In coastal areas during the summer, land heats up more than the adjacent body of water during _____.
8. What kind of air moves ...
... downslope into a valley after sunset in mountainous areas?
warm or hot
cool or cold
9. High-altitude, high-velocity “rivers” of air are called _____.
10. The pressure differences that make wind happen are caused _____.
by the unequal heating of Earth’s surface
by accumulations of clouds in different areas
by a sudden drop in humidity
when water vapor in the air rises, then falls
11. In the Northern Hemisphere, winds associated with a high-pressure system blow _____.
counterclockwise outward from the center
clockwise outward from the center
clockwise toward the center
counterclockwise toward the center
12. Which force generates winds?
the Coriolis effect
13. Which statement is true about air pressure acting on an object?
There is just as much air pressure pushing up as there is pushing down on an object.
The amount of air pressure pushing up on an object will gradually increase with time.
The amount of air pressure pushing down on an object will gradually decrease with time.
There is more air pressure pushing up on an object than there is pushing down.
14. The effect of friction on the net flow of air around cyclones causes air to flow _____.
inward in either hemisphere
inward in the Northern Hemisphere
outward in either hemisphere
outward in the Southern Hemisphere
15. The net inward movement of air in a surface low-pressure system that causes the air mass to shrink is called _____.
A. surface convergence
B. horizontal divergence
C. surface divergence
D. horizontal convergence
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