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A huge body of air that has similar temp, pressure, and humitidy thoroughout Air Mass
A warm air mass that forms in the tropics and has low air pressure. tropical
A cold air mass that forms north of 50° north latitude or south of 50° south latitude and has high air pressure. Polar
A humid air mass that forms over oceans. Maritime
The area where air masses meet and do not mix front
A dry air mass that forms over land. continental
Cut off, as the warm air mass at an occluded front is cut off from the ground by cooler air beneath it. Occluded
A swirling center of low air pressure cyclones
A high-pressure center of dry air. Ancticyclones
Scientists who study the causes of weather and try to predict it. metearologists
An abnormal climate event that occurs every 2 to 7 years in the Pacific Ocean, causing changes in winds, currents, and weather patterns that can lead to dramatic climate changes El Nino
Lines on a map joining places that have the same air pressure. Isobar
Lines on a map joining places that have the same temperature. Isotherm
A violent disturbance in the atmosphere Storm
A sudden spark, or energy discharge, caused when electrical charges jump between parts of a cloud or between a cloud and the ground. lightning
A rapidly whirling, funnel-shaped cloud that reaches down from a storm cloud to touch Earth's surface, usually leaving a destructive path. tornando
A tropical storm that has winds of 119 kilometers per hour or higher; typically about 600 kilometers across hurricane
A dome of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane lands Storm Surge
To move away temporarily evacuate
A sudden, violent flood that occurs within a few hours, or even minutes, of a heavy rainstorm. flash flood
the average year after year condition of temperature, winds, and cluds in an area climate
the side of mountains that face the oncoming winds wind ward
the down wind side of mountain leeward
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