Vocab
Vocab
Vocab
Vocab
Vocab
100
  • refers to the state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place. 

Weather

100

When air is cooled to its dew point near the ground, it forms

fog

100
  • is a large, swirling, low-pressure system that forms over the warm Atlantic Ocean.

hurricane

100
  • a line drawn to connect points of equal atmospheric pressure. 

isobar

200
  • a measure of the average amount of motion of molecules.

Temperature

200

Water falling from clouds is called

precipitation

200

The National Weather Service classifies a winter storm as a __________ if:


    • The winds are 56 km/h. 

    • The temperature is low.

    • The visibility is less than 400 m in falling or blowing snow.

    • These conditions persist for three hours or more.

blizzard

300

The amount of water vapor present in the air

Humidity

300
  • a large body of air that has properties similar to the part of Earth’s surface over which it develops. 

air mass

300
  • a person who studies the weather. 

meteorologist

400

is a measure of the amount of water vapor present in the air compared to the amount needed for saturation at a specific temperature.

Relative Humidity

400

A boundary between two air masses of different density, moisture, or temperature

front

400

Data recorded on a map using a combination of symbols, forming a

station model

500

Is the temperature at which air is saturated and condensation forms

dew point

500
  •  a violently rotating column of air in contact with the ground. 

tornado

500
  • Weather maps have lines called _________________that connect locations of equal temperature or pressure. 

isotherms

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