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Cubangbang #120903

Cubangbang's 8th Ch. 11 Atmosphere Stack #120903

Ch. 11 DefinitionCh. 11 Vocab
Which type of front involves two air masses where an exisiting air mass rises to make way for the incoming air mass? Cold front
The weather in your area stays virtually the same for entire week. What kind of front probably exists beteen nearby air masses? Stationary front
A type of mountain breeze Fall wind
Breeze caused by land absorbing the sun's energy more rapidly than land. Sea breezes
The global winds that drive weather in most of the continental US are Prevailing westerlies
Not associated with a single cumulonimbus cloud Hurricane
If the time between a lightning flash and the sound of thunder is 3 seconds, how far has the sound traveled? 1 km or 0.6 miles
Which kind of violent storm has the greatest wind speed? Tornado
Not associated with tornadoes Saffir-Simpson scale
Front formed when a warm air mass is trapped between two colliding colder air masses occluded front
Winds that seasonally reverse direction, particularly in Southeast Asia Monsoon
Air generally moves from regions of higher pressure regions to regions of lower pressure
The air within a cyclonic system in Northern Hemisphere moves counterclockwise
Winds tend to curve over great distances because of this Coriolosis effect
High altitude winds that move in paths parallel to isobars Geostrophic winds
An air mass associated with an anticyclone would tend to have Cooler temperatures and Lower humidity
Three types of storms discussed in the text thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes
Greatest destructive effects found in tornadoes Horizontal wind & updraft
A large body of air that has fairly uniform conditions Air mass
The boundary between two air masses Front
Occurs when warmer air mass is replacing colder air mass Warm front
A line of violent thunderstorms Squall line
Occurs between the doldrums and the horse latitudes Trade winds
A low pressure belt located in the region of the equator Doldrums
Often has an anvil shaped top Thunderhead
Cloud-to-ground or cloud-to-cloud electrical discharge Lightning
Most interactions among air masses cause Precipitation
The Coriolosis effect increases when? as latitude increases
If there is no wind then there air experiences none of this. Coriolosis effect
Pressure in the eye of is lower than in the outer part of the hurricane. True
In Japan, hurricanes are called Typhoons
There are no significant global wind patterns where at the poles
Created by: jcubangbang