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Mrs.Deringer WEATHER

air masses, pressure, fronts

QuestionAnswer
True or False? The sun heats the air. False.
One reason it is warmer in the summer than in the winter because _______________. there are more hours of daylight.
Why do people get cooled off by going swimming on a summer day? The water temperature is cooler than the air temperature.
The instrument you use to measure air temperature is called __________ thermometer
The instrument you use to measure air pressure is called __________ barometer
The instrument you use to measure the wind's direction is called a __________ wind vane
The instrument you use to measure the wind's speed is called __________ anemometer
Warm air is lighter than cold air because ______________________. Warm air is less dense than cold. The warmer the air, the further apart the molecules
The instrument you use to measure the amount of rain that has fallen is called __________ rain gauge
The instrument you use to measure the amount of humidity in the air is called __________ hygrometer
The amount of water or moisture in the air is called ________________ humidity
What time of day is the air temperature usually its highest? (morning, noon, sunset) noon
True or False? A white surface will heat up faster then a black surface. False.
True or False? On Earth the land heats up faster than the water. True
True of False? Direct sunlight hitting the Earth's surface causes higher temperatures than indirect sunlight? True.
One reason why the Earth's surface doesn't heat evenly is because ___________________ the sunlight hits the Earth at different angles.
Another reason why the Earth's surface doesn't heat evenly is because ___________________ different surfaces on Earth heat up at different rates.
The pressing down of air is called ________________ air pressure
The higher you go above Earth, air pressure gets ____________ (lower OR higher) lower
Air pressure would be highest at the ____________ (top of a mountain OR in front of your house) top of a mountain
Air pressure would be lowest at the ____________ (top of a mountain OR in front of your house) in front of your house
Two characteristics of a low pressure area are ____________(warmer OR colder) temperature and __________ (rising or sinking) air . warmer and rising
Two characteristics of a high pressure area are ____________(warmer OR colder) temperature and __________ (rising or sinking) air . colder and sinking
Air moves from _____ pressure to ___________ pressure. high, low
The air pressure is higher on Earth's surface because there is __________(less or more) air presses down on you. more
The air pressure is lower above the Earth's surface because there is __________(less or more) air presses down on you. less
Low clouds that form flat wide layers are called ____________ clouds stratus
Dome shaped clouds with flat bottoms are called ______________ clouds. cumulus
Clouds that are high in the sky and look like feathers are called ________________ clouds cirrus
The type of clouds that mean warm air is on its way are called _____________ clouds cirrus
The type of cloud that bring fair weather are called ____________ clouds. cumulus
The type of cloud that bring rain or snow are called ____________ clouds. stratus
A kind of cloud that forms close to the ground is called ____________ fog
Moisture that falls to the ground is called _______________ precipitation
When moisture rises up into the air it is called _____________ evaporation
When moisture in the air gets cooled and clouds form it is called ______________ condensation
An air mass is a large body of air that has the same ____________ and _______________ throughout. temperature and humidity
Air masses in the US move from ____________ to ______________ west to east
The line where two air masses meet is called a _____________ front
A __________ front brings snow storms or thunderstorms. cold
A __________ front brings light rain or snow. warm
A prediction of what the weather might be is called a _______________ forecast
A person who predicts and studies the weather is called a ___________________ meteorologist
Created by: sderinger on 2011-01-17



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