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Temperature gradient

A rapid change in temperature with distance

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Isotherms

Lines of constant temperature on a map

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Isodrosotherms

Lines of constant dew point Temperature

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Altimeters

Devices that use pressure to estimate altitude above sea level.

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Pressure surface

Surface above the ground where the pressure has a specific value

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Trough

When the lines on a map look like a valley

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Ridges

Land or flat area around trough

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Dew point depression

Difference between the temperature and the dew point temp

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Fronts

The boundaries between large air masses

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Jet steaks

Exceptionally strong winds, directly influence development of cyclones

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Vorticity

Measure of rotation in flow

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Cross sections

It's a Doppler/ infrared chart of a cloud to see its vertical pressure

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Station model

A graph of all the icons for a wind barb