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  1. Stages of a Thunderstorm
    • Cumulus
    • Mature Stage
    • Dissipating Stage
  2. What is the general term for concentrated blasts of cool wind that form during a thunderstorm
    Downburst
  3. long line of advancing thunderstorms that usually move ahead of a cold front
    squall line
  4. an electron stream that flows from a cloud during a thunderstorm
    stepped leader
  5. rises from the groundĀ to meat the stepped leader
    positive streamer
  6. forms the bright flash of a lightning bolt
    return stroke
  7. second leader that travels down a channel of the first strike.
    dart leader
  8. A scale, based on the Fujita scale, used to classify tornadoes
    enhanced Fujita scale
  9. a single updraft system in a thunderstorm
    cell
  10. air that is warm near the ground but very cold at higher altitudes
    unstable air
  11. a shock wave produced as lightning heats the air
    thunder
  12. a narrow funnel of whirling wind produced by a thunderstorm
    tornado
  13. what scale is used to measure the wind speed of a hurricane
    Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale
  14. what two things must a hurricane have to form
    • warm water
    • Carioles effect
  15. what is a rotating tropical low pressure system
    tropical cyclone
  16. what thermometer is used to record the highest and lowest temperatures of the day and might during a particular period
    maximum-minimum thermometer
  17. rapidly swirling cloud, most visual feture of a tornado
    condensation funnel
  18. most intense type of low pressure systems in the tropics
    Hurricane
  19. tropical cyclone with winds between 39mph to 74mph
    tropical storm
  20. unit of pressure approximately equal to standard atmospheric pressure at sea level
    bar
  21. what is a region of very low pressure a few miles wide about which a storm rotates
    eye
  22. what type of hydrometer measures humidity using the cooling effect of evaporating water
    hygrometer
  23. What featrure of a surface weather chart shows the conditions measured at a particular weather station
    station model
  24. What are the five most important properties of air
    • pressure
    • humidity
    • temperature
    • wind speed
    • wind direction
  25. measures relative humidity
    hygrometer
  26. measures wind speed
    anemometer
  27. uses radio waves to detect objects and measure their distance
    radar
  28. measures the distance from the ground to the cloud
    ceilometer
  29. simultaneously measures and transmits meteorological data from weather balloons to weather stations
    radiosonde
  30. measures atmospheric preasure
    barometer
  31. indicates the direction of wind
    weather vane
  32. measures visibility
    transmissometer
  33. what device processes all of the information meteorologists collect about weather conditions
    super computer
  34. boundary formed when cold air mass moves into the territory of a warm air mass
    cold front
  35. location that allows atmospheric conditions to be monitored with out a meteorologist at sight
    automatic weather station
  36. small inexpensive rocket that can launch small light instruments upĀ  to several hundred miles high before the rockets fall back to the earth
    sounding rockets
  37. what gives a summary of the weather conditions throughout the entire country at a single point in time
    surface weather chart
  38. what are lines of equal pressure
    isobars
  39. lines of equal heat
    isotherms

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