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What is the flat region of the ocean floor called?
a) sea mount b) continental shelf c) continental slope d) abyssal plain
You are recording the barometric pressure each day for your science class. You observe cumulonimbus clouds and much lower pressure than previous days. What is your prediction?
a) A tornado will definitely form! b) It is going to be a beautiful day with no chance of precipitation. c) It is probably going to precipitate. d) A hurricane is going to form.
On September 20, 2010, you are up late and look up area temperatures on your computer. You notice that Claxton is much cooler than Tybee Island. What is the most likely reason?
a) Land cools off faster at night. Water cools off slowly and tends to be warmer at night. b) Land cools off slowly at night. Water cools off quickly and tends to be warmer at night. c) Land and water cool off at the same rate, but the land is far away from the sun. d) Land cools off faster at night, but is heated by the core of Earth.
Which of these correctly identifies the quanity of water on Earth from least to greatest amount?
a) Salt water, liquid fresh water, frozen fresh water b) Salt water, frozen fresh water, liquid fresh water c) Frozen fresh water, salt water, liquid fresh water d) Liquid fresh water, frozen fresh water, salt water
High Pressure areas are associated with
a) cool rising air and clear skies b) cool sinking air and clear skies c) warm rising air and clouds d) warm sinking air and clouds
What causes winds?
a) Uneven heating of Earth's surface as air moves from low to high pressure. b) Uneven heating of Earth's surface as air moves from high to low pressure. c) Even heating of Earth's surface as air moves from high to low pressure d) Even heating of Earth's surface as air moves from low to high pressure.
Low pressure areas are often associated with
a) cool sinking air and clear skies b) cool rising air and clear skies c) warm rising air and clouds d) warm sinking air and clear skies
What forms as warm ocean water evaporates into the air, vapor condenses into clouds releasing heat, and converging winds cause a rotation.
a) tornado b) tsunami c) blizzard d) hurricane
Water running off of the continents towards the ocean dissolving minerals and materials coming up through volcanic vents cause the oceans to be
a) warmer b) colder c) salty d) fresher
Why does a land breeze blow towards the ocean during the night?
a) Land is colder at night with higher pressure. This cool air blows to warmer, low pressure ocean. b) Land is warmer at night with lower pressure. Cool air from ocean is replaced by warm air. c) There would be no wind at night, because they are both the same temperature. d) Water heats up and cools off faster, so the wind will blow from the land during the day.
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