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Global Wind
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What process of the water cycle forms clouds?

Condensation

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What causes local winds?

Local geographic features (mountains, shoreline, etc.)

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What is it called where two air masses meet?

Front

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What tool measures air pressure?

Barometer.

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The Earth's rotation causing wind to curve is called the?

Coriolis Effect

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What powers the water cycle?

Sun

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What direction does a land breeze blow? During the day or night?

From land to sea. It occurs at night.

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A curved line with red half circles on it is the symbol for a ?

Warm front

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What is the force that pushes on air molecules?

Air pressure?

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The global wind that affects the weather in the U.S.

Prevailing westerlies.

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Rain, sleet, snow, and hail are examples of?

Precipitation

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What direction does a sea breeze blow. Does a sea breeze occur during the day or night?

From the sea to land. During the day.

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The weather forecast indicates that the weather will be turning cold very quickly with the chance of a tornado. What type of front would cause this?

Cold front.

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Differences in air pressure would cause what?

Wind.

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What global winds did sailors use for direction to sell goods?

Trade winds

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What do the words maritime, continental, polar, and tropical mean?

Wet (humid), dry, cold, and warm.

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Mountain and Valley breeze are caused by?

Differences in temperature and elevation.

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This type of front brings many days of cloudy, wet weather.

Stationary front.

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The condition of the atmosphere at a particular place and time

Weather

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What direction does the Polar Easterlies blow?

East to West

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This cloud is large, dark and high in the sky. It is associated with bad weather such as thunderstorms.

Cumulonimbus

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What causes differences in air pressure around the world?

Warm air rises at the equator (low pressure). Cold air sinks at the poles (high pressure).

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Warm air mass meets and rises above cold air masses during this kind of front

Warm front.

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A large body of air with similar temperature, humidity and air pressure that forms over land or water.

Air mass

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Narrow bands of winds at the top of the troposphere and the bottom of the stratosphere that can reach high wind speeds of 400km/hr are?

Jet stream

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