Flashcards in Weather, Climate & Vegetation of South Africa Deck (33):
What is weather?
It is what the ATMOSPHERE or AIR is like at a certain time
What do you use to measure temperature?
What is the unit of measurement for temperature
How do you write Degrees Celcius
What is "minimum temperature"?
The coldest point in the day
What is "maximum temperatures"?
The hottest point in the day
What is wind?
Air that is blowing across the land's surface
What do you use to measure wind strength
What unit of measurement do we use to say how strong or how fast the wind is?
Kilometers per hour
How do you write kilometres per hour
How do you measure the direction of wind?
By the direction it is coming from
Name the 8 points of the compass
N, NE, E, S, SE, W SW, NW
Answer the questions on Page 61 in the Text Book
From the West,
What is Precipitation?
Rain, Snow, Hail
And other forms of water
That fall to the ground
What is Rain?
Water falling in DROPLETS
What is Hail?
Water falling as FROZEN DROPLETS during a THUNDERSTORM
What is snow?
Water falling as FROZEN ICE CRYSTALS
What do you call rain falling for a short time?
What do you call rain falling for along time but the drops are light?
What do you use to measure rain?
What unit of measurement do you use to measure rain?
How does a wind vane work
The arrow points in the direction the wind is coming from
How does a wind sock work?
It fills up with wind and blows away from the direction of the wind.
On a weather map what are the 3 ways that cloud cover is described?
Cloudy, partly cloudy, clear
In South Africa what is the name of the organisation that monitors the weather?
South African Weather Services
Name the 3 place the South African Weather Services gathers its information?
Ships at Sea
Name 3 places where you can find out what kind of weather to expect every day?
Weather reports on TV
Daily weather forecasts in the Newspaper
Weather reports on the radio
Name the different symbols you can find on a weather map
Wind speed direction
What is the difference between "WEATHER" and "CLIMATE"
Weather is : The temperature, cloud cover and precipitation in a SMALL area at a PARTICULAR time.
Climate is : What the weather is USUALLY like over a LARGE area at a certain TIME OF YEAR.
Do activity P on page 65
Is South Africa consider a generally dry or wet country
In which part of South Africa do we find most of the towns and cities?
On the Eastern half of the country