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Use the websites or documents provided below to answer the questions on
the Weather Research packet. Restate the question in your answer and develop
full and complete sentences.

1) What is weather?



2) How does weather work? What are the 6 major factors that create weather?


3) What is the study of weather, climate, and the atmosphere called?



4) What is climate? Name the 4 factors that make climate.
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/climate/cli_define.html



5) What are the differences and similarities between weather & climate?
Use the Venn Diagram in the research packet:

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Watch the video to answer questions #6 - #14:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY965ss5w2U

6) What four features are interconnected on Earth?


7) What drives atmospheric circulation and weather patterns?


8) What covers 40% of the Earth atmosphere? What covers 70% of the Earth's surface?


9) Where do the hurricanes form that move toward the Eastern United States?


10) How does the sun's energy affect the temperature of the Earth's oceans? Where are they warmest? Coolest? Why?


11) What are the causes of El Nino? Draw an illustration showing how El Nino works:


12) The Earth's crust is not fixed and is moving, why?


13) What phenomenon is the direct cause of Earthquakes?


14) How do the atmosphere, land, and water affect all life on Earth?



15) Use the weather website to find out what the current weather conditions are in Erie right now and provide the information below. Give both the American and the Metric
units of measure and document the date and time you gather the information.

https://weather.com/weather/today/l/48133:4:US

http://www.intellicast.com/National/ForecastToday.aspx

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/erie-township-mi/48133/weather-forecast/2210942

https://www.wunderground.com/maps/

http://www.13abc.com/weather

https://weather.com/science/weather-explainers/news/experience-formation-tornado



....................................................American .........................................Metric

Temperature: .....................................F: ...........................................................C:


Wind Chill:

Humidity:

Air Pressure:................................inches.............................................................millibars

Precipitation:

Wind Direction:

Wind Speed:.................................miles per hour.................................kilometers

Cloud Cover:

Dew Point:................................................F............................................................C