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4 Earth's Patterns

Weather 4.8A

TermDefinition
Anemometer An instrument for measuring the speed of the wind.
Forecast A prediction or estimate of future weather.
Celsius Thermometer Used to measure temperature and based on a scale where water boils at 100 degrees
Cloud Cover Refers to the fraction of the sky obscured by clouds when observed from a particular location
Meteorologist An expert in or student of meteorology; a weather forecaster.
Precipitation Water that falls to the earth as hail, mist, rain, sleet, or snow.
Rain Guage A cylinder that catches rain to measure rainfall in an area.
Temperature A degree of hotness or coldness the can be measured using a thermometer.
Weather The condition of the atmosphere at a certain time and place.
Weather Map A map showing the state of the weather over a large area.
Wind Direction The direction the wind comes from.
Wind Speed Describes how fast the air is moving past a certain point.
Wind Vane Mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind.
Windsock A light, flexible cylinder or cone mounted on a mast to show the direction and strength of the wind, especially at an airfield.
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