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Weather ES2 LS1

Weather (Earth Science 2 Learning Set 1)

TermDefinition
conduction molecules transfer energy from one end of an object to another and to other objects by collision between molecules that transfer kinetic energy of one molecule to another.
equilibrium a balanced state of an object
absorption energy taken in by an object is an example of this
temperature a measure of the amount of thermal energy in matter
thermal energy the kinetic energy of the random motion of the particles in an object
reflection energy that bounces off an object is an example of this
atmosphere blanket of air surrounding Earth.
radiation energy from the sun
convection heat transfer by the movement of a liquid or gas, less dense material rises when surrounded by more dense material
anemometer measures wind speed
barometer measures air pressure
thermometer measures temperature
air mass a large body of air with similar temperatures, air pressure, and humidity
cold front forms when a cold air mass pushes into a warm air mass
warm front forms when a warm air mass pushes into a cold air mass
wind created when air moves from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
weather condition of atmosphere at a certain time and place
meteorologist scientists who study the weather
Created by: bwitthun