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Unit One Quiz
The Weather Book, by Michael Oard.
- What effect does the moon have on the Earth?
- Why is the tilt of the Earth important to the weather?
- Name the seven components of weather.
- What are the five forms of precipitation?
- How does the distance from the ocean cause the weather to be affected?
- Why is the Antarctic ice sheet called a polar desert?
- Which is associated with good weather, high or low areas of pressure?
- What is the jet stream?
- What is one of the major problems that an El Niño brings to the people of Peru and Ecuador?
- The pull of the moon on the oceans is the main cause of the tides.
- A smaller tilt would cause the higher latitudes to be too cold. This would bring about an ice age. A greater tilt would make the climates more unstable.
- The seven components of weather are: wind direction, wind speed, visibility, water vapor, air pressure, cloud condition, and air quality.
- The five forms of precipitation are: rain, freezing rain, snow, hail, and drizzle.
- The closer the distance to the ocean, the wetter the climate.
- A large portion of the Antarctic ice sheet normally receives an inch of precipitation per year.
- High pressure areas are generally areas of good weather.
- The jet stream is a ribbon of high speed wind in the upper atmosphere.
- El Niño brings poor fishing, heavy rains, flooding, thunderstorms, and mud slides.
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