What is the tendency of Earth's rotation to turn winds called?

Coriolis Effect
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Tornado
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Water Cycle
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Deep trenches such as the Grand Canyon were formed by what process?
Erosion
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What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
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What are mounds of sand that have been windblown called?
Dunes
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What is a sudden collapse and downward motion of ice and rocks down a mountainside?
Avalanche
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What is the formal name for climate studies?
Climatology
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Approximately what fraction of the Earth's air is made up of oxygen?
One-Fifth
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What event is caused by radiation hitting the Earth's atmosphere?
Northern Lights
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The average rain drop falls at a rate of how many feet per second?
21
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What does Earth do to cause night and day?
Rotates
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In the United States, summer officially begins in which month?
June
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What does your body use to get rid of salt?
Water
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What is the release of water vapor from plants called?
Transpiration
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What is the imaginary line that runs from the North to the South Pole called?
Axis
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What are the broken-off pieces of glaciers that make it to the open sea called?
Icebergs
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What type of scientist studies microscopic plants and animals?
Microbiologist
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What layer in the atmosphere is responsible for filtering out solar radiation?
Ozone Layer
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What type of rock is coal?
Sedimentary Rock
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What is the name of the submerged fringe of a continent?
Continental Shelf
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What happens to the pressure of water as depth under the water increases?
It Increases
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What are the seasonal rains that occur in southeast Asia called?
Monsoon
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What fuels were formed from the decayed remains of plants and animals?
Fossil Fuels
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What sort of storm is shaped like a funnel and is very destructive when it touches down?
Tornado
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