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Weather key words 1

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Air pressure The force pressing down on us because of the weight of the atmosphere.
Anemometer An instrument for measuring the speed of the wind.
Cirrus Cloud generally characterized by thin, wispy strands and found at high altitude.
Stratus A continuous horizontal low level grey sheet of cloud, often with rain or snow.
Temperature A measure of the warmth or coldness.
Isoline A line on a map, chart, or graph connecting points of equal value. Used on weather maps to show air pressure.
Precipitation Any atmospheric water vapour that falls under gravity. The main forms include drizzle, rain, sleet, snow, and hail.
Condensation The change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase, and is the reverse of evaporation.
Thermometer An instrument for measuring and indicating temperature.
Cumulonimbus Cloud forming a towering mass with a flat base at fairly low altitude and often a flat top, as in thunderstorms.
Created by: hmuskett