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Which direction do low pressure centers move across the united states?
a) North b) South c) East d) West
The air around a High Pressure center moves
a) counterclockwise and towards the center b) counterclockwise and away from the center c) clockwise and towards the center d) clockwise and away from the center
As air temperature decreases, its density
a) increases b) decreases c) remains the same d) can not be determined
As altitude increases, air pressure
a) decreases b) increases c) stays the same d) there is no pressure in the atmosphere
When talking about an air mass, a lower case m refers to
a) mountain meaning it formed over land b) maritime meaning it formed over the ocean c) magnetic because of the magnetic fields caused by static electricity d) magic because air masses are magical
When talking about an air mass, a capital P stands for
a) pressure b) polar c) precipitation d) the latin word for air
Pressure moves from areas of
a) low concentration to high concentration b) south to north c) north to south d) high concentration to low concentration
Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas
a) carbon dioxide b) water vapor c) carbon monoxide d) methane
In New York State, dry, cool air masses (cP) often interact with moist, warm air masses (mT). Which statement correctly matches each air mass with its usual geographic source region
a) cP is from the North Atlantic Ocean and mT is from the deserts of the southwestern United States. b) cP is from the North Atlantic Ocean and mT is from the Gulf of Mexico. c) cP is from northern Canada and mT is from the Gulf of Mexico. d) cP is from northern Canada and mT is from the deserts of the southwestern United States.
The temperature at a certain location rises 15 degrees and the humidity goes down, what type of air mass has moved into the area?
a) cT b) mP c) mT d) cP
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