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Which cloud type looks like cotten balls?
a) cumulus b) stratus c) cirrus d) alto
The weight of the air on Earth is called ____.
a) air pressure b) convergence c) Coriolis effect d) divergence
What is the ultimate energy source for most wind? (Think about this one.)
a) Solar radiation b) Earth's revolution c) Earth's rotation d) Tides
Which cloud type is best described as sheets or layers that cover much or all of the sky?
a) stratus b) cirrus c) alto d) cumulus
Which clouds are often associated with thunder and lightning?
a) cumulonimbus b) nimbostratus c) altostratus d) cirrostratus
Which of the following occurs when air is compressed?
a) Air molecules move faster and the temperature rises b) Air temperature rises. c) Air temperature cools. d) Air molecules move faster.
Which force generates winds?
a) pressure differences b) gravity c) The Coriolis Effect d) friction
Which of the following is an example of condensation nuclei?
a) all of these b) ice particles c) smoke d) dust
Compared to clouds, fogs are ____.
a) at lower altitudes b) colder c) of a different composition d) drier
Air that has reached its water-vapor capacity is said to be ____.
a) saturated b) stable c) dry d) unstable
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