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Is the atmosphere heavy or light?

Heavy

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What air pressure is closer to earth?

More air pressure is closer to earth also more density.

2

What air pressure is farther away from earth?

Less air pressure and less density

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Blank1 is a major factor in our blank2

Blank1=heat
Blank2= weather

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The blank comes from the sun

Heat

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Blank1 is usually blank2 using a blank3

Blank1= air temperature
Blank2= measured
Blank3= thermometer

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Why do thermometers work?

Thermometers work because liquids expand when they are heated and contract when they are cooled.

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What is the earth heated by?

The Suns Rays.

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What is the air above the earth warned by?

The earths surface

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Warm air does what?

Cooler air does what?

Warm air rises
Cool air sinks.

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T or F

Warmer air = low pressure.

Cooler air= high pressure

T

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T or F
A wind is a horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.

T

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Are winds caused by differences in air pressure?

Yes

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What are global winds?

Wind that blow over long distances

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What are Local winds?

Winds that blow over short distances

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Does air rise at the equator?

Yes

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Does air sink at the poles?

Yes

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What is a convection current?

Air blows from the equator to the poles and from the poles to the equator

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What is the Coriolis Effect?

Because of earths rotation, global winds do not blow straight up and down from the equator to the poles and back.

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Are winds curved or straight?

Curved.

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What way do northern hemisphere winds turn?

To the right.

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What way do the winds turn in the Southern Hemisphere?

To the left