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Lesson 9: Weather

Weather and Climate

QuestionAnswer
Climate The usual weather in a place
Air Pressure: The weight of the air pressing on everything in the environment
Barometer: A device that measures air pressure
Precipitation Water falling to the Earth
Barometer: A device that measures air pressure
Precipitation Water falling to the Earth
Humidity Water vapor in the air
Nimbus Clouds Rain clouds
Cumulous Clouds Puffy clouds with flat bottoms and are low in the sky. Cumulus clouds usually mean fair weather
Stratus Clouds Clouds low to the ground, such as fog
Front The place where one air mass meets another air mass
Air Mass A large pocket of air
Constructive Forces forces that affect the earth's surface by building it up to form new landforms like mountains and islands.
Destructive Forces forces that affect the earth's surface by breaking down landforms
Created by: twaller