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5 Matching questions

  1. condensation
  2. cirrus
  3. thermometer
  4. infrared radiation
  5. humidity
  1. a An instrument used to measure temperature, consisting of a thin, glass tube with a bulb on one end that contains a liquid, usually mercury or alcohol.
  2. b A form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than visible light.
  3. c 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. d Wispy, feathery clouds made of mostly ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilometers.
  5. e A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons.
  2. Wind that blows over short distances.
  3. The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.
  4. The flow of air from an ocean or lake to the land.
  5. The average amount of energy of motion in the molecules of a substance

5 True/False questions

  1. ScatteringReflection of light in all directions


  2. droughtClouds that form less than 2 kilometers above the ground and look like fluffy, rounded piles of cotton.


  3. evaporationThe direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.


  4. ConvectionThe transfer of heat through direct physical contact.


  5. dew pointThe temperature at which condensation begins.