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WX Practice Part 2 Clouds/Storms

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  • Q1
    Clouds form when water vapor in the air... (14)
    condenses onto dust particles
    heats up and rises
    is deposited as snow
    falls to the ground
    30s
  • Q2
    Two conditions are required for cloud formation... 1) cooling of the air and 2).... (15)
    absorption of infrared energy
    the presence of particles in the air
    the influence of the Coriolis effect
    unequal heating of Earth's surface
    30s
  • Q3
    Large clouds that often produce thunderstorms are called ______ clouds. (16)
    cumulonimbus
    stratus
    nimbostratus
    cirrus
    30s
  • Q4
    Any form of water that falls from a cloud is called..... (17)
    condensation
    dew
    precipitation
    evaporation
    30s
  • Q5
    A funnel-shaped cloud that touches Earth's surface is called a(n).... (21)
    cyclone
    tornado
    hurricane
    thunderhead
    30s
  • Q6
    Thunderstorms form within ____ clouds. (23)
    low cirrus
    large cumulonimbus
    high cirrostatus
    high altocumulus
    30s
  • Q7
    *An _______ is used to measure air pressure. (4)
    thermometer
    psychrometer
    hygrometer
    barometer
    30s
  • Q8
    *A ______ is used to measure relative humidity. (13)
    psychrometer
    anemometer
    thermometer
    barometer
    30s
  • Q9
    *A ______ is used to measure wind speed. (30)
    thermometer
    psychrometer
    anemometer
    barometer
    30s
  • Q10
    *Convection currents take place because.... (8)
    cold air is more dense than warm air
    warm air is more dense than humid air
    cold air is less dense than warm air
    warm and cold air have the same density
    30s

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