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As air from the ____ rises Equator
Tropical easterlies are located ____ degrees latitude in both hemispheres 0-30
Prevailing Westerlies are located in the ____ Latitude in the northern and southern hemispheres 30 - 60
This steady exchange of warm and cold air that occurs between the equator and the poles produces _____ _____ _____ Global Wind Belts
Earths rotation causes the ___ of the winds to bend slightly towards the right in the northern hemisphere and toward the left in the southern hemisphere. Directions
Surface ocean currents are primarily _____ by wind patterns. affected
Trade Winds can push water along the top of the ____ and aid in the formation of surface currents. ocean
Surface ocean currents are primarily ___ by wind patterns Affected
Trade winds can push water along the top of the ocean ____ and aid in the formation of surface currents. Ocean
One example of a wind-driven circulation affecting an ocean current is the ____ ____ Gulf Stream
The ____ ____ makes storms swirl clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere Coriolis Effect
The way the air moves affects the ____, because winds move heat and cold temperatures as well as moisture from one place to another, transporting conditions from one geographical zone to another. Weather
The way winds pass each other, and the direction they move, also affects what weather a _____ will see on any given day. Region
______ ______ in the Earths atmosphere could be masking the overall effect of global warming in the North Atlantic Ocean Natural Variability
Scientists have previously found that surface temperatures around the globe have risen over the last 30 years in accord with ______ _____ Global warming
When the wind is strong that’s pretty good for ____ ____ because they will float. Sail boats

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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

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El Nino & La Nina Crossword

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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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THE ATMOSPHERE Crossword

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is a mixture that surround earth atmosphere
is the measure of the force with which air molecules push on a surface air pressure
the lowest layer of the atmosphere,which lies next to the earth surface ,is called? troposphere
the atmospheric layer above the troposphere is called ? stratosphere
is the middle layer of the atmosphere mesosphere
the uppermost atmospheric layer is called? thermosphere
is the transfer of energy as electromagnetic wave radiation
is the transfer of thermal energy through a material thermal conduction
is the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or gas convection
such an increase in average gloabal temperature is called? gloabal warming
is the process by which gases in the atmosphere, suck as water vapor and carbon dioxide greenhouse effect
the movement of air caused by differrnces in air pressure wind
the appernt curving of the path of wind and ocean current due to earth coriolis effect
the wind belt that extend from the pole to 60 latitude in both hemisphere polar easterlies
the wind belt found between 30 and 60 latitude in both hemisphere are called? westerlies
in both hemisphere,the wind that blow from 30 latitude almostto the equater are called? trade wind
are narrow belt of high-speed wind that blow in the upper troposphere and lower stratophere jet stream

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WEATHER Crossword

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The height of an object above the Earth's surface altitude
mixture of gases that surrounds a planet atmosphere
the measure of the force with which the air molecules push on a surface air pressure
the coldest layer of the atmosphere mesosphere
a molecule that is made up of three oxygen atoms ozone
the lowest layer of the atmosphere troposphere
the atmospheric layer above the troposphere stratosphere
the uppermost atmospheric thermosphere
the transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves radiation
the transfer of thermal energy from one material to another by direct contact conduction
the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or gas convection
the natural heating process of a planet greenhouse effect
rise in average global temperatures global warming
moving air wind
the curving of moving objects from a straight path due to the Earth's rotation coriolis effect
the winds that blow from 30 degrees latitude to the equator trades winds
wind belts found in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres between 30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude westerlies
wind belts that extend from the poles to 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres polar easterlies
narrow belts of high-speed winds that blow in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere jet streams
pollutants that are put directly into the air by human or natural activity primary pollutants
pollutants that form from chemical reactions that occur when primary pollutants come in contact with other primary pollutants or naturally occurring substances secondary pollutants
precipitation that contains acids from air pollution acid precipitation
the region of the earth's atmosphere between the stratosphere and the exosphere, consisting of several ionized layers ionosphere
a transition zone between a mass of warm air and the colder air it is replacing warm front
the zone separating two air masses, of which the cooler, denser mass is advancing and replacing the warmer cold front

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OCEAN CURRENTS CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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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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Atmosphere & Weather Crossword

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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

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Chapter 12: Meteorology Crossword

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short-term variations in atmosphere phenomena that interact and affect the environment and life on Earth Weather
the long-term average of variation in weather for a particular area. Climate
large volume of air that has the characteristics of the area over which it forms. Air Mass
area over which an air mass forms. Source Region
effect of a rotating body that influences the motion of any object or fluid; the combination of this and heat imbalance creates the trade winds, polar easterlies, and prevailing westerlies. Corolis Effect
global wind systems that lie between latitudes 60 degrees North and 60 degrees South and the poles and is characterized by cold air. Polar Easterlies
global wind system that lies between 30 degrees and 60 degrees North and South latitudes, where surface air moves toward the poles in an easterly direction. Prevailing Westerlies
two global wind systems that flow between 30 degrees North and South latitudes, where air sinks, warms, and returns to the equator in a westerly direction. Trade Winds
narrow wind band that occurs above large temperature contrasts and can flow as fast as 185 km/h. Jet Stream
boundary between two air masses of differing densities; can be cold, warm, stationary, or occluded and can stretch over large areas. Front
instrument used to measure temperature using either the Fahrenheit or Celsius scale. Thermometer
instrument used to measure air pressure. Barometer
weather instrument used to measure wind speed. Anemometer
weather instrument used to measure humidity. Hygrometer
balloon-borne weather instrument whose sensors measure air pressure, humidity, temperature, wind speed, and wind direction of the upper atmosphere. Radiosonde
change in the wave frequency that occurs due to the relative motion of the wave as it moves toward or away from an observer. Doppler Effect
record of weather data for a specific place at a specific time, using meteorological symbols. Station Model
line on a weather map connecting areas of equal pressure. Isobar
line on a weather map connecting areas of equal temperature. Isotherm
weather forecast that uses numerical data to predict how atmosphere variables change over time. Digital Forecast
weather forecast that compares current weather patterns to patterns that occurred in the past. Analog Forecast

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Atmospheric Pressure and Winds Crossword

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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

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La Nina & El Nino Crossword

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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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Latitude and Longitude Crossword

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number of degrees in the northern hemisphere ninety
0 degrees latitude is the _________ equator
lines that run east and west but measure north and south latitude
Another name for line of latitude parallels
Another name for line of longitude meridians
lines that run from north to south but measure east and west longitude
latitude and longitude together are the ________ of a place coordinates
Using latitude and longitude together gives us an _________ __________on the earth exact location
0 degrees longitude in the _________ ____________ prime meridian
number of degrees in the western hemisphere one hundred eighty
total number of degrees of longitude on the earth three hundred sixty
Total number of degrees of latitude on the earth one hundred eighty
half of the earth hemisphere
latitude and longitude is measured in _________ degrees

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