Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Essentials Quiz

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What is air pressure?

The force per unit area exerted by the weight of the atmosphere

What primarily causes air pressure?

The motion, size, and number of air molecules

How does air pressure change with altitude?

Decreases as altitude increases

What is a symptom of acute mountain sickness?


Why is air at high altitudes described as 'thin'?

Because it has a lower density and less oxygen

Test your knowledge of atmospheric pressure and wind essentials with this quiz covering chapters 8-14. Explore concepts such as air pressure, pressure relationships, and the impact of altitude on pressure and density.

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