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1 Chapter 6 test review Weather

2 the presence of particles in the air
Two conditions are required for cloud formation: cooling of the air and ____. the presence of particles in the air

3 Cold, dry air affecting the northern United States in winter often comes from ____.
continental polar air masses

4 Weather associated with an anticyclone is generally ____.
dry and clear

5 When a warm air mass and a cold air mass meet and neither can move the other, the result is a(n) ____. stationary front

6 The low air pressure of ____ is often associated with storms and precipitation.

7 Scientists called ____ study the causes of weather and attempt to predict it.

8 A major difference between cyclones and anticyclones is ____.
the direction of their winds

9 Any form of water that falls from clouds is called ____.

10 What kind of weather could a continental tropical air mass that formed over northern Mexico bring to the southwestern United States? hot and dry

11 . A(n) ____ front may bring many days of rain because neither the cold nor warm air mass can move the other. stationary front

12 Air mass A is a ____. Air mass B is a ____. Air mass E is a ____.
True (A) or False (B) A tornado is more likely to occur at Y than Z? true Air mass A is a ____. Air mass B is a ____. Air mass E is a ____. Air mass D is a ____. Maritime polar Continental polar Continental tropical Maritime tropical

13 . A long-lasting storm that begins over the warm surface of the ocean and has winds of 119 km/h or higher is a ____. hurricane

14 Large clouds that often produce thunderstorms are called ____.
cumulonimbus clouds

15 What does A represent? What does D represent? What is F called?
What does C represent? What does E represent? cold front warm front isobar occluded front stationary front

16 A funnel-shaped cloud that touches Earth’s surface is called a ____.

17 Hurricanes typically form over ____.
warm ocean water

18 The boundary where unlike air masses meet but do not easily mix is called a(n) ____.


20 What is measured using the Enhanced Fujita scale?
tornado damage

21 . On weather maps, the curved lines connecting places with similar temperature conditions are called ____. isotherms

22 Small lines at the end of the shaft that represents wind direction on a weather map indicate ____.
wind speed

23 Very high feathery clouds are called ____.
cirrus clouds

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