Weather and Water Cycle Vocabulary
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Describes the long term weather in an area.
Band of strong wind that develops at high altitudes and moves weather systems from west to east in the US.
Used to measure the average kinetic
energy of the atmosphere.
Used to measure the wind speed.
Used to measure the atmospheric pressure
Used to measure the relative humidity.
Used to communicate the amount of allergens in the air
Used to indicate the chance of
getting a sunburn.
The band of atmosphere closest to
Describes what is happening currently in a given area of the atmosphere.
3 types of common clouds
Cirrus, stratus, cumulus
How much the atmosphere is pressing.
How far we can see.
Form under areas of wind divergence which occur in the upper levels of the troposphere.
Low pressure systems
Where the atmospheric pressure at the surface of the planet is greater than its surrounding environment. Winds flow outward.
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.
When water vapor turns to a liquid or
solid in the atmosphere and falls
The layer of gases that surround the
The temperature depending on the relative humidity at which water vapor precipitates out of the air.
Large body of air that develops over
a particular section of the earth’s surfaces.
The boundary of a warm air mass.
The boundary of a cool air mass.
Large storm that forms over water.
destructive storm found in Oklahoma
The amount of water vapor in the air.
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