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5 Matching questions

  1. jet streams
  2. precipitation
  3. infrared radiation
  4. greenhouse effect
  5. drought
  1. a Bands of high-speed winds about 10 kilometers above Earth's surface.
  2. b Forms of water such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail that fall from clouds and reach Earth's surface.
  3. c 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
  4. d A form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than visible light.
  5. e A water shortage caused by long periods of low precipitation in a particular area.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The transfer of heat by movement of currents within a fluid.
  2. The flow of air from an ocean or lake to the land.
  3. The change from the gaseous to the liquid state of matter; also, the process by which a gas, such as water vapor, changes to a liquid, such as water.
  4. Wispy, feathery clouds made of mostly ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilometers.
  5. The transfer of heat through direct physical contact.

5 True/False questions

  1. evaporationThe process that occurs when vaporization takes place only on the surface of a liquid; also, the process by which molecules at the surface of a liquid, such as water, absorb enough energy to change to a gaseous state, such as water vapor.


  2. MonsoonsClouds that form in flat layers.


  3. rain gaugeThe distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.


  4. dew pointThe temperature at which condensation begins.


  5. humidityA measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.