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* 2. Typhoons and hurricanes are both types of cyclones. True or False?

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* 3. Cold fronts will keep moving until they eventually lose their strength. They usually start near the ________.

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* 4. Jet streams are bands of strong wind that generally blow from west to east all across the globe. They impact weather, air travel and many other things that take place in our atmosphere. Where in the air column are they located?

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* 5. The Gulf Stream is created by a large system of currents and powerful winds, which are called oceanic ______. There are five of them on Earth.

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* 6. This famous Founding Father was the first to chart out the path of the Gulf Stream on a map in the 18th Century.

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* 7. The Gulf Stream is a strong ocean current that brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean. It extends all the way up the eastern coast of the United States and Canada. True or False?

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* 8. All thunderstorms need:

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* 9. Climate is the average weather conditions in a region over long periods of time. How much time do scientists look at to classify climate?

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* 10. Wind direction is counterclockwise (west to east) in the northern hemisphere and clockwise (east to west) in the southern hemisphere. This phenomenon is known as the _____ effect?

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* 11. When sunlight reflects off glacial ices, what aspect of our day to day lives does that influence?

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* 12. When the weather forecaster on the news says that "It’s going to be a hot day with high humidity", what does that mean?

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* 13. Rain, hail, and snow are three types of what?

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* 14. What does Earth’s atmosphere do for us?

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* 15. There are five categories of hurricane. In order to reach the first hurricane status how many mph must a tropical storm's wind speed reach?

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* 16. What is the name of the category 4 hurricane in 2004 that exposed the underwater cypress forest off the coast of Alabama?

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* 17. Hurricane Ivan produced waves up to __ feet tall?

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* 18. The most tropical and subtropical storms recorded in one season took place in 2020.

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* 19. High and low tides are caused by what?

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* 20. The Moon's gravitational pull generates something called ___. This causes Earth—and its water—to bulge out on the side closest to the Moon and the side farthest from the Moon. These bulges of water are high tides.

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* 21. The highest tides occur when the Moon is____. These are called Spring Tides.

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* 22. When lunar and solar tides act against each other, the result is unusually small tides, called ____.

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* 23. _________ is an instrument used to measure how strong or weak the air pressure is. Scientists use this tool to help predict the weather. When the pressure goes up or down, they know a change is coming.

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* 24. What are two contributing factors of sea level rise?

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* 25. What ecosystems are at risk of being eroded, damaged, or completely lost from rising sea levels? (Select all that apply)

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