Flashcards in Wheather Vocabulary Deck (34):
Atmospheric pressure is the force per unit area exerted by the weight of the atmosphere To measure that weight meteorologists use a barometer Atmospheric pressure forces the mercury to rise up the tube. At sea level, the column of mercury will rise (on average) to a height of 29.92 inches or 760 millimeters.
is something related to the tropics - the warm, hot areas located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Warm and humid weather often associated with the tropics is an example of tropical weather.
or relating to a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 0° and the boiling point as 100° under normal atmospheric pressure. See Table at measurement.
are clouds which have flat bases and are often described as "puffy", "cotton-like" or "fluffy" in appearance. Their name derives from the Latin cumulo-, meaning heap or pile. Cumulus clouds are low-level clouds, generally less than 2,000 m (6,600 ft) in altitude unless they are the more vertical cumulus congestus form. Cumulus clouds may appear by themselves, in lines, or in clusters.
Cirrus is a genus of atmospheric cloud generally characterized by thin wispy strands giving the type its name from the Latin word cirrus meaning a ringlet or curling lock of hair.
Is an instrument for measuring and indicating temperature
Is A tropical depression forms when a low pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 mph
Is An ocean current is a seasonal directed movement of sea water generated by forces acting upon this mean flow such as wind the Coriolis effect breaking waves cabbing temperature and salinity differences while tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon.
Is the atmospheric temperature varying according to pressure and humidity below which water droplets begin to condense and dew can form
Is a storm with a violent wind in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean
Is abandon a person cause or organization in a way considered disloyal or treacherous
Is a tropical storm in the region of the Indian or western Pacific oceans
Is the state or quality of being humid.
a quantity representing the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere or a gas
Is predict or estimate a future event or trend
Is the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet
Is pellets of frozen rain that fall in showers from cumulonimbus clouds
Is a storm with thunder and lightning and typically also heavy rain or hail
Is a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere typically high above the ground
Is the action or process of precipitating a substance from a solution
Is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall a shortage of water resulting from this
Is The boundary between two air masses that have different temperatures or humidity
Is the branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere especially as a means of forecasting the weather
Is the temperature at which a liquid turns into a solid when cooled
Is a mobile destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system
Is a cloud forming a towering mass with a flat base at fairly low altitude and often a flat top as in thunderstorms
Is a loud rumbling or crashing noise heard after a lightning flash due to the expansion of rapidly heated air
Is the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat dryness sunshine wind rain
Is a rotating column of water and spray formed by a whirlwind occurring over the sea or other body of water
Is an instrument measuring atmospheric pressure used especially in forecasting the weather and determining altitude
Is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide chlorofluorocarbons and other pollutant
Is the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object especially as expressed according to a comparative scale and shown by a thermometer or perceived by touch
Is An instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
Is a rotating funnel shaped cloud forming the core of a tornado or waterspout