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Wheather & The Atmosphere Vocbulary
Terms in this set (24)
Large body of air that has the same temperature and humidity throughout.
Pressure exerted on the Earth by gravity pulling the air toward the Earth's surface.
High pressure area containing cold and dry air.
Envelope of gases surrounding the Earth.
Instrument that measures air pressure.
Feathery, fibrous cloud that forms at a very high altitude.
Type of front that forms when a mass of cold air meets and replaces a mass of warm air.
Direct transfer of heat from one substance to another.
Cold, dry air mass that forms over Northern Canada.
Dry, hot air mass that forms over Mexico in the summer.
Transfer of through a fluid.
Movement of a fluid caused by the unequal heating of fluid.
Apparent shift in the path of any fluid or object moving above the surface of the Earth due to its rotation of the Earth.
Large cloud that produces thunder storms.
Puffy cloud with a flat bottom that forms at an altitude of 2.4 to 13.5 km.
Area of low pressure containing rising warm air.
Temperature at which water vapor condenses.
Boundary between air masses.
Heat-trapping process, in which heat energy is trapped by the Earth's atmosphere and cannot return to space.
Line on a weather map connecting locations to have the same barometers pressures.
Line on a weather map connecting locations that have the same temperature.
Flow of air from the land to the sea.
Air mass that forms over the Pacific Ocean and brings cool air in the summer and heavy snow in the winter.
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