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Study Guide Questions

1.     Earth's atmosphere is like a giant _____________________________ that surrounds the planet.
2.     Earth's atmosphere is made up of a variety of ________________________.
3.     What are the five layers of Earth's atmosphere?
4.     In which layer of the atmosphere does weather occur?
5.     The "ozone layer" is in which part of the atmosphere?
6.     What is weather?
7.     What branch of science studies weather?
8.     People who study the weather are ______________________________.
9.     "_______________________" refers to general conditions of the atmosphere in a certain place over a long period of time.
10.     Weather in a particular climate generally fits into a(n) _________________________ pattern.
11.     What does temperature measure?
12.     What are the two types of temperature scales?
13.     The "______________________________________" is the temperature at which a liquid becomes a solid.
14.     What is the name of the instrument that measures the temperature of the atmosphere?
15.     The level of humidity tells us how much ________________________ is in the air.
16.     For what three reasons is humidity important?
17.     The collection of water on a surface that's produced from water vapor in the air is "____________________________________."
18.     How are clouds formed?
19.     A cloud that's located on Earth's surface is called "__________________________."
20.     What are the four categories of clouds?
21.     Most high clouds are composed of __________________________________.
22.     Name three types of "high clouds."
23.     Intermediate clouds are composed mainly of _________________________________.
24.     Name two types of "intermediate clouds."
25.     Name three types of "low clouds."
26.     What clouds look like a flat, white blanket?
27.     What clouds look like dense, puffy balls?
28.     What clouds are isolated and feathery?
29.     What clouds look like thick, gray veils?
30.     What clouds are thick, dark, and shapeless?
31.     Which clouds have vertical development?
32.     What is "precipitation"?
33.     Name four examples of precipitation.
34.     What is the most common form of precipitation?
35.     What causes a rainbow to form?
36.     Small, partially melted ice grains that fall to earth are called "__________________________."
37.     Where are hailstones formed?
38.     When do hailstorms often occur?
39.     The horizontal movement of air is "________________________."
40.     A(n) "________________________" is air that is moving in an up or down direction.
41.     What happens when warm air rises as colder air sinks?
42.     What instrument indicates the direction in which wind is blowing?
43.     Lightning is a discharge of __________________________.
44.     What creates thunder?
45.     Thunder occurs along the path of _____________________________________.
46.     What is a tornado?
47.     What speed can the wind inside a tornado's funnel reach?
48.     What tropical storm is also known as a "typhoon"?
49.     Where are hurricanes created?
50.     Official hurricane season lasts from ________________________ until _____________________.
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