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Types of Weather Maps & Images

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Which of these is not actually a map?

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1. Which of these would be most useful for tracking a hurricane?

2. Which could help you determine ground temperature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are different types of maps and images that meteorologists use to bring us the weather. Quiz questions will deal with the different types of commonly used maps and what those images are able to show.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Which tools are considered maps
  • Tools used to track a hurricane
  • How ground temperature is determined
  • What instrument can differentiate between clouds and rain
  • How rain affects radar

Skills Practiced

By completing these assessments, students will be able to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure you are able to accurately define the different types of maps that are used
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast instruments such as radar and surface maps
  • Information recall - access knowledge you have gained about how ground temperature is measured

Additional Learning

To understand more about how different types of weather are tracked, review the lesson Types of Weather Maps & Images. In it, you will learn more about the following:

  • The distance in which certain maps can track weather happenings
  • Why some tools work better than others for different types of weather
  • Definitions surrounding weather maps and images
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