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The mixing motion of liquids and gases that are different temperatures.The primary way that energy is transferred in the ocean and atmosphere.
a) Global Winds b) Local Winds c) Convection d) Coriolis Effect
Winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances.
a) Local Winds b) Global Winds c) Sea Breeze d) Land Breeze
Winds that blow over short distances.
a) Local Winds b) Global Winds c) Trade Winds d) Doldrums
Winds that blow off the water onto the land. This is caused by temperatures over the land being warmer than temperatures over the water.
a) Land Breeze b) Trade Winds c) Jet Stream d) Sea Breeze
Winds that blow off the land onto the water. This is caused by temperatures over the water being warmer than temperatures over the land.
a) Sea Breeze b) Trade Winds c) Convection d) Land Breeze
Winds do not travel in a straight line. Winds curve from East to West as they travel from the North Pole to the Equator. They curve or twist as a result of Earth's daily rotation.
a) Convection b) Coriolis Effect c) Sea Breeze d) Jet Stream
Winds that blow between 0 degrees and 30 degrees latitude. This is cool air that flows back to the equator and they blow from east to west.
a) Trade Winds b) Doldrums c) Prevailing Westerlies d) Polar Easterlies
A place where there is little to no wind near the equator.
a) Convection b) Trade Winds c) Doldrums d) Polar Easterlies
Winds that blow between 30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude. These winds blow from west to east across the United States.
a) Polar Easterlies b) Trade Winds c) Doldrums d) Prevailing Westerlies
Winds that blow between 60 degrees and 90 degrees latitude. These cold winds blow from the east to the west near both poles.
a) Trade Winds b) Doldrums c) Polar Easterlies d) Prevailing Westerlies
A quick moving band of air that moves west to east high up in the atmosphere.
a) Jet Stream b) Trade Winds c) Prevailing Westerlies d) Doldrums
This jet stream brings cold weather conditions in the Northern Hemisphere.
a) Subtropical Jet Stream b) Global Winds c) Local Winds d) Polar Jet Stream
This jet stream brings warm weather conditions in the Northern Hemisphere.
a) Subtropical Jet Stream b) Polar Jet Stream c) Local Winds d) Global Winds
This is where water rises from deep in the bottom of the ocean up to the surface bringing nutrients up from the ocean floor.
a) Downwelling b) Sidewelling c) Upwelling d) Convection
This area starts at the equator and extends up to 23 degrees latitude. This area receives more solar radiation than anywhere else on Earth. It stays warm here all year.
a) Polar Region b) Temperate Region c) Cold Region d) Tropical Region
This area begins at 23 degrees and extends to 67 degrees. This area experiences many different temperatures throughout the year along with all 4 seasons.
a) Tropical Region b) Temperate Region c) Polar Region d) Cold Region
This area begins at 67 degrees and extends to the North Pole. This area receives the least amount of solar radiation than anywhere else on Earth. Temperatures stay cool here all year.
a) Polar Region b) Temperate Region c) Tropical Region d) Hot Region
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