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Question 1: ________ can kill crops and increase erosion,[101] while overly wet weather can cause harmful fungus growth.
Climate change and agricultureDeforestationKyoto ProtocolDrought

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  An accumulation of ice pellets
  Condensation and coalescence are important parts of the water cycle.
  Lake-effect snow bands near the Korean Peninsula
  Rainfall estimates for southern Japan and the surrounding region from July 20–27, 2009.

Question 3: Rain forests are characterized by high ________, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 1,750 millimetres (69 in) and 2,000 millimetres (79 in).
Earth rainfall climatologyRainClimatePrecipitation (meteorology)

Question 4: ________ is also causing changes in the precipitation pattern globally, including wetter conditions across eastern North America and drier conditions in the tropics.
Global warmingGlobal warming controversyKyoto ProtocolScientific opinion on climate change

Question 5: Like other precipitation, hail forms in storm ________ when supercooled water droplets freeze on contact with condensation nuclei, such as dust or dirt.
Precipitation (meteorology)Cloud condensation nucleiCloudFog

Question 6: While a regular rain pattern is usually vital to healthy ________, too much or too little rainfall can be harmful, even devastating to crops.
FungusArchaeplastidaRed algaePlant

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Example of a five day rainfall forecast from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center
  This anvil-shaped Cumulonimbus incus cloud is composed of hydrometeors.
  An accumulation of ice pellets
  A thunderstorm with heavy precipitation

Question 8: Precipitation is a major component of the water cycle, and is responsible for depositing most of the ________ on the planet.
LakeEarthWater resourcesFreshwater

Question 9: Southwest of extratropical cyclones, curved cyclonic flow bringing cold air across the relatively warm water bodies can lead to narrow ________ bands.
Small-craft advisoryGreat LakesLake effect snow watchLake-effect snow

Question 10: All plants need at least some water to survive, therefore rain (being the most effective means of watering) is important to ________.
Intensive farmingSustainable agricultureOrganic farmingAgriculture


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