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Mrs. Romary's 5th Grade Weather and Climate Vocabulary

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weather
the condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place (temperature, precipitation, humidity,
wind speed and direction)
climate
the average pattern of weather that occurs in a certain location over a long period of time (years!)
thermometer
scienctific tool used to measure temperature
temperature
a measure of how cold or hot
the air temperature is
rain gauge
a scientific tool to measure the amount of precipitation that has fallen
humidity
a measure of the amount of
water vapor in the air
front
the border where two air masses meet
(an air mass is a large body of air that has similar temperature and humidity - warm air masses and cool air masses)
anemometer
a scienctific tool that measures
wind speed
barometer
a scientific tool that measures
air pressure
wind
moving air in our atmosphere
weather map
a map that uses symbols to show weather data
climate zone
an area on Earth that has similar average temperatures and precipitation
throughout the year
equator
an imaginary line around the Earth,
equally distant from
North and South Poles, it divides the Earth
into Northern Hemisphere
and Southern Hemisphere
latitude
a measure of how far north or south a place is from the equator
air pressure
a measure of the weight of the atmosphere pressing down on Earth, high pressure is usually happy weather, low pressure is usually lousy weather