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weather vocab

weather the condition of earths atmosphere at a particular time and place
meteorologist scientists who study the cause of weather and try to predict it
forecast a prediction of what the weather will be in the future
temperature the average of the amount of wate vapor in the air
relative humidity a measure of the amount of water vapor in the air compared to the maxium amount the air can hold at that temperature
wind the horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure
cumulus clouds that form less than 2 kilometers above the ground and look like fluffy rounded piles of cotten
stratus clouds that form in flat layers
cirrus wispy feathery clouds made mostly of ice crystails that form at high levels above about 6 kilometers
thermometer an insrtument ised to relitve humidity consisting of a thin glass tube with a bulb at one end that contains liquid
anemometer an insrment used to measure wind speed
pyschrometer an instrument used to relative humidity consisting of a wet bulb thermometr and a dry bulb thermometer
air mass a huge body of air that has similar temperature pressure and humidity throughout
front the aerea where air masses meet and do not mix
cold front when cold air mass pushes against a warm air masses
warm front when warm air masses pushes against cold air masses
tornado a rapidly whirling funnel sheaped cloud that reaches down from a cloud to touch earth surfaces usullay leaving a destructive path
hurrican a tropical storm that has winds of 119 kilometers per hour or higher typically about 600 kilometers across
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