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Chapter 16 science

Climate The weather conditions prevailing over an area in general or over a long period.
Humidity The amount of water vapor in the air.
Relative Humidity The amour of water vapor in the air expressed as a percentage of the amount needed for saturation at the same temperature.
Cumulus clouds Puffy clouds that sometimes look like a floating piece of cotton.
Stratus Clouds A genus of low level clouds characterized by a horizontal layering with a uniform base.
Cirrus clouds Thin wispy clouds blown high by winds into long streamers.
Cyclone An area of closed circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as earth.
Anticyclone A weather system with a high atmospheric pressure at its center, around which air circulates in a counterclockwise and clockwise direction.
Barometer Instrument measuring atmospheric pressure.
Anemometer Instrument measuring the speed of wind