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meteorology vocabulary

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Meteorology
study of the earths weather
meteorologist
scientist who observes and predicts the weather
air pressure
the force air exerts on the earths surface and anything on it
air mass
a large body of air with the same tempature and humidity
front
the boundary where two diffrent air masses meet
stationary front
a front that occurs when cold and warm air masses meet but neither is moving
occluded weather
a warm front thats overtaken by a cold front
doppler radar
tracking system that sends out pulses of radio waves to provide detailed pictures of weather
fahrenheit
tempature scale on which 32 degrees is freezing and 212 degrees is boiling
celsius
tempature scale on which 0 degrees is freezing and 100 degrees is boiling

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