Earth's Atmosphere
Tools and Measurement
Clouds
Precipitation
Severe Weather
100

This is the thin blanket of gases and dust particles that surrounds the earth.

What is the atmosphere?

100

This is the weight of the air.

What is air pressure?

100

Any type of liquid or solid that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground.

What is precipitation?

100

Water droplets in the clouds that join together to form larger drops

What is rain?

100

This is a rumble resulting from hot air instantly expanding and cooler air rushing in

What is thunder?

200

Air is a ____ of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases in the atmoshpere.

What is mixture?

200

Air pressure is measured using this.

What is barometer?

200

These clouds are large, fluffy-looking with flat bottoms.

What are cumulus clouds?

200

Ice crystals in the clouds that join together and fall to the earth

What  is snow?

200

This is a funnel-shaped cloud of swirling winds that reaches down to the ground

What is tornado?

300

This tis the condition of the atmosphere at any  moment in time.

What is weather?

300

This is the measurement of distance above sea level.

What is altitude?

300

These clouds are thin, curly-looking, and are seen high in the sky.

What are stratus clouds?

300

Raindrops that fall from warm air when the surface of the earth is below freezing, causing raindrops to freeze as they hit the earth

What is freezing rain?

300

This is a storm with spiraling winds that forms over the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean

What is hurricane?

400

This protects the surface of the earth.

What is ozone?

400

This measures wind speed.

What is an anemometer?

400

These clouds are thin, curly-looking, and are seen high in the sky.

What are cirrus clouds?

400
Raindrops that freeze on their way to the earth and land as tiny ice pellets

What is sleet?

400

The conditions are right for a type of severe weather to occur, but the weather isn't happening 

What is weather watch?

500

The following list are all characteristics of the _____.

1. where weather occurs

2. holds in the radiant heat of the sun

3. helps keep the surface of Earth warm

4. contains about half of the air in the atmosphere

What is the troposhere?

500

This shows the direction the wind is blowing.

What is wind vane?

500

This prefix is added to the names of some clouds to show that clouds produce precipitation.

What is nimbo-?

500
Raindrops that are pushed up into tall clouds and frozen, causing layers of ice to be added as the pellets are blown upward again and again before falling to the earth; usually falls in warm weather

What is hail?

500

Scientists who studies the atmosphere and weather

What are meteorologists?


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