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Vocab. Weather


Weather the condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place
meteorologist a scientist who studies the cause of weather and try to predict it
forecast a prediction of what weather will be in the future
temp. the average amount of energy of motion in the molecules in a substance
convection the transfer of heat by movements of a liquid
`humidity a measure of the amount of water vapor in the air
relative humility the % of water vapor in the air compared to the amount it can hold at that temp.
wind the movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure `
cumulus clouds that form less than 2 km above the ground and look like fluff rounded piles of cotton
stratus a cloud that form in flat layers
cirrus wispy feathery clouds made mostly made of ice crystals that form above 6 km high
thermometer used to measure heat and is a class tube with a bulb that contains liquid
anemometer measures wind speed
psychrometer measures retaliative humidity
air mass huge body of air the has similar temps. pressures and humidity
front the area where air masses meet and do not mix
cold front when cold air mass push against a warm air mass
warm front when warm air pushes against a cold air mass
tornado a rapidly whirling funnel shaped cloud that reaches down from a storm cloud to touch Earth's surface leaving a destructive path
hurricane a tropical storm that has winds that are 119 kph or higher typically about 600 km across
Created by: haileywise139