El Nino & La Nina Crossword

Created
Nov 23, 2016
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an irregularly occurring and complex series of climatic changes affecting the equatorial Pacific region and beyond every few years, characterized by the appearance of unusually warm, nutrient-poor water off northern Peru and Ecuador, typically in late December. El Nino
a cooling of the water in the equatorial Pacific that occurs at irregular intervals and is associated with widespread changes in weather patterns complementary to those of El Niño, but less extensive and damaging in their effects. La Nina
is the water temperature close to the ocean's surface. The exact meaning of surface varies according to the measurement method used, but it is between 1 millimetre (0.04 in) and 20 metres (70 ft) below the sea surface. Sea Surface Tempature
a wind blowing steadily toward the equator from the northeast in the northern hemisphere or the southeast in the southern hemisphere, especially at sea. Two belts of trade winds encircle the earth, blowing from the tropical high-pressure belts to the low-pressure zone at the equator. Trade Winds
the action or process of precipitating a substance from a solution. rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. Precipitation
a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this. Drought
the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. Climate
the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc. Weather
El Niño (La Niña) is a phenomenon in the equatorial Pacific Ocean characterized by a five consecutive 3-month running mean of sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the Niño 3.4 region that is above (below) the threshold of +0.5°C (-0.5°C). Equatorial pacific
the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and is bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east. Pacific ocean
cover or submerge (a place or area) with water Flooding
a mass of mud and other earthy material that is falling or has fallen down a hillside or other slope. Mudslides
process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes. Tempature Change
a continuous, directed movement of seawater generated by forces acting upon this mean flow, such as breaking waves, wind, the Coriolis effect, cabbeling, temperature and salinity differences, while tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon.  Ocean Currents
a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants.  Global Warming
describe both warm (El Niño) and cool (La Niña) ocean-atmosphere events in the tropical Pacific as well as the Southern Oscillation the atmospheric component of these phenomena. ENSO
a rising of seawater, magma, or other liquid. Upwelling
abnormal weather pattern that is caused by the warming of the Pacific Ocean near the equator, off the coast of South America. This occurs when the normal trade winds weaken (or even reverse), which lets the warm water that is usually found in the western Pacific flow instead towards the east. Causes of El Nino
large climate disturbances which are rooted in the tropical Pacific Ocean, and occur every 3 to 7 years. They have a strong impact on the continents around the tropical Pacific, and some climatic influence on half of the planet. Effects of El Nino
the process of a liquid changing into a gas. Evaporation
a half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator, or into western and eastern halves by an imaginary line passing through the poles. a half of the celestial sphere. Hemisphere
something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected Anomoly
a thing predicted; a forecast. Prediction

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OCEAN CURRENTS CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Created
Mar 17, 2017
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What is a continuous, directed movement of seawater Ocean currents
What is horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface. Surface currents
What is an inertial force (also called a fictitious force)[1] that acts on objects that are in motion relative to a rotating reference frame. Coriolis Effect
What is MOVEMENT OF WATER LIKE A RIVER IN THE MIDDLE OF OCEAN WATER. Deep Ocean currents
What is The movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface Upwelling
What is (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time El Niño
what is "Normal" year, easterly trade winds and ocean currents pool warm water in the western Pacific, allowing upwelling of nutrient rich water off the West coast of South America. La Niña
What is a subsurface current that is near shore and that pulls objects out to sea ? Undertow
What is A long high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance ? Tsunami
What is a current that the sun heats from near the equator and near the poles Convection current
What is Flow of warm, oxygen rich water downward to deeper water Downwelling
What is Largest surface current that transports more water than all rivers on Earth combined in a years time and carries large amounts of heat Gulf Stream

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climate/ weather Crossword

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Apr 19, 2017
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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

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Weather Vocab Crossword Puzzle

