How Surface Winds Are Created


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What is the height where surface winds are measured?

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1. Which of the following describes the directions that winds blow?

2. What are the two largest contributors to creating winds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Wind is an important part of nature, and this quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of how wind is created as well as some important vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet cover the following topics:

  • The height at which surface winds are measured
  • Terms that describe the directions winds blow
  • Contributors to creating winds
  • A word for winds that blow thousands of miles
  • What the Coriolis Effect is

Skills Practiced

These assessments test your use of the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on surface winds
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the measurement of surface winds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how winds are created

Additional Learning

Further your knowledge of surface winds by reviewing the lesson called How Surface Winds Are Created. This lesson covers the following:

  • What the pressure gradient force is and how it affects wind
  • The two types of surface winds and how they differ
  • What affects winds at shorter distances