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The maximum volume of water vapor that the air can hold at a specific temperature.
a) Capacity
b) Specific Humidity
c) Condensation
d) Dew Point

The actual mass of water vapor in the air per kg of air
a) Dew Point
b) Capacity
c) Specfic Humidity
d) Evaporation

The percentage of the water vapor capacity that is present
a) Specific Humidity
b) Dew Point
c) Capacity
d) Relative Humidity

Temperature at which gaseous water condenses to liquid
a) Dew Point
b) Specific Humidity
c) Relative Humidity
d) Condensation

How are clouds formed?
a) Warm air rises in a low pressure system, the air cools as it rises, the water vapor in the air reaches its dew point
b) Cool air rises in low pressure system
c) Warm rises and cool air rises in a high pressure system, the air cools

What causes lightening to take place?
a) A buildup of an electrical charge difference between the top of a cloud
b) A buildup of condensation
c) A buildup of an electrical charge difference between the bottom of a cloud and the earth due to friction

What is lightening?
a) an electrical discharge between a rain and cloud.
b) an electrical dishcarge between the cloud and the ground
c) an electrical current

What causes thunder?
a) Vibrations
b) Vibrations caused be the slow movement of heating
c) Vibrations caused by the rapid heating and cooling of the air by lightening

What scale is used to classify tornado wind speeds?
a) Fujita Scale
b) Richter Scale
c) Weight Scale

There are 3 final steps in the Tornado Cycle, which one is not a step?
a) warmer air moves up and cool air sinks - horizontal spinning of air
b) cool ar moves up and warm air sinks
c) Rising air (low pressure) moves the spinning air to vertical = funnel cloud
d) Funnel cloud becomes tornado when it extends to Earth's surface

What scale do scientists use to classify hurricanes?
a) Saffir-Simpson Scale
b) Simpson Scale
c) Fujita Scale
d) Ricther Scale

In order for a hurricane to form, the ocean waters much reach a temperature of ___F
a) 80
b) 20
c) 40
d) 60

What is the source of energy for the hurricane?
a) Evaporated moisture brings air to the storm
b) Evaporated moisture brings heat energy to the storm
c) Evaporated moisture doesn't bring heat energy to the stom

Holds ozone gas that absorbs harmful UV radiation
a) Stratosphere
b) Troposhpere
c) Mesosphere
d) Ionosphere

Temperature drops as altitude increases
a) Troposhpere
b) Mesosphere and Ionosphere
c) Troposphere and mesosphere
d) Mesosphere

Absoption of short wave and high energy solar radiation
a) Thermosphere
b) Troposhpere
c) Ionosphere
d) Stratopshere

Meteroids enter and burn in this layer
a) Mesosphere and Stratosphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Stratosphere and Sphere
d) Mesosphere

Orgin of weather patters; holds a lot of water vapor
a) Stratosphere
b) Mesosphere
c) Troposhpere
d) ionosphere

Region of charged O2 and N2 molecules
a) Thermosphere
b) Mesosphere
c) Ionosphere
d) Stratosphere

Temperature increases as altitude increases
a) Stratosphere
b) Stratosphere and Thermospshere
c) Thermosphere
d) Ionosphere

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