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Atmosphere & Weather

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The layer of the atmosphere where all the weather happens is the called the Troposphere
The very outer layer of the atmosphere that borders on outer space is called the Exosphere
THe middles layer of the atmosphere where most meteoroids burn up is called the Mesosphere
The thin layer of the atmosphere that protects the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation is called the Ozone
The layer of the atmosphere where radio signals are bounced off of is called the Ionosphere
Air pressure in the upper parts of the atmosphere is____ air pressure near the ground less than
A Sling psychrometer has how many thermometers? two
Relative humidity is a measure of how many water vapor the air can hold compared to ____ how much it it actually holding
Cool air can hold ________ water vapor than warm air. less
When water us turned into a gas and absorbed into the air, it is called ____. evaporation
Low pressure systems usualy bring ____ clouds and precipitaion
High pressure systems usually bring ______. clear skies and dry conditions
A transfer of heat where there is no direct contact between surfaces is called ____. radiation
A transfer of heat where there is no direct contact between surfaces is called _____. (Hint: The handle on a metal pot) conduction
A transfer of heat in liquids and gasses that creates currebts called _____. convection
TRUE OR FALSEAn air mass is a large body of air that has the same temperature, pressure, and humidity True
TRUE OR FALSEChanges in weather usually happen when different air masses meet. True
TRUE OR FALSEA meteorologist gathers information about meteors and stars False
TRUE OR FALSEThe border between 2 air masses is called a front True
Warm and cold air mix easily False
Thermometer Measures the temperature of something
Anemometer Measures wind speed
Sling psychrometer Measures relative humidity
Barometer Tells what the air pressure is in millibars
Wind vane Tells which direction wind is blowing
What would bright blue skies be caused by? High or low pressure systems. High
What would rainstorms with high winds be caused by? High or low pressure systems. Low
What would crisp, cold sunny winter days be caused by? High or low pressure systems. High
What would five inches of snowfall be caused by? High or low pressure systems. Low
What would a hurricane be caused by? High or low pressure systems. Low
In the water cycle what goes first? Evaporation
In the water cycle what should go second? Condensation
In the water cycle what should go third? Precipitation
In the water cycle what should go forth? Collection
What do isobars on a map indicate? Same air pressure
What symbol represents a cold front? blue line with blue triangles
What symbol represents a warm front? red line with red half circles
Created by: *CoUrTnEy*