Weather Factors 4: Question Preview (ID: 3037)

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Wind direction is measured with a
a) thermometer b) wind vane c) rain gauge d) psychrometer
Rain, sleet, and hail are all forms of
a) evaporation b) condensation c) precipitation d) convection
A sudden violent flood that occurs within a few hours or minutes of a storm is called
a) levee b) dam c) mudslide d) flash flood
The most common type of precipitation is
a) rain b) sleet c) snow d) hail
The movement of water between the atmosphere and the Earths surface is called
a) rain cycle b) hydrogen cycle c) water cycle d) evaporation cycle
The process by which gases hold heat in the atmosphere is called
a) precipitation b) convection c) thermal energy d) the greenhouse effect
An instrument used to measure rainfall is a
a) thermometer b) rain gauge c) psychrometer d) anemometer
A condition in which an area gets less rainfall than normal for a few years is
a) drought b) pollutant c) flood d) wind
You compare the readings of a wet-bulb and dry-bulb thermometers to measure
a) humidity b) temperature c) wind chill d) relative humidity
Winds are caused by differences in
a) humidity b) precipitation c) air pressure d) direction
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