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Unit Three Quiz
The Weather Book, by Michael Oard.
- What causes the Earth to have seasons?
- What causes temperatures to be cooler in the winter?
- What causes temperatures to be warmer in the summer?
- What weather conditions determine if a snowstorm is called a ‘blizzard’?
- What is a monsoon?
- How are scientists able to predict the months during which hurricanes will most likely form?
- How is Doppler radar useful in tracking hurricanes?
- What is a foehn wind?
- Describe the effect an Arctic cold front has on the Great Lakes area.
- What is a ‘Northeaster’?
- The Earth’sseasons are due to the tilt of its axis.
- Shorter days (with less sunshine) and longer nights cause cooler temperatures.
- Longer days allow more sunshine to warm the ground and atmosphere.
- The weather conditions during a blizzard are winds over 35 mph, and poor visibility.
- A monsoon is six months of rain in the tropics.
- Scientists have learned that most hurricanes form after the ocean water warms up past 80°F, so hurricanes are more likely to form during months when water temperatures are above this temperature.
- Doppler weather radar can track the details of a hurricane and thus provide warning to the population of an area threatened.
- A foehn wind is a relatively warm and dry wind descending a mountain front.
- Arctic cold fronts cause high evaporation rates as they pass over the Great Lakes, triggering heavy snowstorms once they hit land.
- A storm that moves northeast along the east coast.
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