Earth Science worksheet
    Topic: Dewpoint
    Base your answers to questions 1 on the photographs below and on your knowledge of Earth science. One photograph shows a digital device that recorded several weather variables. The second photograph shows two weather instruments, labeled A and B.

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    Based on the outside air temperature and relative humidity shown on the digital device, what is the approximate dewpoint for the time shown on the device?

    (1) 8°C

    (2) 12°C

    (3) 18°C

    (4) 31°C


    The station model below shows several weather variables recorded at a particular location.

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    What was the most likely dewpoint at this location?

    (1) 32°F

    (2) 40°F

    (3) 61°F

    (4) 70°F


    What is the dewpoint when the dry-bulb temperature is 8°C and the wet-bulb temperature is 2°C?

    (1) 28°C

    (2) 6°C

    (3) 3°C

    (4) −9°C

    Base your answers to questions 4 on the weather map below and on your knowledge of Earth science. On the weather map, the location of the center of a high-pressure system (H) and a front are shown. Isobar values are labeled in millibars (mb). Weather station models represent the weather conditions at Atlanta, Georgia, and Tampa, Florida.

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    Describe one piece of evidence shown on the map that indicates that Tampa, Florida, has a high probability of precipitation. [1]

    Allow 1 credit. Acceptable responses include, but are not limited to:

    • — The dewpoint and air temperature are close together./high relative humidity

    • — 100% cloud cover/overcast

    • — Tampa is close to a front.

    • — The air pressure is low.

    Base your answers to questions 5 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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    Determine the dewpoint and the relative humidity of the air at Earth’s surface. [1]

    Dewpoint: ______________°C Relative humidity: ________%

    Allow 1 credit if both dewpoint and relative humidity are correct.

    • Dewpoint: 8°C

    • Relative humidity: 40%