Water in the Atmosphere
Clouds
Precipitation
Air Masses
Storms/Predicting the Weather
100

The constant cycle of water across the atmosphere

What is the water cycle?

100

         are clouds that form near the ground

What is Fog?

100

Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface

What is Precipitation?

100

A huge body of air in the lower atmosphere with similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure.

What is an air mass?

100

A scientist that studies & predicts the weather.

What is a meterologist?

200

The measure of the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere.

What is humidity?

200

Clouds that form in flat layers are           

Clouds that look like cotton are called          

Clouds that look like feathers are called        

What are stratus, cumulus, and cirrus, respectivley?
200

A open-ended tube that collects rain

What is a rain gauge?

200

The boundary where 2 air masses meet

What is a front?

200

Tools that meteorologists use include....

What are maps, charts, and computers?

300

The instrument used to measure relative humidity

What is a psychrometer?

300

DAILY DOUBLE

For water vapor to condense and form clouds,                      must be present in the atmosphere so that the water has a surface to condense.

What are tiny particles?

300

The main forms of precipitation

What are rain, sleet, hail, & snow?

300

Bands of high speed winds about 10km above Earth's Surface

What is a Jet Stream?

300

Storm Surge

What is a "dome" of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane lands?

400

The percentage of water vapor in the air relative to the maximum amount of water vapor the atmosphere can hold

What is relative humidity?

400

The temperature where condensation begins

What is the dew point?

400

An overflow of water in a dry area

What is a flood?

400

A swirling center of low air pressure

What is a cyclone?

400

A rapidly whirling, funnel-shaped cloud that reaches down from a thunderstorm to touch Earth's surface

What is a tornado?

500

Water vapor is added to the air by the water cycle &       

 What are living things?

500

Clouds are classified into 3 main groups based on their                

What is shape?

500

Dry weather systems that remain in place for weeks to months at a time.

What causes droughts?

500

This is a front that has a warm air mass cut off from the surface by 2 cold fronts.

What is a occluded front?

500

The safest action to take when there is an inclement hurricane in your area

What is evacuating?

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