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What are the winds that blow from West to East in the midl attitudes Westerlies
What are the winds that blow from East to West near the Equator Trade Winds
What are the winds that blow from East to West near the poles Polar Easterlies
Winds that blow away from each other at a high pressure zone Divergent Winds
Winds that blow toward each other at a low pressure zone Convergent Winds
Winds that blow from the Sea to the Land Sea Breezes
Winds that blow from the Land to the Sea Land Breezes
Winds that blow from Mountains to valleys Mountain Breezes
Winds that blow from valleys to mountains Valley Breezes
The winds that move in a convection currents in three regions in both the northern and southern hemispheres are called Hadley Cells
Areas that do not have wind are called ___________ Doldrums
An area where air rises due to heat is a _____ pressure zone Low
An area where air falls is called a ______ pressure zone High
The rotation of the earth causes the wind to appear to curve. This is called the ________________. Coriolis Effect

Atmosphere & Weather Crossword

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Description

The envelope of gases that surrounds the planet. Atmosphere
Middle layer of the atmosphere. Begins 50km above Earth's surface and ends 80km above the surface. Mesosphere
Second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone level. Extends from the Troposphere to 50km above earth's surface Stratosphere
lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere; which humans live; where weather occurs Troposphere
an instrument that is used to measure air pressure Barometer
measures wind speed Anemometer
an instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer Psychrometer
A scientist who studies the causes of weather and tries to predict it Meteorologist
Process by which gases hold heat in the air. Greenhouse Effect
a huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure throughout Air Mass
horizontal moment of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure Wind
Winds that blow regularly between 30-60 degrees north and south of the equator.These winds play an important part in the weather in the United States. Prevailing Westerlies
winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances Global Winds
Towering clouds with flat tops that often produce thunderstorms. Cumulonimbus clouds
Rain that contains more acid than normal. Acid Rain
A layer found in the Stratosphere that protects the Earth's living things from dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the Sun. Ozone layer
Amount of mass in a given volume of air Density
percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount of water vapor that air can contain at a particular temperature. Relative Humidity
prevailing winds that blow from east to west between 60 degrees and 90 degrees latitude in both hemispheres Polar Easterlies
Land Breeze movement of air from land to sea at night, created when cooler, denser air from the land forces up warmer air over the sea Land Breeze
movement of air from sea to land during the day when cooler air from above the water moves over the land, forcing the heated, less dense air above the land to rise Sea Breeze
Winds that blow over short distances caused by unequal heating of Earth's surface within a small area local winds
winds that blow east to west between the equator and 30 degrees latitude (used by European traders seeking trade with the American colonies trade winds

local and global winds Crossword

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wind the movement of air caused by differences in air pressure
convection cells large circular patterns of air
pressure belts bands of low and high pressure found at about every 30 degrees of latitude on the Earth
Coriolis effect the apparent (looks like) curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path because the Earth is rotating
polar easterlies wind belts blowing cold sinking air from the poles to 60 degrees latitude north and south
westerlies wind belts that blow moist air producing rain and snow toward the poles from west to east between 60 and 30 degress latitude north and south
trade winds prevailing winds that blow between 30 degrees and the equator; curve to the west in the northern hemisphere and to the east in the southern hemisphere
doldrums winds near the equator that are warm and create an area of low pressure; they have very little wind
horse latitudes areas of high pressure and very dry air that make weak winds at 30 degrees north and south latitudes
jet stream a narrow belt of strong winds that blow in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere
local winds usually move short distances and can blow from any direction

