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Science ch17 Vocab

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air mass
a huge body of air that ha; similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure at any given height
tropical
warm
polar
cold
maritime
on water
continental
on land
front
a boundary between two air masses
occluded
cut off
cyclone
A swirling center of low air pressure
anticyclone
A high-pressure center of dry air
storm
a violent commotion or disturbance in atmosphere
thunderstorm
a small storm often accompanied by heavy precipitation and frequent thunder and lightning
lightning
the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash)
tornado
a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
hurricane
is a tropical cyclone that has winds of 119 kilometers per hour or higher
storm surge
a dome of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane lands
evacuate
move out of an unsafe location into safety
meteorologist
scientists who study the causes of weather and try to predict it
isobar
are lines joining places on the map that have same air pressure.
isotherm
are lines joining places on the map that have same temperature