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Describing Weather

VariableDefinitionMeasured by
air pressure the force that a column of air applies on the air or a surface below it barometer
wind the movement of air from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure anemometer
humidity the amount of water vapor in the air grams of water per cubic of air (g/m3)
relative humidity the amount of water vapor present in the air compared percentages
precipitation water, in liquid or solid form that falls from the atmosphere
clouds condensed water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere
fog a suspension of water droplets and ice crystals close to or on Earth's surface
air temperature the measure of the average kinetic energy of molecules in the air thermometer
Created by: ssal