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What is the name of a scientist who studies the weather?




What happens when air near the ground is warmed by sunlight?

The warm air radiates and becomes cool again.

The warm air evaporates into the cooler air.

The warm air expands and rises, resulting in convection.

Which of the following statements is true?

Evaporation releases heat and thus cools the atmosphere.

Evaporation absorbs heat and thus cools the atmosphere.

Evaporation absorbs heat and thus warms the atmosphere.

When dense, cold air pushes beneath warmer atmospheric air, the lighter warmer air rises. As this air rises into the atmosphere it cools and some of the water vapor in it condenses. Which of the following will most likely form as this occurs?

a cloud

a rainbow

a tornado

Which of the following measurements is not used to measure the weather?




What is a rainbow?

A rainbow is light that becomes separated into its individual colors.

A rainbow is created by the headlights of airplanes that use multiple colored light bulbs.

A rainbow is a reflection of colorful airplanes.

What is condensation?

Condensation is changing of gas to a liquid.

Condensation is changing of a liquid to a gas.

Condensation is changing solid to a liquid.

Which of the following is not a correct cloud type?

stratus clouds

citrus clouds

cumulus clouds

Which form of electric discharge appears in nature?


ocean currents


An instrument used for measuring rainfall is called

a rain gauge

a thermometer

a wind rose

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