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Flashcards in Science Quiz 24, Chapter 9, pp. 261-266 Deck (10):
1

A long line of thunderstorms, usually along a cold front, is called a ____

squall line

2

What is the most powerful type of thunderstorm?

supercell

3

A stream of negative charge that travels down the path of a previous lightning strike is a ____

dart leader

4

The upward flow of positive charge that forms the brilliant flash of a lightning bolt is the ___

return stroke

5

What term describes air that is warm near the ground but very cold at higher altitudes?

unstable

6

What is the first stage of a thunderstorm?

cumulus stage

7

What is the final stage of a thunderstorm?

dissipating stage

8

What phenomenon occurs when heat from lightning causes the air to expand explosively, forming a shock wave of sound?

thunder

9

What is an abrupt discharge of electricity through the air that produces a quick flash of bright light?

lightning

10

What is the general term for concentrated blasts of cool wind that form during a thunderstorm?

downbursts

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