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Earth Science Chapter 20
Air Mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
A boundary between two air masses
a front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzly…
forms when cold air moves under warm air which is less dense…
Air Mass
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
Front
A boundary between two air masses
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Earth Science Chapter 20
air mass
continental air mass
maritime air mass
arctic air mass
a huge body of air in the troposphere with similar temperatur…
a low humidity air mass that originates over land
a high humidity air mass that originates over the oceans
a frigid air mass that originates over the poles
air mass
a huge body of air in the troposphere with similar temperatur…
continental air mass
a low humidity air mass that originates over land
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Chapter 20 Earth Science
geocentric
heliocentric
core
nuclear fusion
theory that Earth is the center of the revolving stars and pl…
theory that the sun is the center of our solar system
inner most layer of the sun where energy is produced
process by which the sun creates energy -joining hydrogen ato…
geocentric
theory that Earth is the center of the revolving stars and pl…
heliocentric
theory that the sun is the center of our solar system
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Earth Science Chapter 20
air mass
warm front
cold front
stationary front
A large body of air that is characterized by similar temperat…
A front along which a warm air mass overrides a retreating ma…
A front along which a cold air mass thrusts beneath a warmer…
A situation in which the surface position of a front does not…
air mass
A large body of air that is characterized by similar temperat…
warm front
A front along which a warm air mass overrides a retreating ma…
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Earth Science - Chapter 20
orbit
revolution
rotation
rotation axis
the path an object follows as it moves around another object
the orbit of one object around another object
the spin of an object around its axis
the line on which an object rotates
orbit
the path an object follows as it moves around another object
revolution
the orbit of one object around another object
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Earth Science: Chapter 20
Air mass
Front
Warm front
Cold front
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
The boundary between air masses of different temperatures and…
A front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzly…
Forms when cold air moves under warm air which is less dense…
Air mass
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
Front
The boundary between air masses of different temperatures and…
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Earth Science-Chapter 20
Air Mass
Front
Water Front
Cold Front
A body of air horizontally uniform temperature, humidity, and…
Is a transition zone between two air masses.
Land with buildings or a section of a town fronted or abuttin…
The boundary of an advancing mass of cold air; in particular…
Air Mass
A body of air horizontally uniform temperature, humidity, and…
Front
Is a transition zone between two air masses.
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Chapter 20 Earth Science
air mass
front
warm front
cold front
An immense body of air that's characterized by similar temper…
The boundary between 2 adjoining air masses having contrastin…
A front along which a warm air mass overrides a retreating ma…
A front along which a cold air mass thrusts beneath a warmer…
air mass
An immense body of air that's characterized by similar temper…
front
The boundary between 2 adjoining air masses having contrastin…
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Chapter 20 Earth Science
What are the 4 major fronts?
What are the 4 major air masses?
what is a warm front?
what is a cold front?
warm front, cold front, occluded front, stationary front
maritime polar, maritime tropical, continental polar, contine…
when warm air moves into an area formerly covered by cooler a…
cold dense air moves into a region by warmer air... -heavy down…
What are the 4 major fronts?
warm front, cold front, occluded front, stationary front
What are the 4 major air masses?
maritime polar, maritime tropical, continental polar, contine…
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Earth Science Chapter 20
geocentric
heliocentric
ellipse
Copernicus
A model of the universe in which Earth is at the center of th…
A model of the solar system in which Earth and the other plan…
A elongated circle, or oval shape, the shape of the planets o…
Astronomer who worked out the arrangement of planets and how…
geocentric
A model of the universe in which Earth is at the center of th…
heliocentric
A model of the solar system in which Earth and the other plan…
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Chapter 20 Earth Science
Air mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
Boundary that separates two air masses of different properties
Forms when warm air moves into an area formerly covered by co…
Forms when cold, dense air moves into a region occupied by wa…
Air mass
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
Front
Boundary that separates two air masses of different properties
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Chapter 20 Earth Science
Air mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
Boundary that separates two air masses of different properties
Forms when warm air moves into an area formerly covered by co…
Forms when cold, dense air moves into a region occupied by wa…
Air mass
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
Front
Boundary that separates two air masses of different properties
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Earth Science Chapter 20
air mass
temperature, humidity, and pressure
tropical air mass
polar air mass
A large body of air with relatively uniform temperature, humi…
Factors affecting the density of an air mass
air masses that forms in the tropics (warm air)
air masses that forms over the polar region
air mass
A large body of air with relatively uniform temperature, humi…
temperature, humidity, and pressure
Factors affecting the density of an air mass
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Chapter 20 Earth Science
What are the 4 major fronts?
