chapter 5 vocab words

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chapter 5 vocab words
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2015-10-05 21:32:38
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  1. the amount of water vapor actually in the air compared to the maximum amount of water vapor required for saturation
    relative humidity
  2. ways to measure temperature
    Dew point temp, relative humidity
  3. name the four lifting mechanisms
    • 1. Orographic lifting 
    • 2. frontal wedging 
    • 3. convergence
    • 4. convection
  4. displacement of one air mass to another
    - cold fronts, warm fronts, and other boundaries
    frontal lifting/ wedging
  5. In flowing air rises and cools acrobatically
    convergence
  6. isolated to scattered afternoon thunderstorms during the summer
    convection
  7. prevailing winds rich in moisture blow landward from the ocean
    - forces air above mountains
    orographic lifting

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