Symbols & Maps Used to Analyze Weather


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What is the station model?

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1. Why do meteorologists use symbols and maps to analyze the weather?

2. What does the central symbol in the station model tell you?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Meteorologists use special types of maps to help predict weather conditions. The quiz tests your knowledge of these maps as well as symbols related to meteorology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz requires you to:

  • Describe the station model
  • Explain the purpose of maps and symbols to study the weather
  • Know the central symbol in the station model
  • Describe where the current temperature is found
  • Identify the meaning of the symbol to the left side of the station model

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can properly define main terms, such as station model
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to explain where a location's current temperature is displayed in the station model
  • Reading comprehension - show that you can pull the most essential information from the related lesson on weather maps and symbols

Additional Learning

Understand this topic better by reviewing the lesson entitled Symbols & Maps Used to Analyze Weather. Lesson objectives include:

  • Describe the responsibilities of meteorologists
  • Understand the difference between a surface map and an upper air chart
  • Use symbols to identify cloud types