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1

what is weather?

the day to day change in the atmosphere

2

what is climate?

average weather conditions of a larger region over a longer period of time

3

what are weather and climate influenced by?

global air patterns and ocean currents

4

what do meteorologist do?

predict weather patterns and is caused by the movements of air masses

5

where does weather climate arise from?

uneven heating of the earth

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what is prevailing winds?

winds that blows consistently in a given direction over a particular region on earth.

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when do winds occur?

where high- pressure air masses seek low pressure areas

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what is a front?

the boundary between 2 air masses

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when does a cold front occur?

where a cold air mass overtakes a warm air mass

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when does a warm front occur?

when a warm air mass overtakes a cold air mass

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what is an example of fronts?

clouds and precipitation