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Energy from the sun travels to Earth's surface by
a) radiation b) convection c) evaporation d) conduction
Rising warm air transports thermal energy by
a) conduction b) convection c) radiation d) condensation
Bands of high-altitude, high-speed winds are called
a) jet streams b) sea breezes c) land breezes d) local winds
Rain, sleet, and hail are all forms of
a) evaporation b) condensation c) precipitation d) convection
What are the two major factors that classify climates?
a) temperature and wind speed b) wind speed and precipitation c) temperature and precipitation d) weather and wind speed
Winds and currents move in curved paths because of
a) the Coriolis effect b) longshore drifts c) wave height d) tides
Cold and warm ocean water is carried around the world by
a) spring tides b) nead tides c) currents d) tsunamis
Ocean water is more dense than fresh water at the same temperature because of
a) pressure b) the Coriolis effect c) upwelling d) salinity
Carries cold waters away from the poles and warm waters away from the equator.
a) weather b) climate c) climate region d) ocean currents
The average, long-term conditions of temperature, precipitation, wind and clouds in an area.
a) weather b) climate c) ocean current d)
The daily conditions of temperature, precipitation, wind, and clouds in an area.
a) weather b) climate c) d)
What role does runoff play in the water cycle?
a) It is the process in which liquid turns to water vapor. b) It carries water from precipitation into oceans. c) It takes water out of the water cycle. d) It is not part of the water cycle.
What happens when air reaches its dew point?
a) Precipitation occurs. b) The humidity decreases c) Clouds form. d)
How does a warm front form?
a) Warm air becomes caught between cold air masses. b) Two air masses meet and stay separated. c) Warm air moves over cold air and replaces it. d) Cold air moves under warm air and pushes it up.
In what part of the water cycle do clouds form?
a) evaporation b) precipitation c) runoff d) condensation
What kind of weather does a cold front usually bring?
a) warm b) sunny c) stormy d) windy
Warm air is
a) more dense and rises b) less dense and rises c) less dense and sinks d) more dense and sinks
Air moves from _______ pressure to _______ pressure.
a) right; left b) high; low c) left; right d) low; high
A cool breeze is blowing from the ocean towards the land during the day. This is called a
a) sea breeze b) Easterly c) land breeze d) Kelstin breeze
What is the main cause of winds?
a) Moon's gravity b) clouds c) uneven heating of Earth's surface d) trees
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