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A percent that indicates how much water vapor is in the air on any given day.
a) humidity
b) air mass
c) low pressure
d) high pressure

A warm air mass takes over a colder air mass.
a) warm front
b) cold front
c) occluded front
d) stationary front

A warm front is what color on the weather map?
a) red
b) blue
c) red and blue
d) purple

Areas of less dense, warm air that is forced upward, usually resulting in bad weather.
a) low pressure system
b) high pressure system
c) humidity
d) air mass

Refers to the state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place.
a) weather
b) rain
c) front
d) humidity

A ______ front has little or no movement.
a) stationary
b) cold
c) warm
d) occluded

To keep track of high and low pressure areas, weather maps are drawn with lines connecting points of equal air pressure. These lines are called?
a) isobars
b) fronts
c) therms
d) squiggles

Which direction does a stationary front move?
a) it does not move
b) east
c) west
d) south

Which kind of front may form when cool air, cold air, and warm air meet?
a) occluded
b) warm
c) cold
d) stationary

In the 1920's, the term to describe the boundary between 2 different air masses got its name because this area was similar to the area where two opposing armies fought during a war. Eventually, one side advances, pushing the other out of the way.
a) fronts
b) clouds
c) isobars
d) precipitation

High pressure means good weather because _______?
a) the air masses sink, making it difficult for clouds to form
b) the air masses rise
c) clouds are blown away by wind
d) none of the above

Areas of low pressure usually have?
a) cloudy and bad weather
b) good clear weather
c) descending air
d) none of the above

Violent storms, such as thunderstorms, generally form along?
a) cold fronts
b) occluded fronts
c) warm fronts
d) stationary fronts

Which of the following is often found along a front?
a) storms and precipitation
b) sunny skies
c) very strong winds
d) clear weather

Air masses are described based on two factors. Which of the flooding lists the characteristics of air masses?
a) temperature and moisture of air masses
b) moisture and size of air masses
c) size and depth of air masses
d) size and temperature of air masses

A ________ is a large body of air that has the same properties as the Earth's surface over which it developed.
a) air mass
b) cloud
c) tornado
d) front

What color would a cold front appear on a weather map?
a) blue
b) red
c) purple
d) red and blue

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. What temperature air has the ability to hold the most moisture. Think about when it is most humid, in the winter or the summer.
a) warm air
b) cold air
c) moist air
d) dry air

The boundary between cold and warm air masses is called?
a) front
b) air mass
c) climate
d) flood

When water droplets in a cloud combine, become to heavy, and fall to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or hail, we are experiencing?
a) precipitation
b) evaporation
c) condensation
d) transpiration

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