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__________ is the condition of the Earth’s atmosphere at a particular time and place.
a) Temperature b) Climate c) Weather d) Convection
Air temperature is measure with a(n) _______, while air pressure is measured with a(n) _____.
a) anemometer... thermometer b) barometer... thermometer c) thermometer... anemometer d) thermometer... barometer
The National Weather Service measures air pressure in units called
a) aneroids b) barometers c) millibars d) pressure bars
Masses of puffy, white clouds, often with flat bases, that form when air currents rise are called ____ clouds.
a) stratus b) cumulus c) nimbus d) cirrus
Areas of low pressure usually have
a) cloudy weather b) good weather c) descending air d) none of the above
The boundary between a cold air mass and a warm air mass is called a ____.
a) front b) storm c) climate d) flood
The eye of a hurricane
a) has the highest winds. b) has dense clouds c) is calm. d) creates the storm surge.
A violent, whirling wind that moves in a narrow path over land is a ____.
a) thunderstorm b) tornado c) hurricane d) front
To keep track of high-and low-pressure areas, weather maps are drawn with lines connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure. These lines are called ____.
a) isotherms b) equibars c) isobars d) fronts
A ____ studies and forecasts the weather using data gathered from many sources.
a) meteorologist b) geologist c) station model d) biologist
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