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Weather and Climate1

Part one of the science flash cards.

Weather The condition of the atmosphere at a particular time and place in a region.
Meteorology The study of weather, and the understanding of the forces and causes of weather.
Meteorologists Scientists who study the Earth's atmosphere.
Atmosphere The air that surrounds the Earth.
Wind Air in motion, a result of the uneven heating of the Earth's surface by the sun.
Global Winds Winds that blow over long distances from specific direction.
Local Winds Winds that blow over short distances.
Coriolis Effect The defection of winds caused by the rotation of the Earth on its axis.
Doldrums Mostly very calm air in a band over the doldrums.
Latitude The distance of a place north or south of the equater.
Trade Winds Warm, steady winds that blow back toward the equater in usually clear skies.
Prevailing Westerlies Cool air, usually moving quickly toward the poles from the west to easy in both hemispheres.
Polar Esterlies Cold, fairly weak winds blowing from east to west
Prevailing Winds Winds that blow more often from one direciton than the other.
Created by: nickOrelic11