Save
Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Earth Science

questionanswer
Air mass A large body of air throughout which temperatures and moisture contents are similar
continental polar air mass cold and dry
maritime polar air mass moist and cold
continental tropical air mass warm and dry
maritime tropical air mass moist and warm
cold front the front edge of a moving mass of cold air that pushes beneath warmer air mass wedge
warm front when a warm air mass overtakes a cold air mass
stationary front a front at which air masses move either very slow or not at all
occluded front when a fast moving cold front overtakes a warm front and lifts the warm air off the ground completely
mid-latitude cyclone areas of low pressure that are characterized by rotating wind,which move toward the rising air of the central,low pressure point
anticyclone sinks and slows outward from a center of high pressure
tornado destructive rotating column of air that has very high wind speeds and that is visible as a funnel shaped cloud
lightning during a thunderstorm clouds, discharge electricity in the form of
hurricane a tropical storm with wind speeds of 120 km/h or more that spiral in toward and intense low pressure center
continental polar Canadian air masses generally move: southeasterly
the type of front that forms when two air masses move parallel to the front between them is stationary
type of front that forms when warm air is completely lifted of the ground by cold air occluded
the eye of the hurricane is a region of calm, clean air
in the mature stage of a thunderstorm a cumulus cloud grows until it is a cumulonimbus clouds
What causes lightning? the clouds must have areas that carry distinct electrical charges
the most likely location for hurricane development? over warm tropical ocean, a hurricane begins when warm, moist air over oceans rise rapidly
Created by: 801479
 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards