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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. latitude
  2. sinking cold air has this type of air pressure
  3. during the day, land heats up _________ than water
  4. Cold air has __________ pressure than warm air
  5. prevailing westerlies
  1. a higher pressure
  2. b winds that blow west to east between 30 and 60 degrees in the northern and southern hemispheres; we live here
  3. c faster
  4. d the distance from the equator measured in degrees
  5. e high pressure

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the unequal heating of the earth's surface causes differences in air pressure that results in wind
  2. an instrument used to measure wind speed
  3. the way earth's rotation makes winds curve
  4. low pressure regions near the equator with little or no wind (calm winds)
  5. regions of high pressure and gentle winds at about 30 degrees north and south latitude.

5 True/False questions

  1. global wind that affects the United Statesrises


  2. warm air is less dense andsinks


  3. the type of air pressure found at the North and South polehigh pressure


  4. land breezemovement of air from sea to land during the day when cooler air from above the water moves over the land, forcing the heated, less dense air above the land to rise


  5. Warm air has ___________ pressure than cold airhigher pressure