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17 terms
Meteorology
Convection
Conduction
Radiation
Wind
Process by which, in a fluid being heated, the warmer part of…
Form of heat transfer where heat energy is directly transferr…
Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or…
The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure…
Convection
Process by which, in a fluid being heated, the warmer part of…
Conduction
Form of heat transfer where heat energy is directly transferr…
17 terms
Meteorology
High Pressure
Low Pressure
As temperature increases pressure
Name the source of most of the Earth's…
Cold temperatures, Dry air, More dense, no clouds
Hot temperatures, Humid aid, Less dense, cloudy
DECREASES
SUN
High Pressure
Cold temperatures, Dry air, More dense, no clouds
Low Pressure
Hot temperatures, Humid aid, Less dense, cloudy
14 terms
Meteorology
How does air pressure act on an object?
What do isobars indicate on a weather…
What do close together isobars represe…
In the Northern Hemisphere, winds asso…
Air pressure pushing down is equal to the air pressure pushin…
Air pressure
A steep pressure system and high winds
Counterclockwise
How does air pressure act on an object?
Air pressure pushing down is equal to the air pressure pushin…
What do isobars indicate on a weather…
Air pressure
70 terms
Meteorology
barrier island:
debris:
evacuate:
hurricane:
A narrow ridge of sand which lies parallel to the shoreline o…
bits of disorganized rubble, trash, and other solid material.
to remove oneself from a location, usually with short notice.
A severe cyclonic storm that develops over tropical oceans. H…
barrier island:
A narrow ridge of sand which lies parallel to the shoreline o…
debris:
bits of disorganized rubble, trash, and other solid material.
43 terms
Meteorology
Atmosphere
Climate
Front
Global Warming
Layers of gas that surround a planet
The average weather conditions in an area
In weather, the boundary between two masses of air with diffe…
The slow warming of Earth's atmosphere due to climate change
Atmosphere
Layers of gas that surround a planet
Climate
The average weather conditions in an area
110 terms
Meteorology
Blizzard
breeze
air mass
air pressure
a heavy snowstorm with winds of more than 35 miles per hour a…
a gentle wind
a huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
the result of the weight of a column of air pushing down on a…
Blizzard
a heavy snowstorm with winds of more than 35 miles per hour a…
breeze
a gentle wind
9 terms
Meteorology
air pressure
relative humidity
high pressure systems
low pressure systems/front
the force exerted by the weight of a column of air above a gi…
the ratio of the air's water - vapor content to its water-vap…
a whirling mass of cool, dry air that generally brings fair w…
a whirling mass of warm, moist air that generally brings stor…
air pressure
the force exerted by the weight of a column of air above a gi…
relative humidity
the ratio of the air's water - vapor content to its water-vap…
48 terms
Meteorology
Atmosphere
Climate
Front
Global Warming
Layers of gas that surround a planet
The average weather conditions in an area
In weather, the boundary between two masses of air with diffe…
The slow warming of Earth's atmosphere due to climate change
Atmosphere
Layers of gas that surround a planet
Climate
The average weather conditions in an area
51 terms
Meteorology
Blizzard
breeze
air mass
air pressure
a heavy snowstorm with winds of more than 35 miles per hour a…
a gentle wind
a huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
the result of the weight of a column of air pushing down on a…
Blizzard
a heavy snowstorm with winds of more than 35 miles per hour a…
breeze
a gentle wind
29 terms
Meteorology
air mass
continental polar
continental tropical
maritime polar
a body of air that has about the same temperature and moistur…
Cold dry air. forms usually over northern Canada and Alaska
Hot, dry air masses mostly in summer areas to Southwest and n…
Describing a cold, moist air mass that is formed over the oce…
air mass
a body of air that has about the same temperature and moistur…
continental polar
Cold dry air. forms usually over northern Canada and Alaska
29 terms
Meteorology
air mass
continental polar
continental tropical
maritime polar
a body of air that has about the same temperature and moistur…
Cold dry air. forms usually over northern Canada and Alaska
Hot, dry air masses mostly in summer areas to Southwest and n…
Describing a cold, moist air mass that is formed over the oce…
air mass
a body of air that has about the same temperature and moistur…
continental polar
Cold dry air. forms usually over northern Canada and Alaska
65 terms
Meteorology
Wind
Low density
It's density is less then water
Equator
What causes waves in the ocean?
Warm fresh water has what kind of density? (high, or Low)
Why does ice float in water?
Where on earth do hurricanes originate?
Wind
What causes waves in the ocean?
