Chapter 2 Weather essay questions
1. Explain in detail what happens to a hurricane as it moves over land? Why?
2. What are three methods (not instruments) meteorologists use to collect weather data?
3. What are the characteristics of an air mass that forms over the Gulf of Mexico and over Northern Canada? (4 pts.)
You always see lightning before you hear thunder. That's because light travels at about 300,000,000 m/s, while sound travels only 330 m/s. One way you can determine how close you are to the thunderstorm is by counting how many seconds there are between the lightning and thunder. Usually, it takes thunder about 3 seconds to cover 1 km. Answer the following questions based on this estimate:
4. If you hear thunder 12 seconds after you see the flash of lightning, how far away is the thunderstorm?
Show your work in order to earn full credit. (2 pts.)
Welcome To The 2016-2017 School Year
Overview: Earth-Space Science is required for all eighth grade students. The course covers four broad areas of study: Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Oceanography. During the course of this class we will explore the basic concepts and ideas behind each science, with special emphasis on PA related topics. This eighth grade course is laboratory and hands-on based, stressing “real world” applications.
Textbook(s) and Other Resources used:
Water on Earth
Inside the Restless Earth
Earth’s Changing Surface
Weather and Climate