Regents Earth Science Test Preparation Practice

    Transfer Of Heat Energy


    Base your answers to questions 11 on the weather map below, which shows the locations of a high-pressure center (H) and a low-pressure center (L) over a portion of North America. The isolines indicate surface air pressures.

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    Base your answers to questions 12 on the diagram below and on your knowledge of Earth science. The diagram represents a weather balloon as it rises from Earth’s surface to 1000 meters (m). The air temperature and wet-bulb temperature values in degrees Celsius (°C) and the air pressure values in millibars (mb) are given for three altitudes.

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    Base your answers to questions 13 on the diagram below and on your knowledge of Earth science. The diagram represents a landscape containing a stream. The arrows represent the movement of water in the water cycle. Letter A is a location where a certain water cycle process is occurring.

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    Base your answers to questions 14 on the Atlantic hurricane map below and on your knowledge of Earth science. The arrows on the map show the tracks of various hurricanes that occurred during late summer and early fall.

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    Base your answers to questions 15 on the passage and map below and on your knowledge of Earth science. The map shows a satellite image of a nor’easter that influenced the weather of the northeastern United States. The white areas represent clouds associated with this storm system. The locations of North Carolina and Albany, New York, are labeled on the map. The storm’s low-pressure center is represented by letter L. Letters cP and mT represent two air masses.


    A nor’easter is a large, low-pressure storm system that moves along the east coast of the United States. The wind over the land blows generally from the northeast as the center of the low passes by a location, hence the name nor’easter. Due to the circulation of winds around the center of the low-pressure system, large amounts of precipitation occur as moist air is carried from the ocean to the land. These storms usually intensify off of the North Carolina coast as they track toward the northeast.

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