What are the 4 major air masses?
what is a warm front?
what is a cold front?
warm front, cold front, occluded front, stationary front
maritime polar, maritime tropical, continental polar, contine…
when warm air moves into an area formerly covered by cooler a…
cold dense air moves into a region by warmer air... -heavy down…
What are the 4 major fronts?
warm front, cold front, occluded front, stationary front
What are the 4 major air masses?
maritime polar, maritime tropical, continental polar, contine…
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Earth Science Chapter 20 - 2015
Latent Heat
Sublimation
Dew Pont
Absolute Humidity
The energy absorbed or released by a substance during a phase…
The process in which a solid changes directly into a gas.
Constant pressure and water vapor content, the temperature at…
The mass of water vapor contained in a given volume of air.
Latent Heat
The energy absorbed or released by a substance during a phase…
Sublimation
The process in which a solid changes directly into a gas.
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Chapter 20 vocab. Earth Science
Air Mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the bound…
a front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzly…
A front where cold air moves in under a warm air mass.
Air Mass
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
Front
(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the bound…
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Earth Science Chapter 20: Earth's Motion
orbit
revolution
rotation
rotation axis
the path an object follows as it moves around another object
the orbit of one object around another object
the spin of an object around its axis
the line on which an object rotates
orbit
the path an object follows as it moves around another object
revolution
the orbit of one object around another object
Chapter 20 Earth Science
Air masses
2 things that can form when air masses…
Fronts
Stationary
A huge body of air in the atmosphere with similar temperature…
Precipitation and storms
A boundary where 2 air masses meet
Front that does not move over the ground
Air masses
A huge body of air in the atmosphere with similar temperature…
2 things that can form when air masses…
Precipitation and storms
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Chapter 20 vocab. Earth Science
Air Mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the bound…
a front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzly…
A front where cold air moves in under a warm air mass.
Air Mass
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
Front
(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the bound…
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Earth Science Chapter 20 Vocabulary
Earthquake
Fault
Focus
Epicenter
the movement caused by convection currents of earth's resulti…
a region on earth's surface that is broken and where movement…
the point below earth's surface where a rock breaks or slips…
a point on earth's surface right above the focus of an earthq…
Earthquake
the movement caused by convection currents of earth's resulti…
Fault
a region on earth's surface that is broken and where movement…
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Chapter 20 vocab. Earth Science
Air Mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the bound…
a front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzly…
A front where cold air moves in under a warm air mass.
Air Mass
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
Front
(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the bound…
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Chapter 20 Vocabulary Earth Science
Air Mass
Front
Stationary Front
Occluded Front
A body of air with horizontally uniform temperature, humidity…
When two air masses meet; a boundary that separates two air m…
In such cases, the surface position of the front does not mov…
When a cold front overtakes a warm front
Air Mass
A body of air with horizontally uniform temperature, humidity…
Front
When two air masses meet; a boundary that separates two air m…
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Earth Science Chapter 20
latent heat
sublimation
dew point
absolute humidity
the heat energy that is absorbed or released by a substance d…
the process in which a solid changes directly into a gas (the…
at constant pressure and water vapor content, the temperature…
the mass of water vapor per unit volume of air that contains…
latent heat
the heat energy that is absorbed or released by a substance d…
sublimation
the process in which a solid changes directly into a gas (the…
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Chapter 20 Earth Science Vocab
air mass
front
cold front
warm front
large body of air in the lower troposphere that has similar c…
boundary that separates opposing air masses
boundary between an advancing cold air mass and the warmer ai…
the boundary between an advancing warm air mass and the colde…
air mass
large body of air in the lower troposphere that has similar c…
front
boundary that separates opposing air masses
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Earth Science: Chapter 20
topography
isostasy
roots
isostatic rebound
variation in elevations of the crust
the displacement of the mantle by Earth's continental and oce…
thickened areas of continental material
the crust's rising as the result of the removal of overlying…
topography
variation in elevations of the crust
isostasy
the displacement of the mantle by Earth's continental and oce…
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Earth Science Chapter 20 Key Terms
Air Mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
A large body of air that is characterized by similar temperat…
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrast…
A front along which a warm air mass overrides a retreating ma…
A front along which a cold air mass thrusts beneath a warmer…
Air Mass
A large body of air that is characterized by similar temperat…
Front
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrast…
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earth science chapter 20
groundwater
unsaturated zone (zone of aeration)
saturated zone
water table... (high under mountains, low…
all subsurface water contained in spaces within bedrock and r…
spaces are filled mainly with air
all opening and spaces are filled with water
top of the saturated zone.
groundwater
all subsurface water contained in spaces within bedrock and r…
unsaturated zone (zone of aeration)
spaces are filled mainly with air
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Earth Science Chapter 20 Mountain Building
Orogensis
Continental collision
Continental rifting
Craton
The process of mountain building
When two continental plates collide pushing the continental c…
Process that pulls a continent apart, usually in response to…
The ancient, stable core of a continent.
