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Unit Two Quiz
The Weather Book, by Michael Oard
- Describe the path that a drop of water takes as it cycles through the atmosphere.
- What are the three basic cloud types?
- Under what conditions are most clouds and precipitation formed?
- What is the difference between fog and clouds?
- From which cloud type does a thunderstorm develop?
- How is ‘thunder’ created?
- What three conditions are needed to cause a thunderstorm to develop?
- During the formation of hail inside a cloud, what processes are happening to the water drop as it travels to the top of the cloud?
- How is lightning similar to static electricity?
- Name one reason that a flash flood occurs.
- What is the difference between tornadoes and hurricanes?
- What does a ‘tornado watch’ indicate?
- What does a ‘tornado warning’ indicate?
- The water drop cycles from the ocean to the land to the ocean again.
- The three basic cloud types are cumulus, cirrus, and stratus.
- Most clouds and precipitation are formed in areas of rising air in the atmosphere.
- Fog is a cloud that forms on the ground.
- A thunderstorm develops from a cumulus cloud.
- Thunder is created when a lightning bolt splits the air. The temperature causes the air to expand at a rapid rate causing the sound we hear.
- The three conditions needed are warm earth, moist air, and a trigger.
- As the drop of water travels upward, it collides with other super-cooled drops, all the while growing bigger.
- Both lightning and static electricity involve electrons that travel from a negative to a positive area, liberating energy.
- Flash floods occur from:
- Slow moving thunderstorms drop an unusual amount of rain on a small area that cannot be absorbed into the ground.
- Two or more gully-washing thunderstorms hit the same spot, one after another.
- Heavy rain falls on rapidly melting snow.
- The difference between tornadoes and hurricanes is that tornadoes are small, while hurricanes cover hundreds of miles.
- A tornado watch means conditions are right for a tornado to form.
- A tornado warning means one has been spotted or detected from Doppler radar.
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