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Science part 1
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What is the cause of convection currents in the oceans and the atmosphere?
What type of galaxy is the Milky Way?
Describe the phase changes necessary to occur when water changes from ocean water > glacier > fresh water > water vapor.
freeze > melt > evaporate
What type of climate is expected on the leeward side of the mountain range?
Hot, dry air, desert
As the sun heats up the surface of the ocean, convection currents can increase which part of the water cycle?
Describe the difference in molecule movement in glaciers compared to fresh water.
Molecules move slower in glaciers
Increased cloudiness would cause average daytime temperatures to do what?
Which water phase occurs when water vapor cools down and turns into a liquid?
How are the water cycle processes of runoff and infiltration different?
Runoff is when water runs off mountains and infiltration is when water enters the soil
The weather for locations in Nevada is most likely influenced by what?
the shape of the surface of the Earth
If the ice sheet in the Arctic ocean would melt, would it result in a loss of gain of land habitat?
Cloudy conditions in the evening have what effect on the overnight temperatures?
Makes the weather get hotter
An area, that is above the saturated zone, where every space is NOT filled with water is what?
Why do Gas Giant planets have more moons than the inner planets?
because they are larger and have stronger gravity
Why do clouds form only on the windward side of the mountain?
Because vapor rises, cools, and condenses
What caused an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere since the early 1900s?
use of fossil fuels
How is the weather different between mountains and valleys?
Mountains are cooler and more humid
The Sierra Nevada Mountains create a _____ _____ Effect which impacts the weather in Nevada.
What causes a lunar eclipse?
When the sun is facing the Earth which is facing the moon in a straight line. (The Earth is between the sun and moon.)
_____ _____ would increase if the ozone layer disappeared.
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