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Review of Earth's Weather, pp.50-83

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What science involves the study of weather and the atmospheric conditions that produce it? meterology What do we call the process of liquid changing into gas? evaporation What do we call the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid state? condensation Does most precipitation fall on the continents or on the oceans? most (77%) falls on the oceans What term refers to a single updraft system in a thunderstorm? cell What is the most powerful form of lightning? superbolt How many categories of hurricane strength are there? five What unit of atmospheric pressure do meterologists most commonly use? millibar (or bar) What are the four basic categories of clouds? cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and lenticular What is a front? the boundary where two different air masses meet What does radar stand for? radio detection and ranging What instrument measures wind speed near the earth's surface? anemometer What is the highest part of a wave called? crest What term refers to the amount of dissolved solids in seawater? salinity What are three factors which affect the density of seawater? temperature, salinity and pressure What is the primary cause of tides? The pull of the moon's gravity What is a guyot? an unusual flat-topped seamount

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