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Weather flashcards

atmosphere The lowest layer of air that surrounds the Earth.
air pressure The weight of air
humidity The measure of the amount of water in the air
precipitation Any form of water that falls from clouds (rain, hail, snow)
evaporation The process by which liquid changes from liquid to gas
condensation The process by which gas goes back to liquid
thermometer An instrument that measures air temperature
barometer An instrument that measures air pressure
rain gauge An instrument that measures that amount of precipitation
water cycle The process by which the Earth's water moves through the environment
ground water The precipitation that sinks into the ground
runoff The precipitation that runs off the Earth's surface into rivers, lakes, and oceans
cumulonimbus clouds tall and bring thundershowers,sometimes hail
front an area where 2 air masses meet
high pressure where the atmospheric pressure at the surface of the planet is greater than its surrounding environment.
low pressure where the atmospheric pressure at the surface of the planet is less than its surrounding environment.
wind natural movement of the air
weathervane A revolving pointer to show the direction of the wind, typically mounted on top of a building.
weather the state of the atmosphere at a certain time and place
Created by: cbseed