Clouds
Atmosphere
Wind
Climate
Land and Water
100

What are clouds made of?

Condensed water particles

100

What are the TWO most abundant chemicals in the atmosphere?

Nitrogen and Oxygen

100

Why do winds not flow in a STRAIGHT line?

The earth rotates on its axis.

100

Pressure always flows from ____ to _____ pressure.

high to low

100

Which heats and cools faster: Land or Water?

Land

200

Name 3 types of clouds

What is cumulous, stratus and cirrus

200

Which trace gas is the most abundant and can contribute most to global warming?

Carbon Dioxide

200

Warm air rises at the ______ and sinks at the _______.

equator; poles

200

Moderate temperatures are characteristics of what climate zone?

temperate

200

During the day, the land heats up _______  the water, so a breeze will blow from the sea to the land, called a sea breeze.

faster than
300

What type of cloud is wispy and feathery

What is cirrus

300

The ___ contains most of the ozone of the atmosphere.

stratosphere

300

Warm air rises at the ______ and sinks at the _______.




equator; poles

300

What is the relationship between temperature and latitude?

The lower the latitude, the warmer the region becomes. The higher the latitude, the colder the area becomes. The relationship is inverse (opposite).

300

What area of Earth experiences the least amount of temperature variation or change during a year?

areas near water

400

what type of cloud appears as a blanket covering the sky?

What is Stratus

400

Which layer of the atmosphere is the hottest, yet feels the coldest to us?

Thermosphere

400

In what direction (N,S,W,E) would an object in Earth's atmosphere be deflected as a result of Earth's rotation in the Southern Hemisphere?

East

400

What are FOUR of the SIX factors of weather?

temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, precipitation and cloudiness

400

Which city, Bismark, North Dakota or Seattle, Washington would have a HIGHER difference between day and night temperatures?

Bismark

500

Which clouds do you make shapes out of on a SUNNY day?

cumulous

500

List the layers of the atmosphere from the bottom to the top.

Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere

500

Describe the two reason why wind blows on our Earth. (two reasons for the Coriolis effect)

Unequal heating of the air particles (high pressure vs. low pressure) and the rotation of Earth on its axis.

500

Finish the Sioux City weather ball slogan:
Red as fire – the temperature is going _______. 

Blue – colder weather will ________.                 White – precipitation is in ______.                     Green – forecast says no change in ______.

Higher; ensue; site; sceen

500
Compare the climate of a city near land vs. a city near water. EXPLAIN which city would have a larger temperature difference between day and night.

The city near land would have a larger temperature difference from day to night and the city near water would have less of a temperature difference from day to night.

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