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SELF QUIZ 6: CLIMATE 1
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1. What is a desert?

2. What is the ratio of potential evapotranspiration to precipitation called? What is it here?

3. What 5 major factors affect potential evapotranspiration?

4. Name the four deserts of the southwest U.S. and their general location, precipitation pattern, and indicator species.

5. What is meant by "sky islands"?

6. What are riparian habitats?

7. How are riparian habitats important?

8. Name two determinants of temperature given in class.

9. Does hot air go up or down? Does cold air go up or down?

10. When air rises, what happens to its temperature? When air sinks, what happens to its temp?

11. Does warm air or cold air potentially hold more water?

12. What is the difference between specific and relative humidity?

13. When the air temperature cools, what happens to the relative humidity of the air? heats?

14. When air rises, what happens to the relative humidity of the air? When air falls?

15. When air rises, is it more or less likely to rain? When air descends?

16. What is dew point?

17. When the dew point increases, is it more or less or equally as likely to rain?

18. Where does our rain here in Tucson come from in the winter? in the summer?

19. What are the three causes of precipitation?