Fronts and Air Masses
Clouds
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This type of front is shown above on weather maps.

What is a warm front?

100
Piled up puffy clouds, that usually bring fair weather.
What are cumulus clouds?
100
The condition of the air around us.
What is weather?
100
A tool used to measure temperature.
What is a thermometer?
100

The amount of air packed into a volume of any one spot.

What is air pressure?

200

This air mass is very cold and forms over oceans.

What is a maritime polar air mass?

200
A thick blanket of clouds darkening and covering the whole sky. They usually bring rain or snow.
What are stratus clouds?
200
The average or typical weather in a particular area.
What is climate?
200
A tool used to measure the amount of rain fall.
What is a rain gauge?
200
High pressure air rushing toward low pressure air.
What is wind?
300

This front forms when a cold air mass runs into a warm air mass, pushing it up and making it rain.

What is a cold front?

300
High wispy clouds made of tiny ice particles.
What are cirrus clouds?
300

The amount of water vapor in the air, given as a percentage.

What is humidity?

300
A tool used to measure wind speed.
What is an anemometer?
300
Cold heavy air.
What is high pressure air?
400

This air mass holds little water vapor and features high temperatures.

What is a continental tropical air mass?

400

Through this process, warm air rises and cools, forming a cloud.

What is condensation?

400

Above average temperatures in the Pacific Ocean cause heavy storms in the Eastern US.

What is El NiƱo?

400
A tool used to measure air pressure.
What is a barometer?
400

Weather in the United States usually travels from ______ to ______.

What is west to east?

500

Which front does not move very much and can bring light rain?

What is a stationary front?

500

Thunderstorm clouds, can cause heavy rain, snow, or even hail.

What are cumulonimbus clouds?

500
The layer of the atmosphere where weather takes place.
What is the troposphere?
500
A person that uses weather tools to predict the weather.
What is a meteorologist?
500
A funnel shaped windstrom that emerges from a thunderstorm.
What is a tornado?
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