Low density
Warm fresh water has what kind of density? (high, or Low)
19 terms
Meteorology
Meteorology
Weather
Climate
Air mass
the study of atmospheric phenomena
the current, short-term state of the atmosphere
long-term weather patterns averaged over 20-30 years
a large body of air that takes on the characteristics of the…
Meteorology
the study of atmospheric phenomena
Weather
the current, short-term state of the atmosphere
20 terms
Meteorology
Atmosphere
troposphere
Ozone layer
Ultraviolet Radiation
All the gas that surrounds the Earth.
The lowest layer of the Atmosphere. This is where all the Ear…
Layer of gas in the stratosphere that reflects ultraviolet ra…
A form of energy that comes from the sun.
Atmosphere
All the gas that surrounds the Earth.
troposphere
The lowest layer of the Atmosphere. This is where all the Ear…
49 terms
Meteorology
barometer
condensation
maritime tropical air mass
maritime polar air mass
an instrument used to measure air pressure.
the change in state from a gas to a liquid
originate over the warm waters of the tropics and Gulf of Mex…
cool and moist air masses that forms over oceans due to the t…
barometer
an instrument used to measure air pressure.
condensation
the change in state from a gas to a liquid
22 terms
Meteorology
Air Mass
Altitude
Anemometer
Barometer
A large body of air in the troposphere with similar character…
The vertical distance (elevation) between a point and sea level
A weather instrument used to measure wind speed
A instrument used to measure air pressure
Air Mass
A large body of air in the troposphere with similar character…
Altitude
The vertical distance (elevation) between a point and sea level
12 terms
Meteorology
Meteorology
Meteorologist
Front
Cold Front
the study of the atmosphere
a scientist who studies the atmosphere
a boundary that separates two different air masses
occurs when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass mov…
Meteorology
the study of the atmosphere
Meteorologist
a scientist who studies the atmosphere
25 terms
meteorology
weather
climate
temperature
relative humidity
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
A measure of how fast the particles in an object are moving
The amount of water vapor in the air at any given time is usu…
weather
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
climate
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
45 terms
Meteorology
Hurricanes
Typhoons
Cyclones
The Saffir-Simpson Scale
An intense tropical cyclone with a maximum sustained speed of…
Hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific.
Hurricanes in the Indian Ocean.
Hurricanes are measured from 1-5 and starts at 74mph and can…
Hurricanes
An intense tropical cyclone with a maximum sustained speed of…
Typhoons
Hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific.
34 terms
Meteorology
Atmosphere
Air density
Air pressure
Altitude
An envelope of gaseous mass surrounding a celestial body
The amount of air molecules per volume. How tightly packed th…
Force applied by the air density in a given area
Height above sea level
Atmosphere
An envelope of gaseous mass surrounding a celestial body
Air density
The amount of air molecules per volume. How tightly packed th…
23 terms
Meteorology
stationary front
occluded front
low pressure center
high pressure
boundary between air masses which are not advancing, symbol i…
cold air mass advances so fast that it lifts warm air mass al…
rising air, cloudy and rainy weather, a weather front
sinking air, sunny weather, air masses
stationary front
boundary between air masses which are not advancing, symbol i…
occluded front
cold air mass advances so fast that it lifts warm air mass al…
208 terms
Meteorology
meteorology
bodies of water U.S
history of meterology
atmosphere
Study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena
...
• 16-18th centuries - Inventions of weather instruments ... • 19…
The envelope of gases that surrounds Earth.
meteorology
Study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena
bodies of water U.S
...
16 terms
Meteorology
Stratosphere
Nitrogen
Less Air density
Convection
Layer weather happens
Gas that makes up majority of atmosphere
Why do airplanes fly in the stratosphere?
What causes hot air to rise?
