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5 Matching questions

  1. relative humidity
  2. rain gauge
  3. cumulus
  4. Scattering
  5. Conduction
  1. a The transfer of heat through direct physical contact.
  2. b An instrument used to measure the amount of precipitation, consisting of an open-ended container topped by a collecting funnel and having a collecting tube and measuring scale inside.
  3. c The percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount the air can hold at that temperature.
  4. d Clouds that form less than 2 kilometers above the ground and look like fluffy, rounded piles of cotton.
  5. e Reflection of light in all directions

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The transfer of heat by movement of currents within a fluid.
  2. 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.
  3. A form of energy that can travel through space.
  4. Increased cooling caused by the wind.
  5. The temperature at which condensation begins.

5 True/False questions

  1. Windthe movement of thermal energy from one substance to another.


  2. jet streamsBands of high-speed winds about 10 kilometers above Earth's surface.


  3. thermal energyThe total energy of a substance's particles due to their movement or vibration; also, the energy of motion in the molecules of a substance.


  4. Coriolis effectThe 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. droughtA water shortage caused by long periods of low precipitation in a particular area.