# C Period How Scientist Study The Earth ~ Quiz

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### I am a representation of earth or part of earth on a flat surface.

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Thermometer

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Anemometer

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Map

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Globe

C. Map
Explanation
A map is a representation of the earth or a part of the earth on a flat surface. It provides a visual depiction of the geographical features, boundaries, and locations of different places. Unlike a globe, which represents the earth in a three-dimensional form, a map is two-dimensional and can be easily carried and used for navigation, planning, or studying purposes. Therefore, a map is the correct answer as it accurately describes the given statement.

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### I view clouds and orbit from North to South Pole.

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TIROS

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POES

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GOES

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EOS

B. POES
Explanation
POES stands for Polar Operational Environmental Satellites. These satellites are designed to orbit the Earth from the North to South Pole, providing continuous monitoring of the Earth's weather and climate. This aligns with the statement in the question that the viewer is observing clouds and orbit from the North to South Pole. Therefore, POES is the correct answer.

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### I am an instrument that measures wind speed and direction

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Thermometer

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Anemometer

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Map

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Globe

B. Anemometer
Explanation
An anemometer is a device used to measure wind speed and direction. It consists of cups that catch the wind and spin, which is then converted into a measurement of wind speed. By using this instrument, meteorologists and scientists can accurately determine the strength and direction of the wind. Therefore, the anemometer is the correct answer as it specifically measures wind speed and direction.

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### I am an instrument that measures temperature.

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Thermometer

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Anemometer

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Map

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Globe

A. Thermometer
Explanation
A thermometer is a device used to measure temperature. It typically consists of a glass tube filled with a liquid (such as mercury or alcohol) that expands or contracts based on the temperature. The liquid rises or falls in the tube, indicating the temperature. Therefore, a thermometer is the correct answer as it is specifically designed to measure temperature.

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### I am a representation of earth on a sphere surface.

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Thermometer

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Anemometer

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Map

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Globe

D. Globe
Explanation
A globe is a representation of the earth on a spherical surface. It accurately depicts the shape and features of the earth, including its landmasses, oceans, and continents. Unlike a map, which is a two-dimensional representation, a globe provides a more realistic and accurate portrayal of the earth's geography. A thermometer measures temperature, an anemometer measures wind speed, and while a map can show the earth's features, it does not represent the earth on a spherical surface like a globe does. Therefore, a globe is the correct answer in this context.

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### I am a weather satellite that orbits Earth taking photos and collecting measurements.

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TIROS

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POES

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GOES

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EOS

A. TIROS
Explanation
TIROS stands for Television Infrared Observation Satellite. It was the first weather satellite launched by NASA in 1960. TIROS was designed to orbit Earth and capture images of the weather patterns using television and infrared cameras. It also collected measurements of temperature, humidity, and cloud cover. TIROS revolutionized weather forecasting by providing real-time data and images of the Earth's atmosphere, allowing meteorologists to better understand and predict weather patterns.

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### I collect information about land, ocean surfaces, clouds, and Earth's atmosphere.

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TIROS

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POES

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GOES

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EOS

D. EOS
Explanation
EOS stands for Earth Observing System. It is a series of satellites that collect information about land, ocean surfaces, clouds, and Earth's atmosphere. The satellites in the EOS program provide valuable data for various scientific research and monitoring purposes, including climate change studies, weather forecasting, and natural disaster monitoring.

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### GOES stand for Geostationary  _________    _________    _________ 2 pts total

orbiting environmental satellite
Explanation
GOES stands for Geostationary Orbiting Environmental Satellite. This acronym is used to refer to a specific type of satellite that is positioned in geostationary orbit around the Earth. These satellites are designed to continuously monitor and gather data about the Earth's atmosphere, weather patterns, and other environmental conditions. The term "orbiting environmental satellite" accurately describes the purpose and function of the GOES satellites, making it the correct answer.

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### POES stand for _________     _________    Environmental    _________? 2 pts total

polar orbiting satellite
Explanation
POES stands for polar orbiting satellite. This type of satellite follows a polar orbit, meaning it passes over or near the Earth's poles on each orbit. These satellites are used to gather data about the Earth's environment, including weather patterns, climate change, and other environmental factors. They provide valuable information for weather forecasting, scientific research, and monitoring of the Earth's atmosphere and surface.

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### I view clouds and orbit in sync (same timing) with Earth's surface.

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TIROS

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POES

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GOES

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EOS

C. GOES
Explanation
GOES stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. Geostationary satellites, like GOES, are positioned in orbit at the same rotational speed as the Earth, allowing them to maintain a fixed position relative to the Earth's surface. This means that they are always in sync with the Earth's surface, making them ideal for observing and monitoring weather patterns and cloud formations. Therefore, the given statement aligns with the characteristics of the GOES satellite.

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### Name one other instrument that a meteorologist uses other than thermometer and anemometer.

Explanation
Meteorologists use various instruments to gather data and study weather patterns. One such instrument is a weather balloon, which is equipped with sensors to measure temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure as it ascends through the atmosphere. Satellites are also used to collect data from space, providing valuable information about cloud cover, precipitation, and temperature. Radar systems help in detecting and tracking precipitation, storms, and other weather phenomena. Computers are essential tools for meteorologists, as they analyze and model large amounts of data to make accurate weather predictions.

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### EOS stands for _______________    _________________    _________________. 2 pts total

Earth Observing System
Explanation
EOS stands for Earth Observing System. The Earth Observing System (EOS) is a program initiated by NASA to monitor the Earth's climate, land, oceans, and atmosphere. It consists of a series of satellites and instruments that collect data to better understand and study the Earth's systems. The EOS program provides valuable information for scientists, researchers, and policymakers to make informed decisions and take necessary actions for the benefit of our planet.

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### TIROS stands for ___________   ____________   ____________   _____________. 2 pts total    HINT remember the R is in the word with the I.

N/A
Explanation
The question is asking for the expansion of the acronym TIROS. However, the given answer is "N/A" which stands for "Not Available". This suggests that there is no available expansion for the acronym TIROS.

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