Created
Apr 20, 2017
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The layer of Earth's atmosphere where weather occurs troposphere
the boundary of an advancing mass of warm air, in particular the leading edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system Warm Front
the boundary of an advancing mass of cold air, in particular the trailing edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system Cold Front
a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean Hurricane
another term for tropical storm cyclone
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action earthquake
an instrument measuring atmospheric pressure, used especially in forecasting the weather and determining altitude barometer
a body of air with horizontally uniform temperature, humidity, and pressure air mass
fast flowing, narrow, meandering air currents found in the atmosphere jet stream
an irregularly occurring and complex series of climatic changes affecting the equatorial Pacific Ocean El Niño
positive phase of the El Niño La Niña
is a fundamental atmospheric quantity Wind Speed
has lower pressure at its center than the areas around it Low Pressure System
is a whirling mass of cool, dry air that generally brings fair weather and light winds High Pressure System
is a pair of air masses, neither of which is strong enough to replace the other Stationary Front
a composite front produced by occlusion Occluded Front
is a process in which deep, cold water rises toward the surface Upwelling
violent or unsteady movement of air or water turbulence
a rotating column of water and spray formed by a whirlwind occurring over the sea or other body of water Waterspout
a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this Drought

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La Nina & El Nino Crossword

Created
May 15, 2017
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a warm ocean current of variable intensity that develops after late December along the coast of Ecuador and Peru and sometimes causes catastrophic weather conditions. El Nino
Unusually cold water temps in the pacific caused by strong easterly winds La Nina
a circular motion of water in each of the major ocean basins Gyre
A warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic Ocean gulf stream
prevailing winds that blow from west to east between 30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres Westerlies
Portion of the marine bio me that is shallow enough for sunlight to penetrate. Photic Zone
permanently dark layer of the oceans below the photic zone Aphotic Zone
Water above the surface of the land, including lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, floodwater, and runoff. Surface water
Deflect to the left towards the equator (Upward) and its Westerlies deflect to the right towards the south pole Southeast trade winds
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. precipitation
A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this. drought
The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. climate
The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc. weather
An ocean bordered by the American continents, Asia, and Australia: largest ocean in the world; divided by the equator into the North Pacific and the South Pacific. pacific ocean
Cover or submerge (a place or area) with water. flooding
A mass of mud and other earthy material that is falling or has fallen down a hillside or other slope. mudslides
A process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes temperature change
A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. global warming
Normal the warm water moves West and the cold water moves East Normal Pacific Ocean Pattern
A general term used to describe both warm (El Niño) and cool (La Niña) ocean-atmosphere events in the tropical Pacific as well as the Southern Oscillation ENSO

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Currents and Climates Vocab Crossword

Created
Jan 5, 2017
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Mass per volume Density
Currents below the surface of the ocean Deep currents
Created by global wind patterns, the rotation of the Earth, and the shape of the ocean basins Surface currents
Refers to the conditions of the the atmosphere at a given time and place Weather
A mixture of gases that surrounds the planet Atmosphere
The transfer of energy by waves Radiation
Heat is transferred from molecule to molecule Conduction
The transfer of heat by a current Convection
Helps keep the Earth Warm Greenhouse effect
Absorb heat in the atmosphere including carbon dioxide and water vapor Greenhouse Gases
The atmosphere has different elevations above sea level Altitude
The force of the air weighing down an area Air Pressure
Winds rise up a mountain range the air cools and precipitation falls. On the other side the air is dry and it sinks Rain Shadow
causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemisphere and right in the northern hemisphere Coriolis effect
The western Pacific Ocean is warmer than usual and causes trade winds to change El Nino
Generally follows El Nino, the Pacific Ocean is cooler than normal, and trade winds are stronger La Nina
Air flowing over Earth's surface Wind

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climate Crossword

Created
Feb 23, 2016
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weather at a place usually over a period of years climate
a region of reduced rainfall on the lee side of high mountains rain shadow
the heat in calories required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree Celsius specific heat
the essentially uniform local climate of a usually small site or habitat microclimate
a time in the distant past when a large part of the world was covered with ice ice age
a warm period between glacial epochs interglacial
a flow of unusually warm water along the western coast of South America that causes many changes in weather in other places el nino
the rain that falls during this season monsoon
a long period of time during which there is very little or no rain drought
the recent increase in the world's temperature that is believed to be caused by the increase of certain gases global warming
gases that pollute the air and cause the warming of the Earth's atmosphere greenhouse gas
the act or result of cutting down or burning all the trees in an area deforestation
n/a global climate control

