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32 Cards in this Set

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1. How much has temperature increased in the last century?
One degree farenheight
2. What marks the start of the second stage?
The first drop of precipitation
3. Where do most tornadoes occur?
Tornado alley
4. Contrails
trails and artificial cirrus clouds made by the exhaust of aircraft engines
5. When are tropical cyclones called tropical storms?
Between 36 and 74 mph
6. What is the overall albedo of the Earth?
30 percent
7. Heat capacity
The amount of heat an object can absorb with out heating up
If west antartica melted, how much would sea level rise?
7 meters
9. When is hail most likely?
Mature Stage
10. What is entrainment?
Pulling in of cool dry air.
11. what does the size of tornadoe tell you about their strength.
12. What is the tornado intensity scale called?
Fujita Scale
13. Tornado
violently rotating column of air extending from clouds to the ground.
14. What are the three stages of thunderstorm development?
Cumulus, mature, dissipating Stage
15. What is a tornado?
violently rotating column of air extending from clouds to the ground.
16. Who is the intensity of a tornado determine?
By the damage
17. How does El Nino and la nina effect hurricanes?
The wind sheer is too strong. The wind sheer is too weak. Moderate wind sheer is best conditions for a hurricane.
18. How does proximity to water affect climate?
Moderates it
19. How much have temperatures increased in Alaska in the last 100 years?
11 degrees.
20. Most powerful relationship between CO2 and temperature?
CO2 rises temperature rises.
21. What is the largest daily migration of any species on Earth?
Zuo Plankton
22. 2 things that will rise sea level in the next 50 years?
Thermal expansion, glaciers melting
23. Coriolis Effect
the apparent turning of the wind due to the Earth’s rotation.
24. Cumulonimbus
puffy rainclouds
25. When are tornadoes most likely to occur?
3 and 9 pm
26. When are hurricanes given a name?
36 mph becomes tropical storm and receives a name.
27. Why are caribou finding it harder to find food in winter?
Ground is covered in ice.
28. Name two problems that African dust events are causing
Asthma in the carribean, sea fan disease
29. When are tropical cyclones called hurricanes?
75 mph and over, carribean atlantic and gulf of mexico
30. What are the main ingredient for a hurricane?
80 degree water and moderate wind sheer.
If artic sea ice melted, how much would sea level rise?
None, because its floating.