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Which are the two main types of climate in California
a) coastal and highland b) mediterranean and highland c) mediterranean and arid d) mediterranean and tropical
El Nino is caused by
a) abnormally warm waters near the equator in the Atlantic ocean b) abnormally cold waters near the equator in the Atlantic ocean c) abnormally warm waters near the equator in the Pacific ocean d) abnormally cold waters near the equator in the Pacific ocean
Low pressure systems are associated with
a) fair weather b) stormy weather c) unpredictable weather d) El Nino
High pressure systems are associated with
a) fair weather b) stormy weather c) unpredictable weather d) El Nino
A COLD FRONT often causes
a) cold air to rise b) El Nino c) severe storms d) fair weather
Low pressure systems are formed when
a) cold air sinks b) cold air rises c) warm air sinks d) warm air rises
The water cycle is driven by
a) the sun b) the tilt of the earth c) global warming d) climate
High pressure systems are formed when
a) cold air sinks b) cold air rises c) warm air sinks d) warm air rises
Temperature measures the __________ of air molecules
a) speed b) size c) location d) type
Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere ____________
a) at a specific time and place b) over a long period of time c) over a short period of time d) at a specific temperature
Which is these is NOT a weather factor?
a) precipitation b) temperature c) wind speed d) water pressure
Sea breezes are caused by _________.
a) cold fronts b) convection currents c) seasons d) warm fronts
Which is NOT part of the water cycle?
a) run off of precipitation into streams, lake, and oceans b) evaporation of water from Earth's surface c) formation of mountain breezes d) formation of precipitation
The amount of solar radiation that strikes a part of the earth depends on the _________ of the region
a) temperature b) latitude c) pressure d) climate
Which process is NOT part of the water cycle?
a) condensation b) evaporation c) transpiration d) elevation
Which of the following is NOT a type of precipitation
a) snow b) hail c) fog d) sleet
Why do warm air currents and ocean currents begin near the equator?
a) The equator receives the most direct sunlight. b) Because all currents, warm and cool, begin near the equator c) Scientists are still unsure. d) Because cool air rises and warm air sinks.
Which breeze generally results during daytime due to temperature differences between the ocean and the land?
a) mountain breeze b) valley breeze c) sea breeze d) land breeze
Large bodies of water can cause areas to be __________ in the winter and __________ in the summer.
a) cooler; warmer b) warmer; cooler c) cooler; humid d) warmer; cloudier
Climate is the pattern of _________ in an area over many years.
a) weather b) plant life c) rain d) sun
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