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The rate of evaporation _____ when relative humidity is high.
a) increases
b) decreases
c) remains the same

What kind of cloud is made of ice crystals?
a) cumulus
b) cirrus
c) stratus
d) cumulonimbus

T or F Clouds form under conditions of high pressure.
a) True
b) False

What energy fuels movement of air and water?
a) Energy from decaying uranium
b) hydroelectric energy
c) solar energy

What factor(s) determine(s) density of ocean water?
a) temperature and salinity
b) temperature
c) splashiness of the water
d) all ocean water has the same density

_____ is the horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.
a) deep ocean currents
b) Coriolis Effect
c) wind
d) tsunami

_____ is a device that measures air pressure
a) barometer
b) thermometer
c) ananometer
d) waether vane

_____ is a complex weather pattern caused by extreme temperature variations in the Pacific Ocean
a) barometric pressure
b) Coriolic Effect
c) Newton's 3rd Law
d) El Nino

Deep ocean currents are caused by
a) density differences
b) wind
c) gravitational pull of the moon
d) radioactive decay

The ____ causes winds and currents in the Northern Hemisphere to curve to the right.
a) temperature gradients
b) Fujita Scale
c) Coriolis Effect
d) electromagnetic gradients

Surface waves are driven mainly by
a) gravitational pull of the moon
b) density differences
c) Fujita Scale
d) winds

What causes tides?
a) whale migration
b) density variations in warm water
c) gravitation pull of the moon
d) strong trade winds

When molecules slow down, the density usually___
a) increases
b) decreases
c) remains the same

Which major wind pattern moves air across the midwest?
a) trade winds
b) polar easterlies
c) doldrums
d) prevailing westerlies

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