Science Common Assessment

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  1. ______________ the condition of the atmosphere at a particular time.
    weather. Weather conditions vary from day to day and include temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind, and visibilty.
  2. What is the main difference between weather and climates
    The main difference between weather and climate is the length of time over which both are measured.
  3. What is climate
    Climate is the average weather condition in an area over a long period of time.
  4. What two factor is climate determined by?
    temperature and precipitation
  5. ______________ the distance north or south, measured in degrees from teh equator.
  6. What does the temperature of an area depend on?
  7. The higher the latitude is, the ___________ the climate tends.
  8. What place on earth is the coldest.
    the north pole is 90 degrees north of the equator.
  9. What is solar energy?
    Solar Energy is energy from the sun.
  10. What is the amount of direct solar energy a particular area receives determined by??
  11. Why do sun ray's strike the earth's surface at different angles?
    because the surface is curved
  12. Winds that blow mainly from one direction
    previaling winds
  13. What do seasons happen
    Seasons happen because the earth is tilted on its axis at a 23.5 degrees angle.
  14. What does the tilting of the earth affect
    This tilt affects how much solar energy an area receives as earth moves around the sun.
  15. What can influence an area's climate
    large bodies of water
  16. Does water absorb and release heat slower than land does?
  17. _______________ are streamlike movements of water that occur at or near the surface of the ocean.
    surface currents
  18. What do the circulation of ocean surface currents have a large effect on?
    an area's climate
  19. What happens as surface currents move?
    They carry warm or cool water to different locations.
  20. What does the surface temperaute of the water effect?
    effect the temperature of the air above it
  21. What do warm currents do?
    Heat the surrounding air and cause warmer temperatures.
  22. What do cool currents do?
    cool the surrounding air and cause cooler temperatures
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Science Common Assessment
2011-06-14 02:36:10

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