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5 Matching questions

  1. Wind
  2. greenhouse effect
  3. wind-chill factor
  4. relative humidity
  5. latitude
  1. a The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
  2. b The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.
  3. c The percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount the air can hold at that temperature.
  4. d Increased cooling caused by the wind.
  5. e The process by which heat is trapped in the atmosphere by water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases that form a "blanket" around the earth

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Clouds that form in flat layers.
  2. Winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances
  3. The direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.
  4. The way Earth's rotation makes winds in the Northern Hemisphere curve to the right and winds in the Southern Hemisphere curve to the left.
  5. A form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than visible light.

5 True/False questions

  1. cumulusWispy, feathery clouds made of mostly ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilometers.


  2. ConvectionThe transfer of heat by movement of currents within a fluid.


  3. TemperatureThe average amount of energy of motion in the molecules of a substance


  4. MonsoonsSea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons.


  5. droughtA water shortage caused by long periods of low precipitation in a particular area.