Weather and Water Cycle Vocabulary

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Weather and Water Cycle Vocabulary
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  1. Describes the long term weather in an area.
    climate
  2. Band of strong wind that develops at high altitudes and moves weather systems from west to east in the US.
    jet stream
  3. Used to measure the average kinetic
    energy of the atmosphere.
    thermometer
  4. Used to measure the wind speed.
    anemometer
  5. Used to measure the atmospheric pressure
    barometer
  6. Used to measure the relative humidity.
    hygrometer
  7. Used to communicate the amount of allergens in the air
    allergy index
  8. Used to indicate the chance of
    getting a sunburn.
    UV Index
  9. The band of atmosphere closest to
    earth.
    troposphere
  10. Describes what is happening currently in a given area of the atmosphere.
    weather
  11. 3 types of common clouds
    Cirrus, stratus, cumulus
  12. How much the atmosphere is pressing.
    air pressure
  13. How far we can see.
    visibility
  14. Form under areas of wind divergence which occur in the upper levels of the troposphere.
    Low pressure systems
  15. Where the atmospheric pressure at the surface of the planet is greater than its surrounding environment. Winds flow outward.
    high pressure
  16. A measure of the amount of water
    vapor present in the air compared to the amount of water vapor that could be
    possible at that temperature.
    relative humidity
  17. When water vapor  turns to a liquid or
    solid in the atmosphere and falls
    precipitation
  18. The layer of gases that surround the
    earth.
    atmosphere
  19. The temperature depending on the relative humidity at which water vapor precipitates out of the air.
    dew point
  20. Large body of air that develops over
    a particular section of the earth’s surfaces.
    air mass
  21. The boundary of a warm air mass.
    warm front
  22. The boundary of a cool air mass.
    cold front
  23. Large storm that forms over water.
    hurricane
  24. Particularly
    destructive storm found in Oklahoma
    tornado
  25. The amount of water vapor in the air.
    humidity

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