5th Weather Patterns - Ch. 7
Terms in this set (14)
the amount of water vapor in the air
a device used to measure atmospheric pressure
a large region of the atmosphere in which the air has similar properties
the condition of the troposphere at a particular place and time
the solar radiation that reaches a planet
a device that measure wind speed using cups that rotate when the wind blows
form at the highest altitudes; usually form from ice crystals
puffy clouds that form at middle altitudes
layered clouds that form at low altitudes
the average weather of a place
the dry area on the leeward side of the mountain
a change in weather conditions caused by the sinking of the cold current in the Pacific ocean
hurricanes causes large waves that cause a bulge of water in the ocean
any storm with a low-pressure center that causes a circular pattern of winds to form
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