Unit VII AND VIII ASSESSMENT.

1.)What type of air mass would you likely find forming in Arizona?

2.)In your own words, explain how air would circulate around the globe if the Earth were not rotating.

3.)In your own words, explain how wind forms.  What two factors cause winds to deviate?

4.)Recall from your reading about thunderstorm basics to answer: Explain why thunderstorms are most common in the early afternoon and evening.

5.)You awake one winter morning to snow falling. When you look out your window at noon, the snow had changed to rain, and later in the afternoon sleet was falling. This later turned to snow. As you are driving home from work, evening rain was freezing on bridges and roadways as glaze. Describe the vertical temperature strata for each type of precipitation and how such a sequence of precipitation might occur.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

6.)In your own words, contrast terrestrial and Jovian planets.

7.)In your own words, briefly describe how a black hole forms

8.)In your own words, explain why Pluto was “demoted” to a dwarf planet.

9.)How is Earth unique as compared to other planets in our solar system? How is it similar? And finally, what geologic information might we obtain by visiting Mars or Venus that would be similar to what we see on Earth? Your response should be at least 200 words in length

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