Vocabulary True? or False? Air Masses 100 100 100 200 200 200 300 300 300 400 400 400 500 500 500 FINAL JEPORADY Fronts Storms
Is a sudden spark in the atmosphere. Lighting can cause an explosion of air. Thunder is the sound of the explosion.
Is a small storm that often has heavy precipitation, thunder and Lightning.
Is a violent disturbance in the atmosphere. Storm include, thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Winter Storms
Is a swirling center of low air pressure. The winds in a cyclone spiral around a center. In a cyclone winds spiral inward towards the low pressure center.
Is a high-pressure center of dry air. Is the opposite of a cyclone. In an anticyclone, winds spiral outward away from the highpressure center.
A Tornado Watch is a Tornado has been spotted take cover immediately!
A Hurricane forms over Warm Ocean water?
During A thunderstorm you should be outside in the pool?
Air spins upward in a Cyclone?
Tornadoes are common in the Great Plans also know as “Tornado Alley” name 3 of the 5 sates associated with the Tornado Alley?
What is an air mass?
Huge Body of air that has similar temperature, humidity and air pressure.
What do occluded air masses bring?
What do air masses influence?
How are air masses commonly moved?
The prevailing westerlies and jet streams
What are the 3 of the 4 types of air masses?
Maritime Tropical, Continental Tropical, Maritime Polar and Continental Polar.
How does a Warm front occur?
When a warm air mass moves over a cold air mass.
What type of front forms Thunderstorms?
How does a Cold front form?
When a cold air mass slides under a warm air mass.
How does a Occluded front form?
A warm air mass sometimes is caught between two cooler air masses. This form the Occluded front.
Sometimes cold and warm air masses meet, but neither air mass moves over or under the other. The two air masses face each other in a “Standoff” What type of front is this called?
What does Evacuate mean?
To move away form an area
During a Tornado you should be in a Basement or a Storm Shelter. What if you don’t have either of them were do you go?
The center part of a Hurricane is called the?
Tornadoes most commonly develop in what type of clouds?
In the Warmer months, the snow that falls form clouds melts and then hits the Earth’s surface as? ?
A a)_______ is a b) _______ cyclone. A cyclone has a low c) _______. A hurricane has winds that are at least 119 kilometer per d) _____. Hurricanes form in the e) _______ Pacific and Indian oceans.
a) Hurricane b) Tropical c) Pressure d) Hour e) Atlantic