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weather science


tropsophere the lowest layer of the atmosphere where most water is found and most clouds form
thermometer a tool used to measure temperature
barometer an instrument that is used to measure air pressure and predict changes in the weather
rain gauge an instrument for measuring rainfall
hygrometer an instrument for measuring the amount of moisture in the air
wind vane a weather instrument used to determine the direction of the wind blowing
anemometer an instrument for measuring the force or speed of the wind
high-pressure area a mass of cold air
low-pressure area a mass of warm air
water vapor gas or moisture floating in the air;steam
fog fine particles of water floating in the atmosphere near the ground
meteroligist a person who studies,reports and forcasts weather conditions
updrafts an upward current of warm air,moist air
wind the horizontal movement of air
atmosphere the layer of air that surrounds earth
air pressure the weight of air
humitidy a measure of the amount of water in the air
preciptation any force of water that falls from clouds 'such as rain
evaporation the process by wich the liquid changes into gas
condensation the process by wich a gas changes into a liquid
local winds the winds dependent upon local change
prevailing winds the global winds that blow constantly from the same dirrection
air mass a large body of air that has nearly the same tempurture and humidity throughout
front the boundary between air masses
climate the average of all weather conditons through all weather conditions
microclimate the climate of a small area
EL Nino a short-term climate change
greenhouse affect the process by wich the earths atomsphere absorbs heat
global warming the hypotheiezed rise in earths average temperture
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