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  1. What do Americans call the autumn?
  2. What was the last name of the hydrographer to the British Royal Navy that created a scale in 1805 that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land?
  3. True or false? The North Pole is much warmer than the South Pole.
  4. Which strong wind, often a descriptor in nautical contexts, does the U.S. National Weather Service define as 34 to 47 knots?

  5. What word means the amount of water vapour in the air?
  6. What term is given for a period of abnormally warm weather in mid to late autumn?
  7. What name is given to any and all forms of water, liquid or solid, that falls from clouds and reaches the ground?
  8. Which popular nautical term refers to the belt near the equator where sailing ships sometimes get stuck on windless waters?
  9. What does an anemometer mesure?
  10. What name is given to the point when the water vapour in the atmosphere is at its maximum level for the existing temperature?


  1. Fall
  2. Beaufort (Sir Francis Beaufort)
  3. True
  4. Gale
  5. Humidity
  6. Indian summer
  7. Precipitation
  8. The doldrums

  9. Wind speed
  10. Saturation point

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