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2014-15 Honors Earth Science Final Exam Study Guide
CH 11 Atmosphere
What is the difference between radiation, conduction, and convection?
What happens if a pot of water were heated from the top?
What are different types of clouds? Describe each cloud.
What gases does Earth’s atmosphere contain?
Define relative humidity and temperature inversion.
Ch 12 Meteorology
What is an air mass? What are different types of air masses?
What is an air mass modification?
What are some different types of fronts?
What type of weather is associated with these types of fronts?
Explain the difference between weather vs. climate.
Explain Coriolis Effect and Doppler Effect?
How is an infrared imagery useful?
Ch 13 The Nature of Storms
How is the thunderstorm formed?
How is hurricane formed? Explain the characteristics of three points of the hurricane( eye, eyewall, and
How is the lightning formed?
How is the cyclone formed?
How is the hail formed?
Define supercell and storm surge.
Why is an air mass thunderstorm form?
Ch 14 Earthquakes
How is an earthquake formed?
Define stress, strain, and tension.
What is a fault? What are three different types of fault?
What are three types of seismic waves?
What is the difference between body waves and surface waves.
What is an epicenter of the earthquake?
Define focus.
Describe how a seismometer works? What are different parts of the seismometer?
During an earthquake, what keeps the mass and the pen attached to the seismometer from moving?
Describe Earth’s seismic belts.
What is a seismic gap?
Describe each of the three types of fault. Provide an example of location where each of the faults can
Ch 28 Our Solar System
How is the solar system formed?
Know the order of each planet of the solar system.
What is Kepler’s First Law?
What force draws the matter in an interstellar cloud together to form a star>
Define the following termsMeteors: