Weather refers to the state of the atmosphere__________.
|A)||over a long period of time|
|B)||at a specific time and place|
|C)||at a specific temperature|
|D)||over a short period of time|
In what ways does the Sun influence weather?
|A)||The Sun evaporates water in the atmosphere to create clouds.|
|B)||The Sun heats air in the atmosphere.|
|C)||all of the above|
|D)||The Sun heats water on Earth.|
What element of air determines its temperature?
|A)||the direction of air molecules|
|B)||the composition of air molecules|
|C)||the arrangement of air molecules|
|D)||the average motion of air molecules|
What causes wind?
|C)||Air moves from regions of high pressure to regions of low pressure.|
An anemometer measures_____.
Does warm air or cool air hold more humidity?
|A)||cool air because air molecules in cool air move fast|
|B)||warm air because air molecules in warm air move slowly|
|C)||cool air because air molecules in cool air move slowly|
|D)||warm air because air molecules in warm air move fast|
____ is the measure of amounts of moisture in the air compared to the amount needed for saturation at a certain temperature.
When the temperature reaches its ____ , snow, rain,or hail is likely to form.
What does water vapor condense around to form clouds?
|D)||small particles like dust and salt|
Stratus clouds form __________.
|A)||layers of even sheets in the sky|
|B)||puffy white clouds|
|C)||fibrous, or curly, clouds|
Cumulous clouds are associated with __________.
|C)||fair weather and rainstorms|
The prefix cirro added to the suffix cumulus, cirrocumulus, refers to __________.
|A)||low, puffy, white clouds|
|B)||middle-level, flat, even clouds|
|C)||high, curly clouds|
|D)||high, puffy, white clouds|
What type of clouds form thunderstorms?
Of the four main types of precipitation, which refreezes after melting near the ground?