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Meteorology

TermDefinition
local winds winds that blow over a short distance
Coriolis Effect rotation of the Earth affects the direction of winds and currents
precipitation forms of water such as rain, snow, sleet or hail that fall from clouds
radiation heat transfer through the air
evaporation liquids absorb enough energy to change to a gaseous state
conduction heat transfer through direct contact
temperature average amount of energy of motion in the molecules of a substance
global winds winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances
tornado rapidly whirling cloud that reaches down from a storm cloud to touch Earth's surface
density amount of mass in a given space; mass per unit volume
sea breeze flow of air from an ocean or lake to the land
Greenhouse Effect process by which heat is trapped in the atmosphere
atmosphere mixture of gases that surrounds Earth
thunderstorms heavy rainstorms with thunder and lightening
convection heat transfer through a fluid
wind the horizontal movement of air from high pressure to low pressure
land breeze the flow of air from land to a body of water
altutude elevation above sea level
air mass huge body of air that has similar temperature, pressure, and humidity throughout
air pressure force that is the result of the weight of a column of air pushing down on an area
Created by: cj_ritter