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What type of cloud is formed during thunderstorms

Cumulonimbus

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Thunderstorms form when warm moist air______. Cool dense air _____. The process of _____

1. Rises
2. Sinks
3. Convection

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Electricity discharged within a cloud between clouds or between cloud and ground is

Lightning

3

Lightning and thunder happen at same time we've lightning 1st why

Light travels faster than sound

4

A t storm is probs going to occur meteorologists issue a t storm

Watch

5

4 impacts of t storms are

Wild fires
Flash flooding
Hail
Knock over trees and power lines

6

2 natural disasters that make tornadoes

T storms
Hurricanes

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Tndoes form when air is __________ on surface

Warmed

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Tnadoe rises quickly rotates and forms funnel that goes ________ reaching earth

Downward

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Tnadoes _____________ objects from surface then crash down again

Pull up

10

Tnadoes sometimes move a species to

New location

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Tnadoes classified by ________ and __________ on the _______ scale

1. Speed
2. Damage
3. Fujita

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Tnadoe _______ means a tnadoe has been spotted

Warning

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To be safe in a tnadoe go to

Basement or lowest floor possible

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2 other names for hcanes

Typhoon and cyclone

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Eye of hcane is ________ where clear skies and _____ wind

Center
Light

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_____________ is when winds from hcane push water higher along coast

Storm surge

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Hcane season is from

June 1- November 30

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Hcanes start as

Tstorms

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____________ causes tropical storm to become hcane

Warm water

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Scale for hcanes is

Saffir- Simpson hcane scale

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Damage of hcane depends on

Strength
Character of coast

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When plans die and top layer of soil goes ________ is happening

Drought

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Heat wave=

Extreme heat

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Ss is caused by

Hcane
Flood

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Bad seeing, blizzard, cold rain=

Winter storm

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Process of breaking down rock and changing compositin

Chemical w

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When animal digs in ground the w is

Action of animals

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Rock with iron rusts in ______ kind of c w

Oxidation

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Rate of w is due to humidity and

Temperature

30

Most important w-er

Water

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Can grow in rocks and release acids and dissolve rock

Plant roots

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Grinding of rock by other rock moved by water wind gravity ice

Abrasion

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Breaking down rock with compo same

Physical w

34

When top layer taken other layers of rock removed

Realese of pressure

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Freezing and thawing of rock with makes it crack

Ice wedging

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In Chem w it changes compo of rock does it do same in phys w

No

37

W is making of sediments is e the same

No

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E is moving of sediments is d the same

No

39

4 agents of e

1. Water
2. Wind
3. Ice
4. Gravity

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3 effects of e

1. Change earth landscape
2. Change river course
3. Sweep beach into ocean

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When there are no plants on land e

Increases

42

Barrier islands moving pollutants and sand dunes made by

D

43

Lots wind e created palo duro canyon

High plains

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Lots of w e d happen bc of waves

Gulf coast/ prairies&marshes

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Soil erosion bc of decline of grasslands acid rain e limestone cliff

Transpecos

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Lots vegetation not much e

Piney woods

47

Exfoliation

Eds plateau llano uplift

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West Texas, little 5 in rain per year different topography

Transpecos

49

Highest winds

High plains

50

Most rain, much e bio diverse 500 species bird

Gulf coast plains & marshes

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Most rain long leaf forests

Piney woods

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Mex bats blind sala gold check warbler

Eds plateau llano uplift

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Mountain pass valley cliff Grand Canyon beach delta w by

Water

54

Sand dunes w by

Wind

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Landslide w by

Gravity