Land and Sea Breeze Diagrams by davebusters

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									Land and Sea Breeze Diagrams                   Name ___________________________

Use the text and diagrams on pages 538-540 in your textbook to help you.

Requirements:                                                     Self check before turning in the diagrams.
                                                                  Did you do each of these things?
      Use the back of this sheet of paper.                                 _____
      Draw the land breeze diagram on one half of the paper
       and a sea breeze diagram on the other half.                          _____
      The diagrams must be VERY NEAT and in COLOR.                         _____
      Each diagram should show whether the breeze is
       occurring during the day or night.                                   _____
      On each diagram label the high pressure areas
       with a blue “H” and the low-pressure areas with a red “L”.           _____
      Draw an upward pointing arrow where warm air rises
                     AND label it “warm air rises”.                         _____
      Draw a downward pointing arrow where cool air sinks
                     AND label it “cool air sinks”.                         _____
      Draw a horizontal arrow to show the land breeze or sea breeze
                     AND label it “wind”.                                   _____

  1) Does land or water warm up faster during the day? __________

   2) Does land or water cool down faster at night? __________

   3) Why does warm air rise?

   4) Does a land breeze come from over the land or over the sea? __________

   5) Does a sea breeze come from over the land or over the sea? __________

   6) Wind blows from high to low pressure or low to high pressure? __________

   7) Does warm air rise at high or low-pressure areas? __________

   8) What does cooler air do as warmer air rises?

   9) Do you think a sea breeze would be stronger with really warm water or really cold water?

   10) In five words or less, explain what causes local winds.

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