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Ocean&Weather System

8th grade ocean and weather systems review

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Convection in the atmosphere is caused by? The uneven heating of Earth' surface by the sun
What is a sea breeze? Air on the land heats up fast and rises causing cool air from the sea to move in as a breeze.
What is a land breeze? Air above the sea is warmed and rises causing cool air from the land to move in as a breeze.
How do warm fluid molecules move? Molecules move quickly, expand, become less dense and rise.
How do cool fluid molecules move? Molecules move slowly, contract, become more dense and sink.
At which location on Earth receives the most amount of radiant energy? The equator
At which location on Earth receives the least amount of radiant energy? The poles
Which front is represented by half circles? Symbol for a warm front
Which front is represented by triangles? Symbol for a cold front
Which front is represented by half circles and triangles going the opposite way? Symbol for a stationary front
Which front is represented by half circles and triangles going the same way? Symbol for a occluded front
Which front is associated with temperature drops and increased precipitation? cold front
How are forecasters able to better predict weather accurately including hurricane paths? use of satellite images from space
Hurricanes only form over... warm water at the equator
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