure systems rotate in the Northern Hemisphere?
What scale do scientists use to classify hurricanes?
What scale do scientists use to classify tornadoes?
What do we call the region of the U.S. where tornadoes are most common?
Why are tornadoes created in the Great Plains region of the U.S.?
Front separating the moist Gulf of Mexico air from the dry South West air.
What classification do most hurricanes begin as?
What do we call extremely severe thunderstorms that can produce tornadoes?
Which stage of thunderstorm development do clouds form?
Where are the strongest winds located in a hurricane?
What do we call downdrafts of wind greater than 5 miles wide?
what do we believe is causing an increase in the severity and frequency of hurricanes?
Where is it calm within a hurricane?
Which stage of thunderstorm development are there only downdrafts of air?
What are the 3 types of thunderstorms?
Air Mass, Sea Breeze, and Frontal
Which form of energy transfer causes warm air to rise and cool air to sink?
What type of weather is associated with Low Pressure Systems?
Rainy, stormy, ugly weather.
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