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Topic 6: Weather in the Atmosphere

All of the words in this puzzle can be found in lessons 1-5 of Topic 6 (pages 222-264) in your textbook.
A huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure at any given height
A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air
The deflection of winds towards the right is called the _______ effect.
Means that conditions are right for producing severe weather, but the severe weather has not yet developed
Cold air mass runs into a warm air mass
A high pressure center of dry air where winds spiral outward from the center in a clockwise direction
A warm air mass gets caught between two cold air masses
Weather _______ orbit high above Earth collecting data and images of Earth's surface and atmosphere.
An overflowing of water in a normally dry area
Carry instruments for collecting weather data high into the atmosphere where human observation is not feasible.
A non-moving front
A long period with little or no rainfall
The process in which plants release water vapor into the air
Makes up about 21% of the air we breathe
The layer of Earth's atmosphere that contains the most ozone
During this process, molecules of water n oceans, lakes, and other bodies of water are heated by the sun, causing the molecules to speed up and collide more often, eventually allowing some to "escape" and enter the surrounding air.
The boundary where air masses meet
The process by which animals and humans release water vapor into the air every time they exhale
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface
The temperature at which condensation begins
An extremely fast spinning column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm to Earth's surface
Forms when water vapor in a cloud is converted directly into ice crystals that clump together
A cyclone whose winds exceed 119 km/h
A localized storm often accompanied by heavy precipitation, frequent thunder, and dangerous lightning
A swirling center of low pressure with winds spinning in a counter clockwise direction
A scientist who studies and predicts weather
The layer of the atmosphere where Earth's weather occurs
A violent disturbance in the atmosphere
The ______ scale allows meteorologists to categorize tornadoes based on the amount and type of damage they cause.
Weather _______ can gather real-time weather data.
Makes up about 78% of the air we breathe
Ice particles smaller than hailstones
The movement of air parallel to Earth's surface