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Mr. E. Science D1

Unit D Chapter 1: Weather Conditions

atmosphere layer of air that surrounds our planet
air pressure particles of air pressing down on the surface
troposphere layer closest to Earth, where most the weather takes place
stratosphere layer of atmosphere where the ozone is
greenhouse effect trapping heat by the atmosphere
air mass a large body of air that has temperature and moisture similar to that of the area over which it forms
front the area where two air masses meet
cirrus cloud long, wispy horsetail clouds at high altitudes made up of ice crystals
cumulus cloud puffy cotton ball clouds that form when water droplets condense at middle altitudes
cumulonimbus cloud towering and dark clouds with a nimbus, or halo, of gray white
stratus cloud low altitude, horizontal, gray cloud
barometer measures air pressure
humidity the amount of water vapor in the air
hygrometer measures humidity
Created by: Shiloh 4th