climate/ weather Crossword

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Mass per unit volume of air; about 1.275 km per cubic meter at 0ºC and 1000 millibars. Air density
A large expanse of air having similar temperature and humidity at any given height. Air mass
A severe weather condition characterized by low temperatures and strong winds (greater than 32 mi/hr) bearing a great amount of snow. When these conditions continue after the falling snow has ended, it is termed a ground blizzard. Blizzard
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume occupied by it. density
Water that has condensed onto objects near the ground when their temperatures have fallen below the dew point of the surface air Dew
The process by which a liquid changes into a gas Evaporation
Ice crystals that form on surfaces instead of dew when the dew point is below freezing. White frost
The cumulative force exerted on any surface by the molecules composing air. Air pressure
A very cold and dry air mass that forms primarily in winter and the northern interior of North America. Arctic air
The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a long period of time. A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region Climate
Distant lightning that illuminates the sky but is too far away for its thunder to be heard Heat lightning
Any sudden and heavy rain shower. Cloudburst
A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause serious effects on agriculture and other activities in the affected area. Drought
A form of energy transferred between systems by virtue of their temperature differences. Heat
A severe tropical cyclone having winds in excess of 64 knots (74 mi/hr). Hurricane
An increase in air temperature with height Inversion
A visible electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms. Lightning
The climate structure of the air space near the surface of the earth. Microclimate
A breeze that blows from the land out over the water. Opposite of an onshore breeze. Offshore breeze
A breeze that blows from the water onto the land. Opposite of an offshore breeze. Onshore breeze
A layer of soil beneath the earth's surface that remains frozen throughout the year. Permafrost
A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar air mass
Climates in which the mean temperature of the warmest month is below 10ºC; climates that are too cold to support the growth of trees. Polar climates
Any form of water particles-liquid or solid-that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground. Precipitation
The wind direction most frequently observed during a given period. Prevailing wind
Energy propagated in the form of electromagnetic waves. These waves do not need molecules to propagate them, and in a vacuum they travel at nearly 300,000 km per sec. radiation
Precipitation in the form of liquid water drops that have diameters greater than that of drizzle. rain
The atmospheric pressure at mean sea level. Sea level pressure
A coastal local wind that blows from the ocean onto the land. The leading edge of the breeze is termed a sea breeze front. Sea breeze
A fairly bright lightning flash from distant thunderstorms that illuminates a portion of the cloud. Sheet lightning
A type of precipitation consisting of transparent pellets of ice 5 mm or less in diameter. Same as ice pellets. Sleet
a mixture of smoke and fog smog
Solid precipitation in the form of minute ice flakes that occur below 0ºC Snow
An aggregate of ice crystals that falls from a cloud Snowflake
An intense, rotating column of air that protrudes from a cumulonimbus cloud in the shape of a funnel or a rope and touches the ground. Tornado
The winds that occupy most of the tropics and blow from the subtropical highs to the equatorial low. Trade winds
Organized thunderstorms with a cyclonic wind circulation between 35 and 64 knots. Tropical storm
The state of the atmosphere in terms of such variables as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation, and radiation. Weather
The rising of water (usually cold) toward the surface from the deeper regions of a body of water. Upwelling
A hurricane that forms in the western Pacific Ocean Typhoon

Atmosphere Crossword

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Description

Winds from west to east Westerlies
Polar winds from east to west Polareasterlies
warm air going toward the poles tradewinds
cloudy and rainy weather on the equator Doldrums
when wind blows right in the north and left in the south coriliseffect
moving air from high to low pressure wind
strong winds near top of the troposphere jetstream
cool air from the water and warms over land seabreeze
air from the land warms the water landbreeze
wind blowing in tropical regions surfacewinds
energy transfered in rays and waves radiation
energy transfered when molecules bump into each other conduction
energy transferred in the flow material convection
all the water of the earth hydrosphere
made up of oxygen ozone layer

Global Wind Patterns Crossword

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Description

Modern name for horse latitudes (2 words) subtropical highs
Sun heats tropics more than other parts of Earth - warm, rising air creates low- pressure zone at surface in tropics ICTZ
Another word for prevailing winds polar
Air pressures changes seasonally, directions of winds do the same monsoons
Three-celled _____________ model circulation
Historical name for intertropical convergence zone doldrums
Causes land and sea breezes, as well as mountains and valley breezes (2 words) local winds
Merchants used them, whenever possible, as trade routes for sailing ships (2 words) trade winds
There are temperature differences in the _________ and polar regions equatorial
Sailing ships were likely to becalmed by area, little to no wind, horses being transported would be thrown overboard to lighten the load (2 words) horse latitudes
If ________ did not rotate, there would be no Coriolis effect Earth

science 6th grade Crossword

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Crossword
Description

the conditions of earths atmosphere at a particular time and place weather
the envelope of gases that surrounds earth atmosphere
the lowest layer of earths atmosphere troposphere
the horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure wind
winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances global wind
winds that blow over short distances local wind
a tropical storm that has winds of about 119 kilomters per hour or higher hurricane
the flow of air from land to a body of water land breeze
the flow of cooler air from over an ocean or lake toward land sea breeze
the direct transfer of energy through space by electromagnetic waves radiation
the process by which heat gets trapped in the atmosphere greenhouse effect
a humid air mass that forms over oceans maritime air mass
a dry mass that forms over land continelntal air mass
the boundary where unlike air masses meet but do not mix front
a rapidly whirling, funnel shaped cloud that reaches down from a storm cloud to touch earths surface tornado

