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Vocab WordDefinition
Air Mass A large body of air that has properties similar to the part of the Earths surface over which it develops
Front A boundary between two air masses of different density, moisture, or temperature
Tornado A violently, rotating column of air in contact with the ground
Hurricane A large, swirling, low-pressure system that forms over the warm Atlantic Ocean
Blizzard A cold, howling wind and blowing snow storm with winds at 56km per hour
Cold Front Represented with blue triangles; when colder air advances towards warm air
Warm Front Represented with red semicircles; Form when lighter, warmer air advances over heavier,
Occluded Front Shown with purple triangles & semicircles; Forms when a cold air mass moves towards a cool
Stationary Front Shown with red semicircles and blue triangles pointing towards
Meteorologist A person who studies weather
Isotherm A line that connects points of equal temperature
Station Model A combination of symbols that show the weather conditions at a specific location on Earth
Isobar A line that connects points of equal atmospheric pressure
Created by: Vanessa_Brown