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State of the atmosphere at a particular time and place.
a) weather
b) climate
c) degree
d) temperature

The weather conditions that are characteristic of a region or a particular place over a long period of time.
a) weather
b) climate
c) degree
d) atmopshere

The amount of water in the air.
a) water cycle
b) condensation
c) humidity
d) evaporation

People in the United States usually use the ____________ scale to measure temperature
a) Celsius
b) Fahrenheit
c) temperature
d) degree

What current causes fog when warm air blows over it.
a) gulf stream
b) Labrador
c) northeasterly current
d) global current

Warmer air can hold ______________ water vapor than __________ air can.
a) more;calmer
b) more:warmer
c) more;cooler
d) more:less

The form of energy that transfers because of temperature differences.
a) radiation
b) convection
c) temperture
d) heat

All scientist us the ________ scale to measure temperature
a) Fahrenheit
b) Celsius
c) degree
d) temperature

Explain what happens to the sun's heat when it reaches Earth?
a) reflected
b) absorbed
c) reflected or absconded
d) reflected or absorbed

Name three factors that can cause a vortex in the atmosphere?
a) uneven heating of the earth's surface
b) force of gravity
c) rotation of the Earth
d) all the above

A scientist that studies the Earth's Atmosphere monitors studies and forecasts the weather
a) seismologist
b) meteologist
c) vocanologist
d) geologist

A ________________ is the movement of liquids or gases in a spiral around a central axis
a) convection
b) air pressure
c) vortex
d) heat

What do currents have a strong effect on?
a) wind
b) global climate
c) atmosphere
d) temperature

An instrument used to measure humdity?
a) anenometer
b) psychrometer
c) wind vane
d) barometer

An instrument used to measure wind speed.
a) anenometer
b) psychrometer
c) barometer
d) wind Vane

An instrument used to measure air pressure
a) anenometer
b) psychrometer
c) wind vane
d) barometer

The transfer of energy by direct contact
a) convection
b) radiation
c) conduction
d) heat

The transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves, the two objects do not touch.
a) radiation
b) convection
c) conduction
d) heat

a circular movement caused when materials is heated expands and rises then cools of and fall
a) radiation
b) conduction
c) heat
d) convection

What is flowing northward along the East Coast of the united states
a) Ocean Currents
b) Gulfstream
c) Northeasterly
d) Gulfcurrent

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