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Science Exam

From Earth Science book and Science Spectrum book

What is the Green House Effect? The process in which the atmosphere traps infrared rays over the earth's surface.
What is a barometer? An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure.
What is a jet stream? Upper westerly winds.
What is ozone? Form of atmospheric oxygen that has three atoms per molecule.
What is a temperature inversion? Atmospheric condition in which warm air traps cooler air near the earth's surface.
What are the horse latitudes? subtropical high-pressure belt of air, around 30 degrees latitude.
What are the four types of fog? Advection fog, radiation fog, upslope fog and steam fog.
What are the three types of clouds? Cirrus clouds, cumulus clouds, and stratus clouds.
What is dew point? The temperature at which the air must be cooled to reach saturation.
What is specific humidity? The actual amount of moisture in the air.
What is relative humidity? A ratio of the amount of moisture in the air.
What is frost? solid ice crystals of water formed when the dew point falls below the freezing temperature of water.
What is glaze ice? Thick layer of sheet ice formed when water freezes as it contacts a surface.
What is hail? Type of precipitation in the form of lumps of ice.
What is air mass? A large body of air one with uniform temperature and moisture content.
What is a bimetal thermometer? A thermometer with two different types of metal one bends as it warms and will straighten when cooled.
What is a isobar? Connect points of equal atmospheric pressure.
What is a cold front? When cold air overtakes warm air.
What is a warm front? When warm air overtakes cold air.
What is a thunder storm? A storm accompanied by thunder, lighting, and strong winds.
What are all the climates in the USA. middle-latitude climate, and, tropical dessert climate
Created by: cspades16