Stratosphere
Layer weather happens
Nitrogen
Gas that makes up majority of atmosphere
36 terms
Meteorology
Heat Transfer
Conduction
Convection
Radiation
the movement of energy from a warmer object to a cooler object
Heat transfer through direct contact
The movement of heat in a gas or liquid. Heat rises, Cool sinks
Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or…
Heat Transfer
the movement of energy from a warmer object to a cooler object
Conduction
Heat transfer through direct contact
24 terms
Meteorology
Anemometer
Atmosphere
Barometer
Convection
An instrument used to measure wind speed
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
Process by which, in a fluid being heated, the warmer part of…
Anemometer
An instrument used to measure wind speed
Atmosphere
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
17 terms
Meteorology
Convection
High Pressure
Low Pressure
As temperature increases pressure
energy transfer that occurs when the warmer molecules of a su…
Cold temperatures, Dry air, More dense, no clouds
Hot temperatures, Humid aid, Less dense, cloudy
DECREASES
Convection
energy transfer that occurs when the warmer molecules of a su…
High Pressure
Cold temperatures, Dry air, More dense, no clouds
10 terms
Meteorology
Meteorology
Weather
Climate
Air mass
the study of atmospheric phenomena
the current, short-term state of the atmosphere
long-term weather patterns averaged over 20-30 years
a large body of air that takes on the characteristics of the…
Meteorology
the study of atmospheric phenomena
Weather
the current, short-term state of the atmosphere
187 terms
Meteorology
Temperature inversion
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
Pockets of air found in the troposphere where temperature act…
Lowest layer of the atmosphere
Above the troposphere, has bulk of the ozone
Above the stratosphere, cold temperatures as low as -90°C
Temperature inversion
Pockets of air found in the troposphere where temperature act…
Troposphere
Lowest layer of the atmosphere
25 terms
meteorology
weather
climate
temperature
relative humidity
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
A measure of how fast the particles in an object are moving
The amount of water vapor in the air at any given time is usu…
weather
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
climate
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
14 terms
Meteorology
atmosphere
Convection Currents
Precipitation
Low Pressure
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
the upward movement of warm air and the downward movement of…
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's…
A mass of rising warm air that usually bring wet, stormy weat…
atmosphere
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
Convection Currents
the upward movement of warm air and the downward movement of…
25 terms
Meteorology
Unit used to measure temperature
fog
condensation nuclei
cirro-
degrees Celsius
A cloud very near the surface of the Earth.
Small particles in the atmosphere around which cloud droplets…
High altitude, wispy clouds.
Unit used to measure temperature
degrees Celsius
fog
A cloud very near the surface of the Earth.
49 terms
Meteorology
barometer
condensation
maritime tropical air mass
maritime polar air mass
an instrument used to measure air pressure.
the change in state from a gas to a liquid
originate over the warm waters of the tropics and Gulf of Mex…
cool and moist air masses that forms over oceans due to the t…
barometer
an instrument used to measure air pressure.
condensation
the change in state from a gas to a liquid
49 terms
Meteorology
barometer
condensation
maritime tropical air mass
maritime polar air mass
an instrument used to measure air pressure.
the change in state from a gas to a liquid
originate over the warm waters of the tropics and Gulf of Mex…
cool and moist air masses that forms over oceans due to the t…
barometer
an instrument used to measure air pressure.
condensation
the change in state from a gas to a liquid
38 terms
Meteorology
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Barometer
High Pressure
Bottom layer in the atmosphere - where we live, breathe . It…
2nd lowest layer of the atmosphere. ( Ozone is located there.)
Instrument used to measure air pressure, measures in millibar…
Air moves out of and clockwise out of a high pressure center,…
Troposphere
Bottom layer in the atmosphere - where we live, breathe . It…
Stratosphere
2nd lowest layer of the atmosphere. ( Ozone is located there.)
18 terms
METEOROLOGY
METEOROLOGY
WEATHER
EVAPORATION
TEMPERATURE
THE STUDY OF EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE & VARIATIONS/CHANGES IN TEMPE…
IT DESCRIBES THE CONDITION OF THE AIR AT A PARTICULAR TIME AN…
THE PROCESS OF CHANGING A LIQUID (LIKE WATER) TO A VAPOR. IT'…
THE MEASUREMENT OF HOW HOT OR COLD SOMETHING IS.
METEOROLOGY
THE STUDY OF EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE & VARIATIONS/CHANGES IN TEMPE…
WEATHER
IT DESCRIBES THE CONDITION OF THE AIR AT A PARTICULAR TIME AN…
28 terms
Meteorology
Tropopasuse
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
Thermoshpere
Part of the atmosphere where weather is.
Second layer of the atmosphere : has ozone layer
Middle layer of atmosphere
Temperature increase with altitude in this layer of atmosphere.
Tropopasuse
Part of the atmosphere where weather is.
Stratosphere
Second layer of the atmosphere : has ozone layer
16 terms
Meteorology
Meteorology
Weather
Climate
Air mass
the study of atmospheric phenomena
the current, short-term state of the atmosphere
long-term weather patterns averaged over 20-30 years
a large body of air that takes on the characteristics of the…
Meteorology
the study of atmospheric phenomena
Weather
the current, short-term state of the atmosphere
21 terms
Meteorology
weather
wind, heat, air pressure, moisture
Cumulus
Cirrus
What is the daily condition of Earth's atmosphere?
