Atmosphere
Weather vs Climate
Storms/Winds
Fronts/Masses
Air Quality
100

What layer of the atmosphere do we live in?

Troposphere

100

Define Weather.

the conditions outside at a particular place and time. Sunshine, clouds, temperature, and rain are some of the changing conditions that make up the weather.

100
This type of storm happens when a typically dry area of land is submerged by water.

Flood

100

A continental air mass is going to be _______ because it formed over land.

dry

100

Define Pollutant.

Any substance that makes the air dirty or unsafe.

200

This layer of the atmosphere is where meteors burn up while heading towards Earth.

Mesosphere

200

Define Climate.

average measurements of temperature, wind, humidity, snow, and rain in a place over the course of years. Climate is like the weather, but over a long time.

200

The average thunderstorm has a diameter of ________.

15 miles

200

A polar air mass is going to be _________.

Cold

200
Name something that releases Chlorofluorocarbons into the air.

soaps, cleaners, etc.

300

This is the hottest layer of the atmosphere.

Thermosphere

300

Is the following statement a weather statement or a climate statement? 

"Tomorrow, I am going to need a jacket because it is supposed to be 40 degrees outside."

Weather

300

This is a rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm.

Tornado

300

What type of front is represented on a map by red triangles?

Warm Front

300

How does Edgar's job create air pollution?

He is a painter and his cheap paints release CFC's into the air.

400

Where is the ozone layer located?

Stratosphere

400

Is the following statement a weather or a climate statement?

"This winter is predicted to be a warm winter compared to the averages that researchers have collected."

Climate

400

Define storm.

A violent, short lived weather disturbance that typically includes rain, lighting, thunder, etc.

400

What type of front is represented by alternating blue semi-circles and red triangles?

Stationary Front

400

Name one way that YOU create air pollution AND how you could reduce this. BE SPECIFIC!

500

What are the three categories of gasses that make up the atmosphere and what are their percentages? 

Nitrogen - 78%

Oxygen - 21%

Other Gases - 1%

500

How many years worth of data is looked at the determine climate norms?

30 Years

500

Hurricanes have sustained winds of at least ____________.

74 miles per hour

500

How do occluded fronts form?

500

What is particulate matter?

a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air

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