Weather Instruments
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Weather & Climate Vocabulary
Layers of the Atmosphere
Types of clouds
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We will measure the temperature today.

We will measure the temperature by using a thermometer.

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The outmost layer of the atmosphere

The exosphere is the outmost layer of the atmosphere

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Thin wispy clouds-high in the air.

Cirrus clouds are thin wispy clouds-high in the air.

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This is an instrument that is sent to the atmosphere to collect data about the weather like temperature, humidity, and pressure.

The weather ballon is used to colllect data abou the weather.

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The second layer that contains the ozone layer.

The stratosphere is the second layer that contains the ozone layer.

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Puffy clouds with a flat base.

Cumulus are puffy clouds with a flat base.

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This collects and measures the amount of rain over a period of time.

The rain gauge collects and measure the amount of rain over a period of time.

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 A grey blanket of clouds-low to the ground.

Stratus clouds are a grey blanket of clouds-low to the ground.

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This measures wind speed and sometimes direction.

The anemometer measures wind speed and sometimes direction.

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Grey lumpy clouds, lower in the sky

Stratocumulus clouds are grey lumpy clouds, lower in the sky

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This measure the atmospheric pressure.

The barometer measure the atmospheric pressure.

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A dense vertical cloud often accompanied by thunderstorms.

Cumulonimbus clouds are a dense vertical cloud often accompanied by thunderstorms.

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