Weather! Ch. 6 Question Preview (ID: 43442)


All About Weather.

the pressure that a column of air exerts on the air or surface below it
a) air pressure
b) font
c) dew point
d) humidity

temperature at which air near the ground becomes fully saturated with water
a) air pressure
b) dew point
c) humidity
d) precipitation

amount of water vapor in the air
a) air pressure
b) dew point
c) humidity
d) precipitation

water, in liquid or solid form, that falls from the atmosphere
a) air pressure
b) dew point
c) humidity
d) precipitation

amount of water vapor present in the air relative to the maximum amount of water vapor the air can contain at that temperature
a) relative humidity
b) humidity
c) precipitation
d) dew point

atmospheric conditions of a certain place at a certain time
a) climate
b) weather
c) variable
d) precipitation

large body of air with distinct temperature and moisture characteristics
a) air mass
b) front
c) high pressure
d) low pressure

boundary between two air masses
a) air mass
b) front
c) high pressure
d) low pressure

large body of circulating air that rotates CLOCKWISE, air in center pushes down/out
a) front
b) air mass
c) high pressure
d) low pressure

large body of circulating air that rotates COUNTER CLOCKWISE, air in center goes up/in
a) air mass
b) front
c) high pressure
d) low pressure

shown with blue triangles pointing TOWARDS where front is moving
a) cold front
b) warm
c) stationary
d) occluded

front shown with RED half 'suns/circles' pointed towards where moving
a) warm
b) cold
c) stationary
d) occluded

mix of red and blue on opposite sides of line
a) warm
b) cold
c) stationary
d) occluded

mix of half circles/triangles on SAME side of line, sometimes purple in color
a) warm
b) cold
c) stationary
d) occluded

line of equal PRESSURE
a) isotherm
b) isobar
c) warm front
d) cold front

line of equal TEMP
a) isobar
b) isotherm
c) high pressure
d) low pressure

describes wind, temperature, and humidity conditions above Earth’s surface
a) computer model
b) Doppler radar
c) surface report
d) upper-air report

describes a set of weather measurements made on Earth’s surface
a) computer model
b) Doppler radar
c) surface report
d) upper-air report

specialized radar that can detect precipitation and movement of small particles and can approximate wind speed
a) computer model
b) Doppler radar
c) surface report
d) upper-air report

like a snapchat of the weather at the surface showing us a TON of weather info
a) station model
b) computer model
c) surface report
d) upper-air report

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