Heat Transfer
Air Pressure
Fronts
Severe Weather
Miscellaneous
100

What type of heat transfer is it when you feel the warmth of the sun when you go outside?

Radiation

100

What does the 'H' and the 'L' stand for on a weather map?

High and Low

100

What is the area called that is the boundary between a cold air mass and a warm air mass?

Front

100

What is it when a change in wind direction and wind speed at high altitudes causes the air to swirl horizontally, and then rising air from the ground causes it to go vertically and create a funnel of destruction?

tornado

100

If your hand is warm and you hold hands with someone who has cold hands, why will their hands start to get warm?

Warm moves towards cold

200

In a lava lamp the wax gets hot and becomes less dense making it rise. It them cools down at the top and falls down because it is more dense. What heat transfer is this?

convection

200

The movement of air from high pressure to low pressure areas is what creates __________.

wind

200

What type of front is this?

warm front

200

What is the name of the cloud that can bring severe storms?

Cumulonimbus

200

The _______ _________ is a narrow band of fast moving wind between 2 air masses that is around 8 miles up in the atmosphere. It can change its path which affect the weather. 

jet stream

300

If you leave a metal spoon in a metal pan which is sitting on a hot burner, what type of heat transfer will make the spoon feel hot if you touch it?

conduction

300

Why does high pressure molecules in the atmosphere move towards low pressure molecules. 

There is more room to spread out. 

300

What type of front is it where cold air bulldozes the warm air and creates tall clouds that bring storms?

Cold Front

300

A _______ ________ is when within hours during heavy rains, rivers overflow with little warning.

flash flood

300

What type of clouds (cumulus, stratus, cirrus) matches these descriptions?

A. Puffy and white

B. feathery and curly looking, made of ice crystals

C. layered or looks like a blanket in the sky

A. cumulus

B. cirrus

C. stratus

400

What heat transfer is it where molecules vibrate as they are heated and touch other molecules making them vibrate faster?

conduction

400

If high pressure means cold particles are pushing harder down on the atmosphere, how can that mean clear skies?

If cold particles are pushing down, then there are not any warm particles rising up and creating clouds. 

400

What type of front is it where warm air gently slides over the cold air and can bring steady rains followed by warmer weather. 

warm front

400

____________ gather heat and energy from evaporating warm ocean water. In the northern hemisphere they rotate counter clockwise around the eye of the storm. When they hit land they bring heavy rain and strong, damaging winds

Hurricane

400

Why are air masses around the equator warmer than the areas around the poles which creates different types of wind in certain areas?

The sun hits the equator areas more directly since it bulges out in that area. 

500

What heat transfer is it where warm air molecules rise because they are less dense, and then as they rise they cool down and become more dense making them fall? 

convection

500

Explain why low pressure systems usually mean rain will be possible?

When warm air molecules rise they can condense into clouds which can bring rain. 

500

How can we tell which way the fronts are moving?

We can tell by the direction the symbols are going.

500

Why would a drought be considered severe weather in Colorado? (What happened a lot this summer?)

Droughts can weaken the trees which invite disease and bugs. This in turn can fuel forest fires!

500

What causes the Coriolis Effect? (water and air currents circulate in different directions in the northern and southern hemispheres)

the rotation of the Earth

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