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ch. 17 weather


what is weather? the state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place
what is humidity? the amount of water vapor presnet in the air
what is relative humidity? a measure of the amount of water vapor present in the air compared to the amount needed for saturation at a specific temerarture.
_____ changes with the amount of water vapor in the air. dew point
when air is cooled to its dew point near the ground, it forms a stratus cloud called______. fog
what is precipitation? water falling from clouds
what are the forms of precipitation? rain,sleet,snow,and hail
what is a air mass? an air mass is a large body of air
what is a front? a boundry between 2 air masses
what is a tornado a voiolenty roating columm of air in contact with the ground
Created by: nc_statefan