16 terms



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Cold front
The boundary of an advancing mass of cold air
Stationary front
A pair of air masses, neither of which is strong enough to replace the other
An instrument for measuring the speed of the wind, or of any current of gas
Warm front
The boundary of advancing mass of warm air, In particular the leading edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system
A storm with thunder and lightning and typically also heavy rain or hail
A system for detecting the pressure, direction, distance, and speed of aircraft, ships, and other objects
Occluded front
A composite front produced by occlusion
A mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system
Air mass
A body of air with horizontally uniform temperature, humidity, and pressure
Mid Atlantic cyclone
A cyclone in an area of low pressure around which the wind flow counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere
An instrument for measuring and indicating temperature
A battery powered telemetry instrument package carried into the atmosphere
A storm with violent wind
An instrument measuring atmospheric pressure, use S facially for forecasting the weather in determining altitude
Wind vane
A device that measures the direction of the wind
Station model
Are symbolic illustrations showing the whether occurring at a given reporting station