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Large sections of the earth with same temperature and humidity
a) tornado
b) winter storm
c) cold front
d) air mass

Warm air mass overtakes cold air mass
a) warm front
b) cold front
c) occluded front
d) stationary front

Cold air mass overtakes warm air mass
a) warm front
b) cold front
c) stationary front
d) occluded front

Large, tropical cyclone with heavy rains and winds
a) tornado
b) thunderstorm
c) hurricane
d) cold front

Boundary between two air masses not moving in relation to each other
a) warm front
b) stationary front
c) occluded front
d) cold front

Along a cold front, the warmer, less dense air
a) rises over the colder air.
b) is trapped by the land.
c) cannot move the cold air.
d) is pushed up by cold air.

At the seashore late in the afternoon on a hot, sunny day, a person often feels a strong breeze coming in from the ocean. Which of the following is the reason for the breeze?
a) The pounding waves generate air currents.
b) There are no clouds to block the wind coming in from the ocean.
c) The land warms up faster than does the water, so air moves toward the land.
d) The land is cooler than the sea, causing a land breeze.

When the jet stream moves south, how will the weather change?
a) It gets warmer
b) It snows everywhere
c) It rains a lot.
d) It gets cooler.

As a hurricane comes ashore and moves over land, it gets
a) stronger because the air temperature warms.
b) weaker because the air temperature cools.
c) weaker because the air temperature warms.
d) stronger because the air temperature cools

The most important way that surface ocean currents affect climate is by
a) absorbing moisture from the air.
b) changing the direction of global wind patterns
c) Bringing cold water to warm areas and warm water to cold areas.
d) reflecting sunlight back into space.

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