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Which best describes how global warming affects local temperatures?
a) It causes temperatures to increase. b) It causes temperatures to decrease. c) It causes temperatures to constantly change. d) It causes temperatures to go below the freezing point.
What determines the direction in which air masses flow across the United States?
a) the Gulf of Mexico b) the Atlantic Ocean c) the heat from the sun d) the rotation of Earth
Which best explains why El Niño could cause an increase in precipitation in California?
a) Cooler ocean water causes the air to cool, which allows for more condensation to occur in the United States. b) Warmer ocean water allows for warm air to be blown toward the United States and cause droughts. c) Cooler ocean water causes the air to cool, and brings high air pressure to the United States. d) Warmer ocean water allows for warmer, wet air to travel east toward the United States.
How does a sea breeze affect the weather?
a) It decreases land temperatures near the ocean. b) It increases land temperatures near the ocean. c) It decreases rain formation over land near the ocean. d) It increases the cloud coverage over the land near the ocean.
What impact does the Gulf Stream have on North Carolina’s coastal climate?
a) The cold water from the Gulf Stream current cools the land. b) The warm water from the Gulf Stream current warms the land. c) The cold water from the Gulf Stream current decreases inland wind speeds. d) The warm water from the Gulf Stream current increases inland wind speeds.
Which causes North Carolina to experience an increase in winter precipitation?
a) El Niño b) La Niña c) trade winds d) prevailing westerlies
Which describes the direction of prevailing westerlies?
a) east to west b) west to east c) south to west d) west to south
Which best explains why North Carolina’s winter weather could vary from what is normally predicted during a La Niña event?
a) A slight dip in the jet stream could bring colder weather. b) Prevailing westerlies will push air masses from west to east. c) Cold air from the Gulf Stream could interact with the jet stream and cause winter storms. d) Strong surface currents can push hurricane storms away from the North Carolina coastline.
Which best explains how El Niño affects the jet stream?
a) The jet stream is pushed north and results in increased precipitation. b) The jet stream is pushed south and results in increased precipitation. c) The jet stream is pushed north and results in decreased precipitation. d) The jet stream is pushed south and results in decreased precipitation.
Which weather pattern most influences the weather in North Carolina?
a) polar easterlies b) tropical easterlies c) tropical westerlies d) prevailing westerlies
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