Weather Advanced

Weather Advanced honor
1.      Explain cyclonic and anticyclonic weather conditions and show how they bring about weather changes.

2.      What are cold fronts and warm fronts? How do they move, and what weather conditions do they produce?

3.      Explain the following weather phenomena: chinook winds, trade winds, belt of calms, typhoons, hurricanes, squall line, tornados, and blizzards.

4.      Explain the action of a registering thermometer, registering barograph, hygrometer, and an anemometer.

5.      Correctly read a daily weather map as published by the Weather Service, explaining the symbols and telling how predictions are made.

6.      What is meant by relative humidity and dewpoint?

7.      Draw a cross section of the atmosphere, showing its five layers and describe them.

8.      Keep a weather chart for three weeks. Include the following:
a.       Rainfall (Secure this either from your own home?made device or from official records.)
b.      Barometer reading
c.       Cloud formations
d.      Wind direction and speed
e.       Temperature (high and low)
f.       Moisture (dew, fog, rain, frost, or snow)
g.      Weather forecasts and comparison to reality.

9.      Discuss the effect of sin on weather.

Level 2