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Unformatted text preview: YSU Weather CHapter 8 questions Hide All Show All Shuffle Help Answer In a synoptic-scale cyclone, vertical wind speeds are usually ___________ horizontal wind speeds. weaker than A force has both direction and magnitude. The ______ causes air to flow from areas of relatively high pressure to areas of relatively low pressure. pressure gradient force A vertical air pressure gradient is directed from the ______ to the ______. troposphere.......................stratosphere _____ is numerically equivalent to a force per unit mass. Acceleration ______ is the movement of air measured relative to the Earth's surface. e. Wind At middle latitudes, the surface air pressure is higher in a(n) anticyclone. Neglecting friction and the Coriolis Effect, what would be the direction of the wind along a coastline if the air pressure were higher over the land than over the adjacent water body? from land to water A change in horizontal air pressure gradient from 2 mb per 100 kilometers to 4 mb per 100 kilometers will result in ______ wind speed. higher Due to the air pressure gradient alone, a parcel of air is accelerated toward low pressure and perpendicular to isobars....
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