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ESC1000 Chapter 17 Clouds
cumulus
cirrus
cirrostratus
cirrocumulus
Form of cloud that is puff balls, often with a flat base (but…
Cloud that is high level and wispy, or light and patchy in fo…
High level, very light layers of cloud.
High level, puffy ball clouds.
cumulus
Form of cloud that is puff balls, often with a flat base (but…
cirrus
Cloud that is high level and wispy, or light and patchy in fo…
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ESC1000 Chapter 6 Glaciers, Deserts and Winds
glacier
alpine or valley
Piedmont
ice sheet
Thick ice mass formed by the accumulation, compaction and rec…
Type of glacier formed in mountain areas
Type of glacier that spreads out over flatter land at base of…
Large bodies of ice that form on continents and grow outward…
glacier
Thick ice mass formed by the accumulation, compaction and rec…
alpine or valley
Type of glacier formed in mountain areas
37 terms
ESC1000 Chapter 18 Air Pressure and Wind
Barometer
1013 millibars
1 bar
Decreases
a device used to measure air pressure
Average air pressure at sea level, in millibars
Average air pressure at sea level, in bars
What does air pressure do with altitude?
Barometer
a device used to measure air pressure
1013 millibars
Average air pressure at sea level, in millibars
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ESC1000 Chapter 19 Weather Patterns and Severe Storms
Air mass
Front
Polar air mass
Tropical air mass
very large parcel of air that moves across the surface with s…
the line where two or more air masses meet.
Air mass that develops at high latitudes and is cold.
Air mass that develops at low latitudes (30 degrees and south…
Air mass
very large parcel of air that moves across the surface with s…
Front
the line where two or more air masses meet.
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ESC1000 Chapter 5 Running Water and Groundwater
oceans
2.8
2.15
0.6
Where is most of the earth's water?
Percentage of the earth's water that is freshwater.
Percentage of the earth's freshwater that is in glaciers
Percentage of the earth's freshwater that is in groundwater
oceans
Where is most of the earth's water?
2.8
Percentage of the earth's water that is freshwater.
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ESC1000 Chapter 10 - Mountain Building and Crustal formation
folded mountains
anticline
Appalachians and Himalayas
basin
Type of mountains that typically form in large mountain ranges.
Upward fold in sedimentary rocks, with the oldest rocks in th…
Two examples of folded mountain ranges.
A roughly circular downward fold, like a rounded syncline, wi…
folded mountains
Type of mountains that typically form in large mountain ranges.
anticline
Upward fold in sedimentary rocks, with the oldest rocks in th…
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ESC1000 Chapter 17 Moisture, Clouds and Precipitation
Melting
Cooling process
Freezing
Heating process
Substance solid transforms to liquid. A cooling process
Is melting a heating or cooling process?
liquid transforms to solid. A heating process.
Is freezing a heating or cooling process?
Melting
Substance solid transforms to liquid. A cooling process
Cooling process
Is melting a heating or cooling process?
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