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Weather notes

The general condition of the atmosphere Weather
The amount of water vapor in the air Humidity
A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air compared Relative Humidity
The temerature when air is saturated and condensation forms Dew Point
This forms when the aie is cooled to its dew point Fog
water falling from the clouds Precipitation
This measures wind speed Anemometer
the formation of liquid water from water vapor Condensation
This is made up from billions of water droplets suspended in air Cloud
forms layers & at low altitudes Stratus
puffy white clouds and have flat bases. Sometimes means thunderstorms or fair weather Cumulus
fibrous or curly; high and thin, white feathery clouds made of ice crystals. Fair weather or approaching storms Cirrus
associated with rain or snow Nimbus
this is a cloud that is tall and dense and involved in thunderstorms and other intense weather Cumulonimbus
water passes through freezing air near the earths surface Sleet
pellets of ice form inside a cloud Hail
large bodies of air with properties similar to the part of the Earth's surface over which droplets (temperature & moisture) Air mass
bonndaries between 2 air masses of different density Front
a violent, whirling wind that moves in a narrow path over LAND Tornado
the most powerful storm it turns heat energy from the OCEAN into wind Hurricane
winter storm with high winds, low temperature and poor visibility Blizzard
the person who studys weather Meterorologist
this is a combination of symbols that represents the data that meterorologist gather from the Earths surface Station Model
a line that connnects locations of equal temperature Isotherm
a line drawn to connects points of equal atmospheric pressure Isobar
Created by: aguinta