Chapter 17-18

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Chapter 17-18
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  1. A wind shift from south or southwest to northwest is commonly associated with the passage of a
    cold front
  2. A cT air mass is ______.
    warm and dry
  3. Air masses are characterized by
    moisture and temperature
  4. What causes the Coriolis Effect?
    rotation of the Earth
  5. Fair, dry weather conditions can usually be expected with the approach of a ______.
    anticyclone
  6. THe boundary that seperates different air masses is called a ______.
    front
  7. Widely spaced isobars indicate
    light winds
  8. THe Coriolis Effect deflects objects in the Northern Hemisphere
    to the right of their path
  9. The density of air withing a cyclone is
    less than an anticyclone
  10. Lines on a weather map connecting places of equal air pressure are called_____.
    isobars
  11. Besides the "nature of the surface", whata is another criteria used to classify air masses?
    latutude
  12. What instrument is used to mwasure wind speed?
    cup aneometer
  13. If Earth were not rotating, ______.
    air would move directly from high to low pressure
  14. An mP air mass is
    humid and cold
  15. If "stormy weather is approaching, the pressure tendency would probably be ______.
    falling
  16. For a mid-latitude cyclone, when does the largest weather contrast occur?
    Spring
  17. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winds associated woth a high-pressure system blow _____.
    Clockwise outward from the center
  18. Surfaces air flow in a Northern Hempisphere middle-latitude cyclone is __________.
    Convergent and counterclockwise
  19. Mid-latitude cyclone forn along ______ fronts.
    Stationary

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