Orogensis
The process of mountain building
Continental collision
When two continental plates collide pushing the continental c…
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Earth Science Chapter 20
abyssal hill
abyssal plain
active margin
barrier island
hill on slope of mid ocean ridge formed by normal faulting of…
wide flat plain that covers large areas of the ocean floor at…
continental margin where tectonic forces caused by plate move…
long offshore sandbar that builds up to form a barricade b/w…
abyssal hill
hill on slope of mid ocean ridge formed by normal faulting of…
abyssal plain
wide flat plain that covers large areas of the ocean floor at…
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Earth Science-Chapter 20
solid, gas, liquid
latent heat
humidity
evaporation
3 phases water exists in
heat energy that is absorbed or released by a substance durin…
water vapor in the atmosphere/ determined by evaporation and…
determined by temperature of air (⬆️w/temp)
solid, gas, liquid
3 phases water exists in
latent heat
heat energy that is absorbed or released by a substance durin…
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Earth Science- Chapter 20 & 21
continental crust
oceanic crust
isostasy
roots
granite... 20km - 80km thick
basalt... 10 km thick
a condition of equilibrium based on the displacement of the m…
thickened areas of continental material that extend into the…
continental crust
granite... 20km - 80km thick
oceanic crust
basalt... 10 km thick
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Earth Science Chapter 20
topography
isostasy
isostasic rebound
root
the change in elevation of the crust
condition of equilibrium that describes the displacement of E…
Slow process of Earth's crust rising as the result of the rem…
thickened areas of continental material. detected by gravitat…
topography
the change in elevation of the crust
isostasy
condition of equilibrium that describes the displacement of E…
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Chapter 20 Earth Science
Which of the following is not part of…
Which of the following is a part of th…
Temperature and precipitation are the…
The Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn we…
gyrosphere
deposition of sedimentary rocks
they are the elements that have the greatest impact on humans
boundaries between the moderate and hot areas on earth
Which of the following is not part of…
gyrosphere
Which of the following is a part of th…
deposition of sedimentary rocks
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Chapter 20 Earth Science
air mass
front
warm front
cold front
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
A boundary between two air masses
a front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzly…
A front where cold air moves in under a warm air mass.
air mass
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
front
A boundary between two air masses
Earth Science Chapter 20 Key Terms
Air Mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
A large body of air that is characterized by similar temperat…
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrast…
A front along which a warm air mass overrides a retreating ma…
A front along which a cold air mass thrusts beneath a warmer…
Air Mass
A large body of air that is characterized by similar temperat…
Front
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrast…
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Chapter 20 Vocabulary Earth Science
Air Mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
An immense body of air that is characterized by similar tempe…
When two air masses meet; a boundary that separates two air m…
Forms when warm air moves into an area formerly covered by co…
Forms when cold, dense air moves into a region occupied by wa…
Air Mass
An immense body of air that is characterized by similar tempe…
Front
When two air masses meet; a boundary that separates two air m…
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Earth Space Science Chapter 20 - Ocean Water Vocabulary
Abyssal Zone
Aquaculture
Bathyal Zone
Benthic Zone
Has no sunlight because it begins at a depth of 4,000 meters…
The raising of aquatic plants and animals for human use or co…
Begins at the continental slope and extends to a depth of 4,0…
The bottom region of oceans and bodies of fresh water.
