Weather Vocabulary Part 1
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A large region of the atmosphere where the air has similar properties.
The force put on a give area by the weight of the air above it.
A device for measuring air pressure.
A front where cold air moves in under a warm air mass. They bring brief, heavy storms. Skies are usually clearer after the storm and the weather is usually cooler and drier.
High Pressure System
Winds blow outward from the center, winds curve to the right in a clock wise pattern.
The amount of water vapor in the air.
A device that measure humidity.
Low Pressure System
Winds blow towards the center, in a counter clockwise pattern.
A comparison of how much water vapor is in the air and how much the air could hold at a given temperature if it were full or saturated.
A belt of winds around Earth moving from high pressure zones toward the low pressure at the equator.
west to eat winds that occur in the temperate zones of the earth. They move air masses from west to east across the United States but may be deflected by the jet stream.
This forms a boundary between a cold air mass and a warm air mass. It is a strong westerly wind that blows in a narrow band in earths upper atmosphere at the same altitudes at which airplanes fly.
A front where warm air moves in over a cold air mass. They bring light steady rain or snow. Precipitation lasts for days. When the front passes, the weather is usually warmer and more humid.
What the lower atmosphere is like at any given place and time
How hot or cold it is on a daily basis.
A device that measures the temperature
A device that measure wind speed
A device that measure the direction of the wind
A device that measure the amount of rain that falls from the sky.