Is a state of the Atmosphere at any specific time and place
What is weather?
What instrument measures relative humidity?
What instrument measures temperature?
What instrument measures wind direction?
What instrument measures precipitation?
What instrument measures wind speed?
fair and dry weather
What type of weather is associated when the barometric pressure is...increasing?
stormy and rainy weather
What type of weather is associated when the barometric pressure is...decreasing?
What is the amount of water vapor in the air called?
What type of air can hold more water vapor?
What type of air is more dense?
What is the percentage of the water vapor that air is holding compared to the amount needed for saturation at a specific temperature?
It is the temperature at which the air is saturated and condensation occurs
Describe Dew Point.
Water vapor rises and condenses on to solid particals, (salt or dust). It eventually turns into a liquid.
Describe how a cloud is formed.
cumulus, stratus, and cirrus
What are the 3 main types of clouds?
puffy clouds, formed in all sky elevations, white colored ones indicate fair weather, dark colored ones indicate fair weather, and thick white in color or dark puffy clouds
Describe Cumuls clouds.
thick,flat gray clouds, formed n low to medium elevations, covers entire sky like a blanket, sign of rainy weather, and clouds are very layered
Describe Stratus clouds.
feathery, wispy clouds that contain ice crystals, located in higher elevations, and indicates fair weather followed by rain
Describe Cirrus clouds.
What type of cloud produces thunderstorms, lighting, and hail?
What is the prefix for low elevation clouds?
What is the prefix for middle elevation clouds?
What is the prefix for high elevation clouds?
What type of cloud forms at or near ground?
What is any form of water that falls from the clouds to the surface called?
rain, snow, sleet, hail and freezing rain
What are the 5 main common types of precipitation?
What is water vapor changing directly into ice crystals in the clouds when the air temperature is below freezing?
What is water falling through a layer of freezing air then turning into ice?
What is any form of water that falls from the clouds that occurs above freezing?
What are ice pellets that form inside cumulonimbus clouds during thunderstorms? (their size depends on how many times their rise and fall)
What is water falling from clouds, then freezing after it makes contact with a freezing surface?