The Effect of Atmospheric Moisture on Climate Variability


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Which word best describes this statement:

It is 60 degrees F today in Seattle, Washington.

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1. Why is there more water vapor in the air when it's warm?

2. Because water vapor traps heat energy and radiates it back to the earth, it is known as a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of atmospheric moisture and climate variability. The information presented in this quiz will assess you on topics such as, global warming, water vapor, and warmer temperatures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be quizzed on the following:

  • The phrase used to describe when water vapors capture heat energy
  • The results of warmer temperatures
  • The impact of global warming on water vapor

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why there is an increase in water vapor when the air is warm
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the results of warmer temperatures
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the impact of global warming and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To acquire additional insight on atmospheric moisture and climate variability, review the lesson called The Effects of Atmospheric Moisture on Climate Variability. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Differences between climate and temperature
  • The greenhouse effect
  • Changes in the climate