Weather Climate Predicting Weather Severe Storms Miscellaneous

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What is the water cycle?
The continuous movement of water between Earth's surface and the air

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What is a continental climate?
A weather pattern of hot summers, cold winters, and low annual precipitation.

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What are cumulonimbus clouds?
Clouds that produce precipitation.

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What is 75mph?
The speed that winds need to reach for a tropical storm to become a hurricane.

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What is a barometer?
Measures air pressure with the millibar as the unit of measurement.

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What is condensation?
The changing of gas to a liquid as heat is removed

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What is climate?
The average weather pattern over a region.

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What are cirrostratus clouds?
Clouds that form at a high altitude and are blanket-like

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What is thunder?
The sound given off by the explosive expansion of air heated by a light stroke.

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What is a weather station?
A location that records temperature, wind direction, wind speed, and humidity.

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What is the dew point?
The temperature at which moisture in the atmosphere condenses because the air is saturated.

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What is latitude?
The distance north or south of the equator.

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What is an air mass?
A large region of the atmosphere in which the air has similar properties throughout.

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What is a hurricane?
When these storms move over land they lose strength or weaken.

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What is weather balloon?
This instrument takes measurements high up in the Earth's atmosphere, approximately 22 miles up.

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What is air pressure?
The force exerted on a given area by the weight of the air above it

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What are temperature and precipitation?
The two main factors that determine the climate.

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What is an isobar?
Lines on a weather map that connect points with equal air pressure.

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What is the eye?
The weakest point of a hurricane.

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What is a prevailing wind?
These winds in the United States blow from West to East.

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What is the Coriolis Effect?
The Earth's rotation pushes the winds to either the right or the left?

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What is a maritime climate?
Warm summers, mild winters, and usually high annual precipitation.

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What is a warm front?
When warm air moves in over a cold air mass and brings light steady rain or snow.

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What is a tornado?
Warm humid air pulled into a funnel shaped column.

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What is insolation?
Angle is greater in areas near the equator and smaller near the poles?

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