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Review game
Students break into teams of 4
Each team will discuss and answer each question
Scoring sheets are handed in at the end.
5 points to winning team
4 points for 2nd
3 points 3rd
2 points 4th
1 point for 5th
0 for 6th
1) Air masses are classified
according to __________
and ____________
Temperature, humidity
2) A continental tropical air
mass consists of ___________,
__________ air.
Warm, dry
3) Describe a cold front
A rapidly moving cold air mass
runs into a slowly moving warm
air mass, the warm air is
pushed upward.
4) Describe an occluded front
A warm air mass caught
between 2 cold fronts.
5) A swirling center of low air
pressure is called a(an)
__________, and a swirling
center of high air pressure is
called a(an) _______
cyclone, anticyclone
6) A storm is defined as:
________
_____________________
A violent disturbance in the
atmosphere
7) What type of clouds do
thunderstorms form in?
Cumulonimbus clouds
8) How fast can tornado winds
get?
250 mph or 480 kmph
9) Where do most hurricanes
that threaten the eastern United
States form?
Off of the west coast of Africa
10) How long do hurricanes
usually last?
Usually a week or more
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11) What is the first rule of flood
safety?
Get to high ground
12) Define a flash flood.
A sudden violent flood that
occurs within hours or minutes
of a storm
13) What is the name for a
scientist that studies the
weather?
meteorologist
14) What are some of the tools
used to measure the weather?
Barometer, anemometer,
psychrometer, doppler radar,
weather balloons,
15) Describe the El Nino effect.
Wind shifts push warm surface
water toward the west coast of
South America.
16) What is an isobar?
Lines joining places on the map
with equal pressure
17) What is an isotherm?
Lines on a map that join places
of equal temperature
18) How does latitude effect
climate?
The closer you are to the
Equator, the warmer your
climate is.
19) What are the 3 temperature
zones determined by latitude?
Tropical. Temperate, and polar
20) How do ocean currents
affect climate?
Warm currents warm the air
near them, cool currents cool
the air near them, effecting the
land near them
21) How do mountains affect
climate?
For every kilometer increase in
altitude, the temperature drops
by 6.5 degrees Celsius
22) What feature of the Earth is
responsible for the seasons?
The Earth’s tilted axis
23) A warm front is classified by
warm air moving: ________
_____________________
over slower denser cold air
24) Cumulonimbus clouds form
when _______ air is forced
upward at a _______ _______
Warm, cold front
25) Where is the safest place to
be during a tornado?
In the basement of a sturdy
building
26) What is the difference
between a flood watch and a
flood warning?
Flood watch means a flood is
possible, flood warning is when
floods have already been
reported
27) Why should you boil water
after a flood?
Flood waters can wash into
wells and water treatment plants
polluting the water
28) What does a barometer
measure?
Air pressure
29) What does an anemometer
measure?
Wind speed
30) What does a psychrometer
measure?
Humidity
31) Draw the map symbol for a
sunny day with winds coming
from the north at 2 mph
32) How does altitude affect
climate?
For every kilometer increase in
altitude, the temperature drops
by 6.5 degrees Celsius
33) When it is winter in the
northern hemisphere, which
hemisphere is pointed toward
the sun?
Southern
34) How does the distance from
large bodies of water affect
climate?
Areas close to large bodies of
water experience a smaller
range of temperatures than a
location far from major bodies of
water