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Hurricane

Large,rotating tropical storm

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Front

Boundary between two air masses that collide

3

Layers of air that surround Earth make up the

Atmosphere

4

Air pressure

Weight of air pressing down on an area

5

Violently rotating column of air that touches the ground is

Tornado

6

Usual weather conditions a place has over time make up its

Climate

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Most common gas in atmosphere

Nitrogen

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How many layers in atmosphere?

5

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What happens as you go up in the atmosphere?

Air pressure decreases

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What is the primary cause of the movement of air masses

Uneven heating of Earth's surface

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True or false: air pressure is the same throughout an air mass

True

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Effect of warm air from tropics meeting cold air from poles high in the atmosphere

Jet stream

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Cloud most likely to be seen in fair weather

Cirrus

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Why is dust important to the atmosphere?

Provides surface for water to condense