Flashcards in Weather Deck (34):
The force that air puts on an area.
A region of low pressure with counter clockwise wind rotation that develops into a hurricane or tropical storm
The metric temperature scale: Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius, and it freezes at 0 degrees Celsius
Large, fluffy, white clouds, often seen in fair skies; can develop into cumulonimbus clouds
Thin, wispy-looking clouds, commonly found at heights greater than 6km
A device used to measure temperature
Very warm throughout the year
Large-scale movement of water within the oceans in a certain direction
The temperature at which point water vapor in the air condenses into water
A storm with strong winds and rains that forms over tropical waters (related term:typhoon)
An area that gets little precipitation and has very little vegetation
A hurricane or tropical storm that originated in the Pacific Ocean
The measure of how much water is in the air
(V) to analyze weather data and make an educated guess about weather in the future. (N) a prediction about what the weather will be like in the future based on weather data.
The layers of gases that surround the planet
Small, icy balls that fall from the sky.
A weather system that produces high precipitation, winds, lightning, and thunder.
A collection of water or ice crystals in the atmosphere
Water that is released from clouds in the sky; includes rain, snow, sleet, hail, and freezing rain.
A shortage in rain fall may cause dry conditions. If the shortage continues for a long time, drought results.
In the weather, the boundary between two masses of air with different properties.
The study of patterns of weathers
The temperature at which a liquid turns into a solid
A funnel-shaped cloud or column of air that rotates at high speeds and extends down from a cloud to the ground.
Anvil-shape cloud that often involved in heavy or violent. Cumulonimbus Clouds are also called thunderheads. (Related words: cumulus, nimbus.)
A loud noise that happens when lightning heats the air and causes it to expand and contract quickly.
The property’s of the atmosphere at a given time and location, including temperature, air movement and precipitation.
A funnel-shaped cloud that forms over water and pulls water upward.
A tool used to measure air pressure. (Related word: Barometric)
The slow warming in the earth’s atmosphere due to climate change.
A measure of the average kinetic energy of the atoms in a system, used to express thermal energy in degrees
The pressure(force per unite area) of the atmosphere against a surface.
A rotating, funnel-shaped cloud: funnel clouds do not touch the ground.