2.5 Vocabulary Review
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Body of air with temperature, humidity, and pressure
A boundary between air masses, or where two air masses meet
Happens when a cold air mass meets a warm air mass and pushes it out of its way like a big bad bully. And just like a bully, cold fronts bring heavy precipitation like severe thunderstorms, lots of rain, and maybe even snow! Followed by cool, dry air.
Happens when a warm air mass meets a cold air mass and pushes it out of the way. Brings light precipitation. Followed by
Happens when warm and cold air masses meeet but neither is strong enough to overtake the other. Brings cloudy, wet weather
Happens when warm air gets sandwiched in between two cold air masses.
Violent windstorms that take the formation of a rotating column of air called a vortex and is formed from a cumulonimbus cloud
Spinning funnel thingy that extends downward from a cumulonimbus cloud
Whirling tropical cyclones that produces winds of extraordinary strength- but called hurricanes in the US
Low Pressure System
Causes "lousy" weather, associated with cyclones and hurricanes, moves counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere
High Pressure System
Causes "happy" weather! Moves clockwise in the Norhtern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere
The amount of water vapor present in the air is a percentage of the amount needed for saturation
The point at which water droplets begin to condense and dew can form
Includes rain, sleet, snow, and hail
Ice balls of frozen death
Rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes, which is mainly caused iby industrious actions, such as the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, waste gases like sulfur and nitrogen oxides, which combine with atmospheric water to form acids
Gaseous phase of water- yes, Anthony, its part of the water cycle! Can be produced from the evaporation or boiling of liquid water or from the sublimation of ice.
Storm that generates lightning and thunder and frequently produces gusty winds, heavy rain and hail
A visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground and its in the atmosphere
What causes wind?
Areas of high pressure going down to areas of low pressure.
An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
An instrument that measures and indicates temperature
Instrument for measuring the speed of the wind
A hygrometer consisting of a wet and dry- bulb thermometer and determines atmospheric humidity.
Layers of the Atmosphere
Skylar, Lizzey and Elias's Acronym for the Layers of the Astmosphere
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