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What process of the water cycle forms clouds?

What is condensation.

100

What causes local winds?

What is local geographic features (mountains, shoreline, etc.)

100

What is it called where two air masses meet?

What is a front?

100

What tool measures air pressure?

What is a barometer.

100

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

What is Coriolis Effect

200

What powers the water cycle?

What is the sun?

200

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

What is from land to sea. It occurs at night.

200

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

What is warm front

200

What is the force that pushes on air molecules?

What is air pressure?

200

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

What are the prevailing westerlies.

300

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

What is precipitation. 

300

1. What direction does a sea breeze blow. 2. Does a sea breeze occur during the day or night?

1. What is from the sea to land. 2. During the day.

300

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?

What is a cold front.

300

Differences in air pressure would cause what?

What is wind.

300

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

What are the trade winds?

400

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

2. Describe the continental tropical (cT) airmass. 

1.What is wet (humid), dry, cold, and warm.

2. Dry and warm (desert)

400

Mountain and Valley breeze are caused by?

what is differences in temperature and elevation.

400

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

What is a stationary front.

400

the condition of the atmosphere at a particular place and time

What is weather?

400

What direction does the Polar Easterlies blow?

What is East to West?

500

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

What is cumulonimbus.

500

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).

500

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

What is warm front.

500

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

What is an air mass?

500

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

What is a jet stream

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