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5 Matching questions

  1. What causes wind
  2. Coriolis effect
  3. prevailing westerlies
  4. Warm air has ___________ pressure than cold air
  5. doldrums
  1. a the way earth's rotation makes winds curve
  2. b low pressure regions near the equator with little or no wind (calm winds)
  3. c lower pressure
  4. d winds that blow west to east between 30 and 60 degrees in the northern and southern hemispheres; we live here
  5. e the unequal heating of the earth's surface causes differences in air pressure that results in wind

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. air moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
  2. less dense
  3. high pressure
  4. Prevailing winds that blow northeast from 30 degrees north latitude to the equator and that blow southeast from 30 degrees south latitude to the equator
  5. low pressure

5 True/False questions

  1. horse latitudesregions of high pressure and gentle winds at about 30 degrees north and south latitude.


  2. air pressurethe measure of the force with which air molecules push on a surface


  3. cold air is more dense andsinks


  4. the doldrums are found at the _____________30 degrees North and South latitude


  5. latitudeair moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure