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Lawson Weather Unit

TermDefinition
Atmosphere The layer that surrounds the planet and makes the earth suitable for living.
Cirrus Clouds Signal fair weather. Usually high and wispy.
Condensation When a gas (water vapor) changes to a liquid (water droplets)
Cumulonimbus Clouds Dark clouds that may signal thunder storms. Also known as thunderheads
Cumulus Clouds Puffy white clouds with flat bottoms
Deforestation Increase the amount of carbon dioxide released in the air.
Evaporation When a liquid (water) changes to a gas (water vapor).
Exosphere: The cold regions of outer space extend from this layer.
Global Warming This is an increase in the average temperature of the earth and it becomes hotter
Green house Effect The earth's gases get trapped in the atmosphere.
Ground Water Water that soaks into the ground
Mesosphere: The coldest layer. Where meteor showers occur.
Precipitation Water droplets fall in various forms of precipitation - rain, snow, freezing rain, sleet, or hail, depending upon weather conditions.
Stratosphere: Where the ozone layer is contained
Stratus Clouds Spread over a large area and are layered. As they thicken, long periods of precipitation can occur.
Surface water flow Water that flows into oceans, lakes, rivers or ponds
Thermosphere The warmest layer. The air is very thin in this layer.
Transpiration When water vapor is released through leaves.
Troposphere: Weather and clouds occur in this layer
Water Cycle When water is always moving between the atmosphere
Meteorologist They analyze and interpret data to predict the weather.
Weather Vane Measures wind direction
Anemometer Measures wind speed
Barometer Measures air pressure
Sling Psychrometer This tool measures humitidy
Humidity The amount of water vapor in the air
Weather Map Can help predict weather patterns by indicating air pressure, air masses, fronts and temperature ranges.
Satellites Images are used for seeing cloud patterns and movements.
Thermometer Measures temperatures
Radar Images are used to detect cloud cover, rainfall, storm locations , intensity, and cloud movement
Created by: tonya_lawson