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19 Cards in this Set

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Layers of the atmosphere are divided by differences in _______________.
Which gas makes up most of the air?
The humidity in the air is a measurement of ________________.
water vapor
The force of the air pressing down on the earth is called ______________.
air pressure
What type of weather generally follows a cold front?
fair and cool
What are the characteristics of an air mass that forms over the Arctic Ocean?
cool and moist
A weather disturbance caused by unusual conditions is called a ________.
A smaal tunnel of quickly spinning air is called a _____________.
All storms share what 3 conditions?
clouds, precipitation, wind
All thunderstorms form along what type of front?
a cold front
Most often the greatest damage done by a hurricane is caused by ___________.
A prediction of future weather conditions is called a weather ________.
Isobars on a weather map connect places that have the same _____________.
air pressure
What do circles on a weather map indicate?
where a weather station is located
How many times a day does the National Weather Service collect weather information?
eight times a day
As you drive to the beach you notice a change in the air. What is different about the air near the ocean?
It has more water vapor
As it becomes warmer, the leaves on the trees begin to move. What is happening?
Wind is blowing from high pressure to low pressure.
If an air mass formed over the northern Pacific Ocean moved south across California, it would probably __________
become warmer and drier
What can a meteorologist learn from a satellite photograph?
the size and location of major storms and weather fronts