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Weather Instruments

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Barometer
Measures air pressure.
Rain Gauge
A device for collecting and measuring the amount of rain that falls.
Hygrometer
An instrument for measuring the humidity of the air or a gas.
Sling Psychrometer
Instrument used to measure relative humidity
consists of dry bulb and wet bulb
difference in temperature indicates amount of water vapor in the air
Wind Vane
Measures wind direction.
Weather Balloon
A balloon equipped with meteorological apparatus that is sent into the atmosphere to provide information about the weather.
Anemometer
Measures wind speed.
Radar
Used to find location, movement, and amount of precipitation
Satellite
An artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication.
Thermometer
Measures air temperature.
Celsius
O degrees freezing
100 degrees boiling
for water
Fahrenheit
Freezing 32 degrees
Boiling 212 degrees
for Water

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