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Describe the temperature and humidity of a continental tropical air mass Continental = Dry, Tropical = Hot/warm

Continental = Dry, Tropical = Hot/warm

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Satellites can be found in this layer of the atmosphere

Exosphere (outermost layer) 

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This is what CAUSES wind

A change in air pressure

100

This weather tool measures the average precipitation in an area?

Rain Gauge

100

Isobars are lines on a map that connect equal ______. 

Pressures

200

These are lines on a map that connect the same temperatures

Isotherms

200

DAILY DOUBLE: This type of weather map uses colors to show the intensity of weather

Radar or Doplar Radar

200

From what direction do the Southeast Trade winds come from?

The Southeast

200

This weather tool measures temperature

Thermometer

200

Describe the temperature and humidity of a maritime polar air mass?

Maritime = moist, Polar = cold 

300

Name all 3 climate zones

Polar (cold climate), tropical (hot climate), temperate (mild climate)

300

Pressure always from from.... 

high pressure to low pressure

300

From what direction do the Northeast Trade Winds come from?

Northeast

300

This tool measures air pressure

Barometer

300

a current caused by the rising of heated fluid and sinking of cooled fluid

convection current

400

Name a specific type of quantitative data that meteorologists use to make their forecasts.

temperature, pressure, time/duration, amount of precipitation...

400

This type of map shows cloud patterns and movement. It is like you are looking down on Earth. 

Satellite Images 

400

From what direction do the Polar Easterlies come from?Northeast or Southeast

Northeast or Southeast

400

This tool measures the amount of water in the air 

Hygrometer or a Sling Psychrometer

400

DAILY DOUBLE: Airplanes ride on this fast moving ribbon of air to help them go faster and conserve fuel. 

Jet Stream

500

The East Australian Current (EAC) from Finding Nemo is an example of this.

Gulf Stream

500

higher air density is associated with what kind of air pressure? 

high pressure 

Remember: The air particles are really packed together and pushing against each other

500

From what direction do the Westerlies come from?

The west

500

These two weather instruments are often found together on the same pole because they both measure wind

Anemometer (speed) and weather vane (direction)

500

Name a specific type of qualitative data that meteorologists use to make their forecasts.

Cloud types, wind directions, movement of a storm, type of precipitation... 

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