Weather Instruments
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Weather and climate Vocab
Layers of the Atmosphere
Types of clouds
100

An instrument that measures temperature usually in Fahrenheit or Celsius

Thermometer

100

A drought occurs when ______ for a long period of time

No rainfall

100

Gases blanketing and surrounding the earth (air)

Atmosphere

100

Is the lowest layer of the atmosphere.

Troposphere

100

A grey blanket

 Stratus

200

An instrument that is used to measure wind speed. Some Style can measure wind direction.

 Anemometer

200

Dust storms are very strong winds that pick up and can carry _____________

Clouds of soil dust and sand

200

A gradual increase in the overall temp of the earth atmosphere

Global warming

200

The fourth layer of the atmosphere where air is  very thin

Thermosphere

200

Thin wispy clouds high in the sky

Cirrus

300

A device used for collecting a measuring the amount of rainfall during a period of time.

Rain Gauge

300

A tornado is a funnel-shaped rotating cloud that comes from ________

 a thunder storm

300

Warming of the earth's surface and the air above it. It is caused by gases in the air that traps energy from the sun.

Greenhouse effect

300

This layer burns up most meters and asteroids.

Mesosphere

300

Puffy clouds with flat base

Cumulus

400

An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. 

Barometer

400

Snowstorm area heavy and rapid falling of snow. Snowstorm is often _______

accompanied

400

 Quantity represents the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere or a gas

 Humidity

400

This layer contains the ozone layer

Stratosphere

400

Grey lumpy cloud, lower in the sky

Stratocumulus

500

An instrument that is sent into the atmosphere to collect info about the weather.

Weather Ballon


500

Hailstorm are a form of ___________________

Solid water or precipitation

500

Is a torrential rain storm and wind that may last weeks.

Monsoon

500
this protects us from the sun's rays

Ozone layer

500

A dense vertical cloud often accompanied by thunder storms.

Cumulonimbus

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