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weather week 7

El Nino Warmer than sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean that have an effect on global weather
La Nina cooler-than-normal sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, near the equator off the west coast of South America
drought A prolonged shortage of rainfall
cold front When a COLD AIR MASS pushes into a warm air mass
warm front When a WARM AIR MASS pushes into a cold air mass
occluded front A front that develops when two masses of cold air meet
boundary A line that shows where an area ends and another area begins
air mass A large body of air that has the same temperature and moisture level throughout
heat The transfer of thermal energy
jet streams High speed winds in the upper atmosphere that flow from WEST to EAST
Stationary Front When a cold front or a warm front stays in a place for several days without invading another front
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