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Causes of Weather

Study Aid for the "Weather" Test

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Name the layers of the atmosphere from closest to the earth to farthest out. troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, exosphere
Name the layers of the atmosphere from farthest out to closest to the earth. exosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere
What is the "ocean of air" surrounding the earth called? atmosphere
In which layer of the atmosphere does all weather occur? troposphere
What conditions of the troposphere are measured to determine the weather? air temperature, air humidity, and air pressure, wind direction and speed
What word is used to describe the condition of the troposphere at a specific time in a specific place? weather
What type of air pressure is associated with fair weather? high
What type of air pressure is associated with stormy weather? low
Name the types of hazardous weather from your notes. tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, blizzards, nor'easters
Which layer of the atmosphere contains the ozone? stratosphere
Which layer of the atmosphere is where meteors burn up? mesosphere
Which layer of the atmosphere is where the last of air blends into outer space? exosphere
Which layer of the atmosphere is where auroras and satellites are? thermosphere
In which layer of the atmosphere to we live? troposphere
What instrument measures air temperature thermometer
What instrument measures air pressure? barometer
What instrument measures wind speed? anemometer
What instrument determines wind direction? wind vane
What instrument measures humidity? hygrometer
What type of announcement means the conditions are good for possible hazardous weather? watch
What type of announcement means hazardous weather is occurring? warning
What should you do if you hear thunder or see lightning? Get out of fields and water, move indoors, stay off electronics that are plugged in
What should you do if there's a tornado warning? Get out of vehicles, move to the lowest place in a building, stay away from windows, cover yourself
What should you have in an emergency kit for hazardous weather? battery powered flashlight and radio, first aid kit, blankets, whistle, cash, bottled water, canned/nonperishable food and a can opener, personal hygiene items
Created by: ekeilen