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Chapter 8

What materials are NOT insulators? metals and water (liquids)
A continental polar air mass will be dry and cold
The food that you eat is a form of what type of energy? chemical energy
Where do cold water currents generally begin? near the poles
Water vapor enters the atmosphere by what process? evaporation
The apparent curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to the Earth’s rotation. Coriolis Effect
The density of ocean water increases when it it gets colder
Any form of water that falls from clouds is called precipitation
The farther you live from an ocean, the more likely your climate will be a continental climate
The sun’s rays are least direct near the poles
Water that falls to Earth as rain, sleet, snow, or hail is called what? precipitation
A large stream of moving water that flows through the oceans. Current
Created by: powellc