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Sasser S6E4a,b,c EQ3

TermDefinition
tornado a storm in which high-speed winds move in a funnel-shaped pattern
hurricane A large tropical storm system with high-powered circular winds
vortex a mass of whirling fluid or air
air mass a body of air with horizontally uniform temperature, humidity, and pressure
cold front the boundary of an advancing mass of cold air, in particular the trailing edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system
warm front the boundary of an advancing mass of warm air, in particular the leading edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system
weather front is a boundary separating two masses of air of different densities
hurricane eye The region at the center of a hurricane about which the winds rotate, but which itself is relatively calm
tropical storm a localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force
tropical depression forms when a low pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 mph. Most tropical depressions have maximum sustained winds between 25 and 35 mph
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