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A(n) ____ is a large body of air that has the same properties as the Earth's surface over which it develops.
a) Air Mass
b) Fronts
c) Clouds

____ humidity is a measure of the amount of water vapor that air is holding compared to the amount needed for saturation at a specific temperature
a) Relative
b) Partial
c) Total

The boundary between cold and warm air masses is called a ____.
a) Storm
b) Front
c) Climate
d) Line of srimmage

When air contains as much moisture as possible at a specific temperature, it is ____.
a) at its dew point
b) saturated
c) raining

High, thin, white, feathery clouds containing ice crystals are usually associated with fair weather, but they can also indicate approaching storms. These clouds are called ____ clouds.
a) Cirrus
b) Cumulus
c) Stratus

The interaction of air, water, and ____ causes weather.
a) Sun
b) Humidity
c) Wind

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) isobars
b) isotherms
c) fronts

Clouds form as warm air rises, expands, cools, and becomes saturated, and then ____ condense(s) into tiny drops, which collect.
a) water vapor
b) snowflakes
c) snow

High pressure means good weather because ____.
a) clouds are blown away by wind
b) the air masses sink, making it difficult for clouds to form
c) the air masses rise

Heat from the sun reaches you by
a) convection
b) conduction
c) radiation

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