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Weather crossword puzzle

Created
Oct 26, 2016
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The atmospheric conditions along with short term changes of a certain place at a certain time. Weather
A quantity that can change. Variable
Energy an object has due to it's motion. Kinetic energy
The pressure that a column of air exerts on the air or surface below it. Air pressure
The amount of water vapor in the air. Humidity
The temperature at which air is fully saturated because of decreasing temperatures while holding the amount of moisture constant . Dew point
the series of natuaral processes in which water continually moves among oceans,land,and the atmosphere water cycle
water in liquid or solid form ,that falls from the atmosphere. precipitation
its used to measure air pressure. barometer
used to measure the direction of wind. wind sock
used to track and measure the conditions of large scale air movement. weather saterlite
The amount of water vapor present vs the maximum amount of water vapor. relative humidity
used to measure the amount of rainfall. rain guage
water droplets or ice crystal suspended in the atmosphere. clouds
The instrument measures the temperature,air pressure ,wind speed and direction of a particular weather . weather balloon

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Earth, Oceans, and Weather Crossword

Created
Feb 12, 2016
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Layers of gas that surround a planet Atmosphere
The force that air puts on an area Air Pressure
A tool used to measure air pressure Barometer
The average weather conditions in an area Climate
Anvil-shaped cloud that is often involved in heavy or violent storms: AKA thunderheads Cumulonimbus
The transfer of heat from one place to another caused by movements of molecules Convection
Process in which matter changes from a liquid to a gas Evaporation
A rotating, funnel-shaped cloud Funnel Cloud
In weather, the boundary between two masses of air with different properties Front
Angular distance north and south of the equator Latitude
The study of patterns of weather Meteorology
Water that is released from clouds in the sky, including rain, snow, sleet, hail, and freezing rain Precipitation
Frozen rain or precipitation in the form of ice pallets Sleet
Weather system that produces heavy precipitation, winds, lightning, and thunder Thunderstorm
A funnel-shaped cloud or column of air that rotates at high speeds and extends downward from a cloud to the ground Tornado
A storm with strong winds and rain that forms over tropical waters Hurricane
Small, icy balls that fall from the sky Hail
A region of low pressure with counter-clockwise wind rotation developing into a hurricane or tropical storm Tropical Depression
Extremely cold climate located near the North and South Poles and on the tops of mountains; receives very little precipitation and has no trees Tundra
A hurricane or tropical storm originating in the pacific ocean Typhoon
A measure of how much water is in something Moisture
The slow warming of Earth's atmosphere due to climate change Global Warming
A low-lying cloud characterized by a thin, layered, sheet-like appearance Stratus
A high-lying cloud that is small, high, patched clouds, in rows Cirrocumulus
The transfer of thermal energy Heat
Low to mid level clouds. Dark, widespread, and formless Nimbostratus
Thin, wispy looking clouds; commonly found at heights greater than 6km Cirrus
Large, fluffy, white clouds, often seen in fair skies Cumulus
Precipitation that forms ice crystals Snow
The movement of air due to atmospheric pressure differences Wind

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World Geo Crossword

Created
Oct 12, 2016
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the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. Climate
the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc. Weather
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. Precipitation
Hot and humid Tropical
of, relating to, or denoting a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures. Temperate
of or relating to the North or South Pole. Polar
Heating of the pacific El nino
Cooling of water in pacific La nina
a gradual increase in the overall temperature Global warming
the trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere Greenhouse Effect
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat Biome
Mostly evergreen shrubs etc. Coniferous
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Ecosystem
shedding its leaves annually. Deciduous
a region having little rainfall because it is sheltered from prevailing rain-bearing winds by a range of hills. Rainshadow
When sun crosses equator Equinox
climate is a zone of climate characterised by hot, usually humid summers and mild to cold winters. Humid Subtropical
Empty space hot and dry Desert
These climates generally have a pronounced dry season Tropical wet
a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions. Permafrost
Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen. Tundra
Hills or mountains Highlands
Big storm Hurricane

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Weather Crossword

Created
Oct 18, 2016
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A rainstorm that includes lightning or thunder thunderstorm
An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure barometer
The height above Earth's surface altitude
A large region of air that has a similar temperature and humidity air mass
When wind reaches more than 199 kilometers per hour hurricane
The force put on a given area by the weight of it air pressure
The layer of gasses closest to Earth troposphere
A meeting place between air masses front
The transfer of heat through the movement of a gas or liquid convection
blows steadily in predictable directions and over long distances global wind
The air that surrounds Earth atmosphere
A rotating funnel-shaped cloud that contains winds that blow up to 480 kilometers per hour tornado
a seasonal wind that brings heavy rain monsoon
The average weather conditions of a place or region climate
An ongoing movement of ocean water current

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