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Weather #2 Vocabulary -2

Quiz by Naomi Atkinson

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  • Q1
    A scale that tells how severe a tornado is based on wind speed and the damage being caused.
    Fujita Scale
    30s
  • Q2
    Classifies hurricanes according to wind speed, air pressure in the center, and potential for property damage.
    Saffir-Simpson Scale
    30s
  • Q3
    location of greatest air pressure
    sea level
    30s
  • Q4
    The lowest layer of the atmosphere where weather occurs
    Troposphere
    30s
  • Q5
    2nd layer of atmosphere; extends from 10 to 30 miles up; location of ozone layer; absorbs 95% of Ultraviolet radiation; temperature increases with altitude increase.
    Stratosphere
    30s
  • Q6
    3rd layer of the atmosphere and protects us from meteors
    Mesosphere
    30s
  • Q7
    The uppermost layer of the atmosphere, in which temperature increases as altitude increases
    Thermosphere
    30s
  • Q8
    the lower part of the thermosphere, where electrically charged particles called ions are found and contains auroras
    Ionosphere
    30s
  • Q9
    a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
    tornado
    30s
  • Q10
    A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose strong winds of more than 120 km/h spiral in toward the intensely low-pressure storm center
    hurricane
    30s
  • Q11
    A heavy snowstorm with strong winds
    blizzard
    30s
  • Q12
    a long period without rain
    drought
    30s
  • Q13
    A very heavy flow of water, which is greater than the normal flow of water and goes over the stream's normal channel.
    flood
    30s
  • Q14
    Line drawn on a weather map that connects points having equal temperature
    Isotherm
    30s
  • Q15
    Wispy, feathery clouds made of ice crystals that form at high levels.
    Cirrus
    30s

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