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Meteorology test review
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What causes waves in the ocean?
Warm fresh water has what kind of density? (high, or Low)
It's density is less then water
Why does ice float in water?
Where on earth do hurricanes originate?
Land and Sea breeze
The temperature of land changed dramatically during day and night compared to the ocean this causes?
At night what pressure system is over the ocean?
At night what pressure system is over the land?
During the day what pressure system is over the ocean?
During the day what pressure system is over the land?
Sea Breeze takes place during the _____(night or day)
Land Breeze takes place during the _____(night or day)
Deep Sea Current
An increase in salinity causes what type of current?
What produced oxygen in the early atmosphere?
What tide takes place during a full moon?
What tide takes place during a new moon?
What tide takes place during a first quarter moon?
What tide takes place during a last quarter moon?
When cold nutrient water travels to the surface it is called a(n)_______
True/False Climate effects weather.
What gas is stored in the ocean?
As elevation increases temperatures in the Troposphere _________
What gas is hypothesized to cause climate change?
True/ False volcanoes effect global climate
The ash from volcanic eruptions may cause global temperatures to _______. (increase or decrease)
The burning of fossil fuels produce what gas that effects climate?
What destroys the ozone layer?
Algae produced what gas in the atmosphere?
What determines what direction the wind is blowing?
High Pressure to Low Pressure
Winds blow from _____pressure to ______ pressure
What tool measures temperature
What tool measures air pressure?
What is the unit for air pressure?
Lines that connect equal pressure are called_________
Lines that connect equal temperature are called_________
What is a boundary between air masses?
Where on earth are there tropical rain forests?
If the air becomes colder and dryer what front passed by?
If the air becomes warmer and more humid what front passed by?
What kind of weather happens at a stationary front?
What cloud causes thunderstorms?
What front causes thunderstorms?
What kind of pressure system causes a hurricane?
The transfer of energy by touch is called _____
The transfer of energy by density is called _____
The transfer of energy by rays is called _____
True/False Winds are caused by density differences.
Which layer of atmosphere do we live in?
Which layer of atmosphere contains the Ozone Layer?
Which layer of the atmosphere is the coldest?
Which layer of the atmosphere is the outermost?
The Ionosphere and Exosphere are found in which layer of the atmosphere?
What air mass has a high humidity and cold temperature?
What air mass has a Low humidity and cold temperature?
What air mass has a high humidity and warm temperature?
What air mass has a low humidity and warm temperature?
Air with the same temperature and humidity?
The amount of water vapor in the air?
how full the air is with water vapor is called ________
Temperature at which condensation begins is called _______
Rain, Snow, Sleet, Hail, Freezing Rain
What are the five types of precipitation?
Cold air has a ________ density
Which temperature air is at a high pressure system
Which temperature air is at a low pressure system
(High/low) _____humidity is at a high pressure system
(High/low) _____humidity is at a low pressure system
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