Chapter 6 Online Study Guide

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  • 1. 
    Briefly describe the three types of grasslands and include their major characteristics and examples of plants and animals. This is the last question.! Write at least 9 sentences! 
  • 2. 
    Read the first page of the chapter.  Wind moves pollution, chemicals, dust between continents - remember that what we do affects other countries just like what they do affects us. It is hard to believe that the eruption of Mount Pinatubo cooled the earth for 3 years! Tons of industrial pollution and dust from what rapidly industrializing country is degrading the air quality in Washington and Oregon? 
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Iran

  • 3. 
    The boundary between tow air masses with different temperatures and densities is called a _____________ 
    • A. 

      Climate

    • B. 

      Weather

    • C. 

      Front

    • D. 

      Typhoon

  • 4. 
     After this chapter you should be able to understand what is going on when watching the weather man on tv. Which of the following is often associated with Fair or good weather?
    • A. 

      Low Pressure System

    • B. 

      High Pressure System

    • C. 

      1 atm

    • D. 

      Typhoon

  • 5. 
       The rotation of the earth prevents air currents from moving due north or south from the equator. Wind is deflected to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere in what is called the ___________ effect.
  • 6. 
    Open another web page and google Hadley Cells. Where are the hadley cells located? 
    • A. 

      0 - 30 degrees latitude

    • B. 

      30 - 60 degrees latitude

    • C. 

      60 - 90 degrees latitude

  • 7. 
     Which is worse for the United States -  El Nino or La Nina?
    • A. 

      El Nino

    • B. 

      La Nina

  • 8. 
     Without the greenhouse gases the average temperature of the planet would be ____ instead of its current 15C (59F)
    • A. 

      - 10C

    • B. 

      -22 C

    • C. 

      5 C

    • D. 

      - 18 C

  • 9. 
     When moist air blowing inland from an ocean reaches a mountain range, it cools as it is forced to rise and expand. This causes the air to lose most of its moisture as rain and snow on the windward (wind-facing) slopes. As the drier air mass flows down the leeard (awa from the wind) slopes, it draws moisture out of the plants and soil over which it passes. The lower precipitation and the resulting semiarid or arid conditions on the leeward side of high mountains are called the ___________           ______       _________.    3 word answer - spell correctly and all lower case
  • 10. 
     Cities also create distinct microclimates. Bricks, concrete, asphalt, and other building materials absorb and hold heat, and buildings block wind flow. Motor vehicles and climate control systems of buildings release large quantities of heat and pollutants. As a result, cities tend to have more haze and smog, higher temperatures, and lower wind speeds than the surrounding country-side. This is known as the _________________________
    • A. 

      City climate effect

    • B. 

      City effect

    • C. 

      Heat island effect

    • D. 

      Human heat effect

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