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What is Precipitation?

 Precipitation is any liquid or frozen water that forms in the atmosphere and falls back to the Earth

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What is Relative Humidity 

The amount of moisture in a parcel of air at a given temperature

100

What kind of current is responsible for the Global Conveyor Belt.

Thermohaline currents 

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Why do we have wind?

Shifting air pressures- high to low 

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How long does it take for the Global Conveyor belt to complete a full loop?

1000 years

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What are 4 elements of weather?

Wind, sunlight, cloud cover, temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, precipitation 

200

Where does the Global Conveyor Belt start? Which direction does it travel?


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200

What is the symbol for a warm front?

Red half circles


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What is latitude? 

Imaginary parallel lines in distance from the equator 

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What kind of front has blue triangles as the symbol on a weather map?

Cold front

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_____________ is the temporary state of the atmosphere over a short period of time. 

Weather

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_________ is the general state of the atmosphere in a place over a long period of time. 

Climate

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How does the ocean affect our climate?

carries warm and cool waters to help distribute heat around the globe.

300

What is altitude? 

The height of an object above sea level. 

300

Explain the difference between weather caused by high pressure compared to weather caused by low pressure.

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400

What kind of clouds are formed during cold fronts and warm fronts?

Cumulonimbus and Stratus clouds 

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Why is the global conveyor belt so important?

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400

What important Maine industry does the Global Conveyor Belt help support.

The Lobster Industry

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Which direction do cold air masses travel? What about warm air masses?

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400

Explain how altitude affect temperature and in turn affect weather conditions

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500

Explain the main difference between weather and climate

Weather is the atmospheric condition over a short period of time and climate is over a long period of time (average weather pattern of 30years)
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What are two factors affecting climate? 

Latitude, altitude and distance from the sea.

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What does thermo and haline mean?

temperature and salt

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What are the three climate zones? 

 Tropical, temperate, and polar

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Explain how latitude affects temperature and in turn affects weather and climate

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