Study Guide for Weather Chapter #2 Test


  1. Know the percentage content of gases in earth’s atmosphere (What ARE the gases & what percent 

of each one is found in the atmosphere?).

  1. Know what happens to gases when they are heated & cooled.
  2. Know the relationship between altitude & air density.
  3. Know the boiling and freezing point of water in Celsius & Fahrenheit.
  4. Know the relationship between wet bulb evaporation & relative humidity.
  5. Know the factors that affect an area’s temperature.
  6. Know what effect oceans have on climate.
  7. Know what causes the seasons.
  8. Know what kind of weather the 3 climate zones have.
  9. Know the effect on sea levels due to major glaciations.
  10. Know why we boiled water in the flask & balloon labs.
  11. Know the relationship between air volume & density.
  12. Know what causes air pressure.
  13. What are the people who study weather called?
  14. Know the factors that determine the climate of a region.
  15. Know the main theories for climate change.
  16. When did dinosaurs become extinct?
  17. How many degrees is the earth tilted on its axis?
  18. Know how to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit (C x 1.8 + 32 = F).
  19. Know all the vocabulary words in the chapter.
  20. Know how to calculate relative humidity.
  21. Know what “wind chill” is – look it up on the Internet.
  22. Know the names and relative locations of the major ocean currents (NOTE:  There will be a diagram on the test with no names – you’ll have to identify EACH current! – look on page 57).
  23. Review the importance of the Sahara desert diagram on page 59.
  24. Read page 77 – there is a question that comes from the “Connections” page.  What is a person called who studies ancient climates?
  25. Know the locations of climate zones by degrees latitude.
  26. Know what “sublimation” is and how to spell it.
  27. Review El Nino.  Know what it is and its effect on world wide weather.
  28. Study the diagrams on page 57, 60, & 63
  29. Know that nitrogen comprises 78% of the earth’s atmosphere and that oxygen has about 21%