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5 Matching questions

  1. Coriolis effect
  2. Temperature
  3. global winds
  4. Wind
  5. local wind
  1. a The average amount of energy of motion in the molecules of a substance
  2. b Wind that blows over short distances.
  3. c Winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances
  4. d 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. e The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The transfer of heat through direct physical contact.
  2. A form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than visible light.
  3. The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
  4. 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. Clouds that form in flat layers.

5 True/False questions

  1. rain gaugeAn 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.


  2. land breezeThe flow of air from an ocean or lake to the land.


  3. AnemometerAn 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.


  4. psychrometerAn instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer.


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


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