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P Science Test #7

P Science Quiz #7

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The point at which the earth is farthest from the sun. Aphelion
The point at which the earth is closest to the sun. Perihelion
Imaginary lines that run north and south across the earth. Lines of Longitude
Imaginary lines that run east and west across the earth. Lines of Latitude
The condition of the atmosphere at any given time. Weather
Condition that prevails daily. Climate
What are the 3 main factors that effect earth's weather. 1. Thermal energy, 2. Uneven distribution of thermal energy, 3. Water vapor in the atmosphere.
Prefix for a cloud that is full of water. Nimbo
Suffix for a cloud that is full of water. Nimbus
Incoming Solar Radiation/ Light from the sun. Insolation
What prefix means higher than normal clouds? Alto
Understand Fig. 7.3 and surrounding pages. LOOK IN BOOK!!!
What is the longest day if the year? Summer solstice
Explain why it's still summer when the earth is closest to the sun.
Understand that the directions are opposite of longitude and latitude.
Understand Coriolis effect.
What 2 factors shape global winds? Temperature change, Coriolis effect
What causes wind in certain regions to be changed? Local winds
What are the 3 basic types of air masses? Arctic, polar, tropical
What are the different air masses? Arctic, polar continental, polar maritime, tropical continental, tropical maritime Dry=continental/Wet=maritime
What are the 4 different types of weather fronts? Warm, cccold, stationary, occluded.
Understand the formation of fronts. VERY IMPORTANT!!!
Understand cloud packet. VERY IMPORTANT!!!
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