Abyssal Zone
Has no sunlight because it begins at a depth of 4,000 meters…
Aquaculture
The raising of aquatic plants and animals for human use or co…
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Earth Science Chapter 20 Vocabulary Terms
Cold front
continental
cumulonimbus
Eye
the front edge of a moving mass of cold air
Land//
A could forming a towering mass with a flat bass or fairly lo…
The calm region at the center of a storm or hurricane
Cold front
the front edge of a moving mass of cold air
continental
Land//
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Earth Science: Chapter 20: Key Terms
carrying capacity
composting
conservation
enzyme
maximum number of individuals of a given species that the env…
conservation method in which yard wastes such as cut grass, p…
careful use of resources to reduce damage to the environment…
substance that causes chemical reactions to happen faster and…
carrying capacity
maximum number of individuals of a given species that the env…
composting
conservation method in which yard wastes such as cut grass, p…
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Herbold's Heroes Earth Science Chapter 20
latent heat
sublimation
dew point
absolute humidity
Heat given off when matter changes state
Change from solid to gas
Temperature at which water vapor condenses
The amount of water vapor molecules in the air.
latent heat
Heat given off when matter changes state
sublimation
Change from solid to gas
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Earth Science Chapter 20
air mass
continental air mass
maritime air mass
polar air mass
an immense body of air that is characterized by similar tempe…
dry - form over land
humid - form over water
cold air - form at high altitudes towards the poles
air mass
an immense body of air that is characterized by similar tempe…
continental air mass
dry - form over land
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Earth Science Chapter 20
air mass
front
warm front
cold front
an immense body of air that is characterized by similar tempe…
the boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrast…
forms when warm air moves into an area formerly covered by co…
forms when cold, dense air moves into a region occupied by wa…
air mass
an immense body of air that is characterized by similar tempe…
front
the boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrast…
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Earth Science Chapter 20-Storms and Weather
Occluded front
Lightning
Storm Swell
Isobars
When a warm air mass is trapped between a two colliding colde…
The greatest danger from a severe thunderstorm comes not from…
The huge waves that are produced far out in the ocean and pre…
____________ are lines on a weather map connecting areas of e…
Occluded front
When a warm air mass is trapped between a two colliding colde…
Lightning
The greatest danger from a severe thunderstorm comes not from…
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Chapter 20 Earth Science
Glacier
Snowfield
Firn
Glacier Ice
mass of ice produced when snow is compacted and refrozen that…
large expanse of snow-covered terrain above the snowline... -ima…
glacier ice formed compacting and refreezing snow
form of ice consisting of interlocking crystals produced by p…
Glacier
mass of ice produced when snow is compacted and refrozen that…
Snowfield
large expanse of snow-covered terrain above the snowline... -ima…
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Earth Science Chapter 20 Vocab Words
Air Mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
Is an immense body of air that is characterized by similar te…
When two air masses meet, they form a front, which is a bound…
A warm front forms when warm air moves into an area formerly…
A cold front forms when cold, dense air moves into a region o…
Air Mass
Is an immense body of air that is characterized by similar te…
Front
When two air masses meet, they form a front, which is a bound…
12 terms
Earth Science Chapter 20 Key Terms
Air Mass
Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
A large body of air that is characterized by similar temperat…
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrast…
A front along which a warm air mass overrides a retreating ma…
A front along which a cold air mass thrusts beneath a warmer…
Air Mass
A large body of air that is characterized by similar temperat…
Front
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrast…
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Chapter 20: Earth Science
Chemical Sediments
Cleavage
Crystal Form
Crystallization
Sediments that form by the precipitation of minerals from wat…
The tendency of a mineral to break along planes of weakness.
The outward expression of the orderly internal arrangement of…
The growth of a solid from a liquid or gas whose atoms come t…
Chemical Sediments
Sediments that form by the precipitation of minerals from wat…
Cleavage
The tendency of a mineral to break along planes of weakness.
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Earth Science Chapter 20 & 21
Geologic Time Scale
Eon
Era
Period
Geologists have organized the events of Earth's History and r…
Largest/longest unit of time represented on the Geologic Time…
The second longest unit of time represented on the Geologic T…
The unit of geologic time named for a geographic region or ch…
Geologic Time Scale
Geologists have organized the events of Earth's History and r…
Eon
Largest/longest unit of time represented on the Geologic Time…
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chapter 20 terms Holt Mcdougal Earth Science
Water Vapor
Evaporation
Latent Heat
Condensation
A gas phase in which water exists.
A process where water turns into invisible water vapor.
The heat energy that is absorbed or released by a substance d…
A process where water vapor turns back into a liquid.
Water Vapor
A gas phase in which water exists.
Evaporation
A process where water turns into invisible water vapor.
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Chapter 20 earth science
What is the state of the atmosphere at…
Climate is what you...
Weather is what you...
What time span does weather have?
Weather
Expect
Get
Short period of time
What is the state of the atmosphere at…
Weather
Climate is what you...
Expect
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