Weather or Not
This is a fun way to study Weather vocabulary for a Science Olympiad competition!
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A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure at any given height and source reigon
Fronts are when any two air masses meet. The four major types of fronts are cold, occluded, warm, and stationary. Also known as C.O.W.S. They do not mix.
Ares in the atmosphere that have lower pressure than the surrounding areas and has winds that spiral towards the center. (LOW) As the air n the center of a cyclone rises it cools and forms clouds and rain.
High pressure centers of dry air
maps providing overall picture of weather activity across Earth collected from weather stations
instruments such as wind vanes, barometers, rain gauges to gather information for local weather conditions. These are observed and recorded.
Global circulation patterns
caused by uneven heating of Earth's surface and Earth's rotation.
looks like a piece of floating cotton; life span of around 40 minutes
a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
thunderstorm clouds formed by cumulus cloud growth; convective updrafts sometimes at speeds of over 50 knots
low clouds; below 2000m; gray fog like clouds; flat
usually fair weather clouds sometimes has low intensity precipitation such as drizzle; vary in color from dark to light gray with breaks of clear sky in between
thick enough to block out the Sun entirely(gloomy day clouds); in the winter months they may contain ice and snow , Clouds that are low-level, uniform layer, usually very dark, that bring strong precipitation
Clouds at mid-level that form a light sheet that lets the sun or moon show as a bright spot.
A middle cloud, usually white or gray. Often occurs in layers or patches with wavy, rounded masses or rolls.
Flat layers, no precipitation, high
a cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples
a trail of condensed water from an aircraft or rocket at high altitude, seen as a white streak against the sky
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