Climate & Weather
Water Cycle
Ocean Currents
Air Currents
Weather Disasters
100
It rained in D.C. last week.
Weather
100
Describe evaporation.
Liquid water turns into water vapor and rises into the atmosphere
100
Ocean currents move in (similar/opposite) directions in the northern and southern hemispheres.
Opposite
100
Describe how air pressure affects the movement of the atoms that make up the air.
High pressure always moves toward low pressure.
100
Describe the conditions that may cause a flood.
Abnormally high amounts of rain
200
It gets much warmer and more humid close to the Equator.
Climate
200
Describe precipitation.
Liquid water in clouds becomes too heavy and falls down as rain or snow
200
Wind currents affect (all/deep/surface) ocean currents.
Surface
200
How does air temperature affect air pressure?
Higher temp, lower pressure/colder temp, higher pressure
200
Describe the conditions that may cause a drought.
Wind currents blow rain clouds away and a place gets much less rain than usual
300
It is supposed to be sunny and warm this weekend.
Weather
300
Describe condensation.
Water vapor (gas) cools down and turns back into liquid water.
300
Deeper ocean currents are affected by...(two things)
Temperature & salinity
300
How does air pressure generally affect weather conditions?
Higher pressure, nicer weather/lower pressure, rainier & stormier
300
Describe the conditions that can cause a tornado.
Warm air & cool air collide
400
A forest fire destroyed several towns in California last year.
Weather
400
What two things can happen to precipitation after it falls?
Runoff, groundwater
400
Describe what would happen if a cold ocean current met a warm ocean current.
The cold ocean current would slide below the warm current.
400
How does latitude affect air temperature?
Higher latitude, lower temperature/lower latitude, higher temperature
400
Describe the conditions that can lead to a hurricane.
Low-pressure area over an ocean, high-pressure air rushes towards it
500
It rains a lot in London.
Climate
500
Describe transpiration.
Water evaporates directly from plants.
500
Describe what would happen if a high-salinity ocean current met a low-salinity ocean current.
The high-salinity current would sink below the low-salinity current.
500
How does altitude affect air pressure AND air temperature?
Higher altitude, lower pressure, lower temperature/lower altitude, higher pressure, higher temperature
500
Describe the conditions that can cause a forest fire.
Drought, human causes
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