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Weather and Climate

Science- Chapter 9

QuestionAnswer
when Earth's amount of energy gained balances the energy lost radiative balance
an unmoving front where a cold air mass and a warm air mass meet stationary front
a boundary between air masses with different temperatures front
a large region of the atmosphere where the air has similar properties air mass
the ability of the atmosphere to let in sunlight but to not let heat escape greenhouse effect
a large, swirling storm with very low pressure at the center hurricane
a violent storm that moves across the ground in a narrow path tornado
the average weather patter of a region climate
a boundary where warm air moves in over a cold air mass warm front
a great rise of the sea along the shore storm surge
A short, heavy rain followed by clear skies and cooler weather is produced by what type of front? cold front
Where do most tornadoes occur? Midwest and South
A short, heavy rain followed by clear skies and cooler weather is produced by what type of front? cold front
Where do most tornadoes occur? Midwest and South
What is the temperate zone known for? plentiful precipitation
What is the main greenhouse gas? carbon dioxide
When a cool air mass and a warm air mass meet and stay over an area for days without moving, this is called_______________? stationary front
A hurricane can cause sea levels to rise because the air pressure under the hurricane is __________________. lower
A balance between energy lost and energy gained is called? radiative balance
Earth get its heat from the ____________________. sun
Statistical weather forecasts are based on ______________________. weather patterns
Created by: Rjohnson11