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Meteorology

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meteorology
the study of the climate and weather in a place
weather
The happenings in the atmosphere at a certain time. What the air outside is like, cloudy, rainy, snowy, sunny, windy.
wind
the horizontal movement of air from high to low pressure
local winds
the movement of air in sea and land breezes that result from the heat of the land and water
jet stream
extremely strong winds flowing in predictable patterns ~10km above the surface of the earth
global winds
the large, general patterns of air movement on the planet; the names are polar easterlies, prevailing westerlies, and trade winds

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