Winds Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

air density
air pressure
anemometer
cool air
coriolis effect
doldrums
global winds
horse latitudes
jet streams
land breeze
latitude
local winds
monsoons
polar easterlies
sea breeze
trade winds
warm air
wind
wind-chill factor

Chapter 4 lessons 1, 2, 3, and, 4 Crossword

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is a thin layer of gases surronding earth atmosphere
is water in its gaseous form water vapor
the atmospheres layer closest to earth troposphere
the atmosphereic layer directly above the troposphere stratosphere
the area of the stratosphere with a high concentration of ozone ozone layer
is a region within the mesosphere and thermosphere that contain ions ionosphere
is the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves radiation
is the transfer of thermal energy by collisions between particles of matter conduction
the transfer of thermal energy by movement of particles within matter convection
occurs in the troposphere when tempature increases as altitude increases tempature inversion
is the movement of air from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure wind
are steady winds that flow from east to west between latitude 30 degrees north and 60 degrees north and 30 degrees south and 60 degrees south trade winds
are steady winds that flow from west to east between latitude 30 degrees north and 60 degrees north and 30 degrees south and 60 degrees south westerlies
are cold winds that blow from east to west near the north and south pole polar easterlies
near the top of the troposphere is a narrow band of high winds jet stream
is a wind that blows fron sea to land due to local tempatures and pressure differences sea breeze
is a wind that blows from land to sea due to local tempatures and pressure differences land breeze
the contamination of air by harmful substances including gases and smoke air pollution
is a mixture of dust, acids, and other chemicals that can be hazardous to human health particulate matter
is air pollution that forms from the interaction between chemicals in the air and sunlight photochemical smog
when sulfer dioxide and nitrogen oxides combine with moisture in the the atmosphere and form precipitation that has a PH lower than that of normal rainwater acid precipitation

Ocean Currents and Climate Crossword

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Description

the amount of matter in a given space or volume density
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a liquid salinity
the apparent curving path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to the Earth's rotation Coriolis Effect
A constantly moving system of deep ocean circulation driven by temperature and salinity Global Conveyor Belt
a stream-like movement of ocean water far below the surface deep current
a horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface surface current
when currents meet continents they change direction continental deflection
winds blowing from the land toward the sea; occur in the evening in coastal areas land breeze
winds blowing from the sea toward the land; occur during the day in coastal areas sea breeze
the side of a mountain that receives great amounts of rainfall due to warm, moist air traveling upward windward
the side of the mountain that receives very little rainfall; the rain shadow leeward
the continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back; driven by energy from the sun & gravity water cycle
water, driven by the heat of the sun, changes into vapor and rises into the air evaporation
plants open their pores for carbon dioxide and lose water to evaporation transpiration
water vapor cools and changes back into liquid form condensation
water that falls to the earth as rain, snow, sleet, or hail precipitation
ocean currents have a big impact on the _____________ of an area climate
these currents begin near the equator and travel toward the poles warm currents
these currents begin near the poles and travel toward the equator cold currents

Atmospheric Pressure and Winds Crossword

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Description

rate of change of pressure Pressure Gradient
Winds are named by the direction they come _____ From
Density ______ when altitude increases Decreases
Rotation of earth causes objects to be deflected Coriolis Effect
Objects deflect _______ in the southern hemisphere Left
Another name for low pressure systems Cyclones
States that if you turn your back to the wind and point to the left, that's the lower pressure Buys Ballot's Law
What latitudes are at 30 degrees north and south of the equator Horse
Identifies pressure, weather, and wind Isobars
The horizontal movement of air Wind
What direction do anticyclones move Clockwise
Weight of atmosphere Air Pressure
What device works like a straw does Mercury Barometer
average sea-level air pressure (inches) 29.9
What do air molecules do in low pressure systems Converge
Closely spaced isobars show a _____ pressure gradient High
s water warmer or colder than land in the early morning Warmer
Name of region between 30 and 60 degrees north of equator South Westerlies
What happens to Australia during el niño Dries
Altitude, temperature, and _______ control atmospheric pressure Humidity