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Science ch 11 vocab


a large body of air covering hundreds of square kilometers thT HAS A RELATIVELY UNIFORM TEMPERATURE presure and humididty air mass
an area of relatively higher atmospheric pressure. it typically contains a clockwised rotation wind system in the northern hemisphere anticyclone
an air mass that is colder thanthe surface over which it moves. cold air mass
the advancing surface of a cold air mass as it moves under a warmer air mass cold front
in generaL a system centered on a low pressure area surrounded by a wind circulation pattern spiraling clockwise inthe northern hemispere anf clockwise in the southern hemispereclockwise. cyclone
a permanent low pressure belt of usually windless air near the equator caused by the vertical rising of warm air doldrums
the circular center of low pressure in a hurricane that is characterized by fe clouds, relative calm, and vertical air movement eye
lightning consisting of branches connectec to the mainstroke forked lightning
a high altitude wind that is controlled by the relative relative influence of pressure gradient force and the coriolis affect geostrophic wind
horse latitudes
jet stream
land breeze
lightning rod
mountain breeze
occluded front
prevailing westerlies
polar easterlies
polar high
return stroke
source region
squall line
stationary front
sea breeze
sub polar low
stepped leader
storm well
storm surge
warm front
water spout
Created by: cpj