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Weather

TermDefinition
Air mass A large body of air that has properties similar to the part earths's surface over which it develops.
Hurricane A large, swirling, low-pressure system that forms over the water.
Front A boundary between two air masses of different density, moisture, or temperature.
Blizzard Winter storms that lasts at least three hours with temperatures of -12C or below, poor visibility, and winds of at least 51 km/h.
Tornado A violently rotating column of airing contact with the ground.
Cold front The boundary of an advancing mass of air, in particular the trailing edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system.
Warm front The boundary of an advancing mass of air, in particular the leading edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system.
Occluded front A composite front produced by occlusion
Stationary Front Boundary between two different air masses, neither of which is strong enough to replace the other.
Meteorologist A person who studies the weather.
Isotherm A line that connects points of equal temperature.
Station Model Shows the weather conditions at as a specific location on earth's surface.
Isobar A line drawn to connect points of equal atmosphere pressure.
Created by: vjuarez1