1. Why are the planetary winds curved in the diagram?
2. What causes winds?
3. Describe what happens to temperature and pressure as you rise in the troposphere.
4. List the layers of the atmosphere in order starting from Earth’s surface
5. In which layer does our weather occur?
6. Why is stratospheric ozone important?
7. Describe conduction, convection and radiation
8. What are isotherms?
9. What are isobars? What do they indicate when the lines are drawn close together?
10. Why do clouds usually form at the leading edge of a cold front?
11. Describe the following air masses: cT, cP, mT, mP
12. What is a dewpoint?
The weather map below shows two air pressure systems covering a large geographic area. Points A through D identify four locations on the map.
13. At which location are clear skies most likely present?
14. What types of fronts are indicated? What direction are they moving?
15. What is an occluded front?
16. If this symbol is over a particular area on a weather map, which type of weather conditions are most likely occurring in the area?