Rossby Waves & Cyclonic Activity


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Which answer best describes the Coriolis Effect?

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1. Horizontal waves that are found in winds at high-altitudes are known as:

2. High-pressure systems are associated with which weather phenomenon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The main goal of these tools is to challenge your knowledge of rossby waves and cyclonic activity in Earth's atmosphere.The quiz will also explore high-pressure systems and the Coriolis Effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics explored in this quiz will include:

  • The Coriolis Effect
  • Horizontal waves
  • High-pressure systems

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills using this printable quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - recall the information concerning systems of winds that have low pressure centers to identify them
  • Defining key terms - use what you have read concerning the Coriolis Effect to identify its definition
  • Making connections - using the information given about high-pressure systems, determine the weather phenomenon they are associated with

Additional Learning

To deepen your understanding of rossby waves and cyclonic activity, study the lesson entitled Rossby Waves & Cyclonic Activity. These are some topics it will cover:

  • How these horizontal waves influence the earth's surface
  • Divergence
  • Convergence