15 terms

Weather Terms - 5th grade

rain guage
device used to measure precipitation
the measure of how warm or cold something is
air mass
a large body of air that has the same temperature and level of humidity throughout
a gauge for recording the speed and direction of the wind
a device used to measure air pressure
the amount of water vapor in the air
high pressure
cooler temperature and less moisture
low pressure
hotter temperature and more moisture
air pressure
the weight of the air in an area
caused by differences in air pressure; the uneven heating and cooling of Earth's surface
wind movement
usually winds move from west to east
mountain breeze
the movement of air caused by cool air sinking and moving down the slope of a mountain
mountains and weather
temperature in mountainous areas tend to be lower than those in flat area
is the Earth moving in a path around the Sun, resulting in one Earth year
is Earth turning around itself once every 24 hours resulting in day and night