2-6-1 Describing Weather
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1: Weather is the long-term average of atmospheric patterns of an area.29falsetrue
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1: Weather is the long-term average of atmospheric patterns of an area.falsetrueTrue or False30s
1: All clouds are at the same altitude within the atmosphere.falsetrueTrue or False30s
1: Which is not a standard weather variable?
1: Which type of precipitation is represented in the diagram?
1: Clouds form when water changes from...
solid to gas
gas to liquid
liquid to gas
solid to liquid120s
1: Which type of precipitation reaches Earth's surface as a liquid?
1: Which describes cirrus clouds?
wispy, at high altitudes
heaped or piled up
fluffy, at middle altitudes
flat, white, and layered120s
1: Which instrument measures wind speed?
1: Which measures the average kinetic energy of air molecules?
1: What causes air to reach its dew point?
decreasing air currents
dropping air pressure120s
1: Which best expresses moisture saturation?
1: What happens to maximum moisture content when air temperatures increase from 15°C to 30°C?
increases from 1 to 2 g/m³
increases from 2 to 3 g/m³
increases from 1 to 3 g/m³
increases from 2 to 4 g/m³120s
1: Which provides energy for the water cycle?
When hail falls during the summer, what is the most likely cause?
Strong updrafts within the clouds lift ice crystals until they are too heavy to remain aloft.
Sudden severe change in the global climate can cause hail in the summer.
The area where it falls is near the arctic circle.
High air pressure prevents ice from melting into rain.120s
What conclusion can be drawn about air molecules from the figure?
The mass of air molecules makes them slowly rise to the top of the atmosphere.
Air pressure stays constant, even though the number of molecules decreases with increasing attitude
The metric system is more accurate for measurements in meteorology.
Air pressure decreases with increasing altitude.120s
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