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Weather Patterns!

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l red
h blue
what are the four fronts? cold fronts, warm fronts, stationary fronts, occluded fronts
cold front formations and effects symbol forms when a rapidly moving cold air mass runs into a slow moving warm air mass, moving quickly causes thunderstorms and usuallly bring clear skies and cooler temperatures symbol is blue triangles
warm front formations and effects symbol forms when moving air collides with slowly moving air. causes rainy, foggy, weather, symbol is red scallops
stationary front formation and effects symbol warm and cool air masses meet, but neither overcomes each other. brings clouds and precip symbol is blue triangles and red scallops alternating
occluded front formation and effects symbol when warm air is caught between two cold air masses, brings cloudy, rainy, or snowy weather. symbol is purple alternating scallops and triangles
mid latitude cyclones spins counterclockwise
anticyclones spins clockwise ;)
radiosonde what does it measure and how does it work? small instrument package that is suspended below weather balloons. when rising, its sensors measure pressure, temperature, and relative humidity
isobars lines on a mpa joining areas of equal PRESSURE
isotherm lines on a weather map that connects areas of equal TEMPERATURE
el niƱo event that happens every 2-7 years in the pacific ocean and causes drmatic climate changes
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