What are the 4 elements of weather?
These clouds are a sign of fair weather and no storms.
These clouds are a sign of fair weather, but a change is goin…
weather
What is the daily condition of Earth's atmosphere?
wind, heat, air pressure, moisture
What are the 4 elements of weather?
187 terms
Meteorology
Temperature inversion
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
Pockets of air found in the troposphere where temperature act…
Lowest layer of the atmosphere
Above the troposphere, has bulk of the ozone
Above the stratosphere, cold temperatures as low as -90°C
Temperature inversion
Pockets of air found in the troposphere where temperature act…
Troposphere
Lowest layer of the atmosphere
Meteorology
Thermometer
Anemometer
Barometer
Hygrometer
used to measure temperature
used to measure wind speed
used to measure barometric (atmospheric) pressure
used to measure relative humidity
Thermometer
used to measure temperature
Anemometer
used to measure wind speed
Meteorology
climate
weather
humidity
dew point
...the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or…
the atmospheric conditions, along with short-term changes, of…
the amount of water vapor in the air
temperature at which air is saturated and condensation can oc…
climate
...the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or…
weather
the atmospheric conditions, along with short-term changes, of…
56 terms
Meteorology
Composition of the atmosphere
Layers in the atmosphere
ozone layer
troposphere
(99%) nitrogen and oxygen (more nitrogen then oxegyn) (1%) ar…
(1) troposphere (1.5 tropopause contains ozone layer) (2) str…
20km-50km, protects earth from shorter length UV rays and rad…
(99%) of the water vapor (75%) of the atmospheric gases; rain…
Composition of the atmosphere
(99%) nitrogen and oxygen (more nitrogen then oxegyn) (1%) ar…
Layers in the atmosphere
(1) troposphere (1.5 tropopause contains ozone layer) (2) str…
Meteorology
air mass
continental polar (cP)
continental tropical (cT)
maritime polar (mP)
a huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
cold, dry air mass that forms over land
warm, dry air mass that forms over land
cold, moist air mass that forms over cold oceans
air mass
a huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, an…
continental polar (cP)
cold, dry air mass that forms over land
Meteorology
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
Thermosphere
0-17 km above Earth's surface, site of weather, organisms, co…
2nd layer of atmosphere; extends from 10 to 30 miles up; loca…
Meteors burn up in this layer of the atmosphere, shooting sta…
Fourth layer of the atmosphere, as altitude goes up, temperat…
Troposphere
0-17 km above Earth's surface, site of weather, organisms, co…
Stratosphere
2nd layer of atmosphere; extends from 10 to 30 miles up; loca…
26 terms
Meteorology
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
Thermosphere
Bottom layer in the atmosphere - where we live, breathe . It…
2nd lowest layer of the atmosphere. ( Ozone is located there.)
3rd layer of the atmosphere
The uppermost layer of the atmosphere, in which temperature i…
Troposphere
Bottom layer in the atmosphere - where we live, breathe . It…
Stratosphere
2nd lowest layer of the atmosphere. ( Ozone is located there.)
40 terms
Meteorology
Warm Front
Cold Front
Stationary Front
Occluded Front
Warm Front
Cold Front
27 terms
Meteorology
anemometer
atmosphere
barometer
climate
An instrument used to measure wind speed (anemo, meter)
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon (atmo, sph…
An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure (baro, met…
Average weather of a particular area over a long period of time
anemometer
An instrument used to measure wind speed (anemo, meter)
atmosphere
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon (atmo, sph…
32 terms
Meteorology
stratosphere
thermosphere
troposphere
exosphere
layer of the atmosphere where ozone layer occurs
layer of the atmosphere where auroras and meteors occur
layer of the atmosphere where most weather occurs and has hig…
layer of the atmosphere where satellites and space shuttles o…
stratosphere
layer of the atmosphere where ozone layer occurs
thermosphere
layer of the atmosphere where auroras and meteors occur
11 terms
Meteorology
atmosphere
composition
greenhouse gases
altitude
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
what something is made up of
Gases in the atmosphere that absorb infrared radiation and tr…
Elevation above sea level
atmosphere
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
composition
what something is made up of
Meteorology
Air Pressure
Anemometer
Atmosphere
Barometer
The force that puts air on an area
The instrument used to measure wind speed
Layers of gas that surround a planet
A tool used to measure air pressure
Air Pressure
The force that puts air on an area
Anemometer
The instrument used to measure wind speed
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