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Question Set: Wind Formation and Precipitation

Question Set: Wind Formation and Precipitation

  1. What is wind? How does wind develop?
     
  2. How can air become more dense? How can air become less dense?
     
  3. How are convection currents produced in the atmosphere?
     
  4. Weather reports often include the terms “high-pressure” and “low-pressure” air masses.
    1. What do these terms mean?
    2. What kind of weather do you think is typically associated with high- and low- air pressure air masses? Why?
       
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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.