Earth unit 2 Meteorology
Terms in this set (20)
A barometer measures
cold front symbol
warm front symbol
red line with semi circles
a front where a warm air mass is caught between two colder air masses and brings cool temperatures and large amounts of rain and snow
A narrow belt of strong winds that blow in the upper troposphere
The flow of cooler air from over an ocean or lake toward land
the flow of air from land to a body of water
a body of air that has about the same temperature and moisture throughout
The effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and currents.
variable that is manipulated
The measurable effect, outcome, or response in which the research is interested.
stationary front symbol
blue triangles and red circles on opposite sides of one line
This is the fuel for a STRONG hurricane!
Instruments used to measure relative humidity or dew point
warm moist air mass
cold dry air mass
measures wind direction
Gulf Stream Current
the current from the South that brings warm water on the coast of North Carolina