Physical Science Module: 8

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  1. What is another term for rain?
  2. What are the different forms of rain?
    Rain, sleet, snow, drizzle, hail, dew, and frost.
  3. What is the most common for of precipitation?
  4. What is the Bergeron process?
    It is theory of how rain is formed in cold clouds.
  5. What is the collision-coalescence process?
    It is the theory, that each cloud contains that have condensed on cloud-condensation nuclei.
  6. What is the least common type of precipitation?
  7. Why is sleet different from freezing rain?
    In freezing rain, the raindrops fall through a layer of air that is just at or slightly below the freezing point of rain.
  8. Why is hail different from sleet?
    Because, its more destructive.
  9. What is the process of snow?
    Snow starts out as cold-cloud precipitation. As the ice crystals fall from the clouds they absorb more water, freezing and growing into bigger ice crystals.
  10. What are the not considered forms of precipitation?
    Dew and frost.
  11. What is dew-point?
    It is the temperature at which dew forms.
  12. What is frost-point?
    It is the temperature at which frost forms on the surface.
  13. How do all thunderstorms start or begin?
    They begin in an updraft.
  14. What is the formation of a thunderstorm in order?
    Cumulus stage, mature stage, and dissipation stage.
  15. What is the abbreviation for the formation of a thunderstorm?
    A(n) thunderstorm cell.
  16. What is the definition of an updraft?
    A current of rising air.
  17. Are thunderstorms known for?
    Thunder and lightning
  18. What is the definition for an insulator?
    A substance that does not conduct electricity very well.
  19. How does lightning form? ( Hint. It sounds like a lot of Japanese.)
    A charge imbalance in a cloud causes a charge to build up on the ground. The positive charges on the ground attract some negative charges, forming a stepped leader. The closeness of the negative charges forces the positive charges up, making the return stroke.
  20. What is a stepped leader?
    It is the jerky movement of negative charges toward the earth.
  21. What is the return stroke?
    It is responsible for most of the light and sound of a lightning strike.
  22. What are the four stages of a tornado?
    Whirl stage, vortex, organizing stage, mature stage, shrinking stage, and decaying stage.
  23. What is a water spout?
    It is a tornado in the water.
  24. What is a dust devil?
    It is a tornado in a(n) sandy region.
  25. What are the different types of hurricanes?
    Tropical disturbance, tropical depression, topical storm, and a tropical cyclone.
  26. What is surrounding the eye wall of a hurricane?
    A rain band.
  27. What does radar stand for?
    Radio detection and ranging.
  28. What is a Doppler radar known for?
    It is well known for using the Doppler effect.
  29. What is a weather map?
    It is a map that shows the incoming weather forecasts, and the fronts coming in.
  30. What are isotherms?
    They are lines that cover data to weather.
  31. Is the eye the most violent part of a storm?
  32. Is the eye the most calm part of the storm?
  33. The early warning stage of a tornado is called a " funnel cloud" (True) (False)?
  34. Can global temperatures be measured by satellites?
  35. What is the coolest part of a hurricane?
    Its clouds......( In a sarcastic tone of voice).....
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Physical Science Module: 8
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