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17&18 vocabulary1

science vocabulary

air mass huge body of air that has similar temerature, humidity and air pressure without
tropical warm air mass that forms in the tropics
polar cold, air masses form north of 50° north latitude and south of 50° south latitude
maritime humid air mass that forms over oceans
front area where air masses meet and do not mix
continental dry air mass that forms over land
occluded warm air mass is cut off from the ground
cyclones swirling center of low air pressure
anticyclones high-pressure center of dry air
storm viloent disturbance in the atmosphere
lightning sudden spark, or energy discharge
tornado rapidly whirling, funnel shaped cloud that reaches down from a storm dow to touch Earth's surface
hurricane tropical storm that has winds of 119km per hour or higher
storm surge dome of water that sweeps across the coast where the hurricane lands
evacuate move away temporarily
flash flood sudden violent flood that occurs within a few hours or even minutes of a storm
meteroligists scientes who study the causes of the weather and try to perdict it
isobars lines joining place on the map that have the same air pressure
isotherms lines joing places on the map that have the same temerature
climate average year-after-year conditions of temerature, precipitation,winds, and clouds in an area
windward side of mountains
leeward downwide side of mountains
El Nino abnormal climate change that occurs every 2 to 7 years in the pacific Ocean
Created by: lwheeler2