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Ms. Campbell's Weather Study Guide

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Barometer
A tool used to measure air pressure
Wind Vane
A tool used to measure wind direction. The arrow points to show where the wind is coming from, so if the arrow is pointing north that means the wind is traveling from the north to south (the opposite direction).
Meteorologist
A scientist who studies weather and the atmosphere
Thermometer
A tool used for measuring temperature. Temperature can be measured in degrees Fahrenheit and degrees Celsius.
Temperature
The amount of heat present. The temperature of an object can be effected if it is in the sun versus the shade, and depending on what color it is and what material it is made out of.
Humidity
The amount of water vapor in the air
Wind
The movement of air over Earth's surface
Water Cycle
The movement of water from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back again
Precipitation
Water that falls from the atmosphere to Earth
Climate
The average weather in a place over many years
Weather
The state of the Earth's atmosphere. Weather changes constantly.
Cirrus Clouds
White, feathery, wispy curls high in the sky.
Stratus Clouds
Low, layered, grayish-white clouds that can cover the whole sky, making it appear dreary. They usually produce rain.
Cumulus Clouds
Seen on a sunny day. They are white, puffy, or billowy heaps. The tops often look like cauliflower.
Evaporation
The process when matter changes from a liquid to a gas.
Condensation
The process when water vapor changes to liquid water forming water droplets.
Anemometer
An instrument that measures wind speed.
Collection
where water (precipitation) gathers
Precipitation
Water that falls from our atmosphere to earth
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