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Climate & Weather

Science All Around: Ms. Laasch
A navigational instrument for finding directions
The name of the instrument used to detect the formation of tornadoes
Earth's atmosphere is a mixture of solids, gases and this
Movement of moisture from the ocean to clouds condensing into rain falling over mountains down lakes and rivers back into the ocean
Type of cloud that produces some form of precipitation
Thin layer of air that forms a protective coating covering the planet
Person who studies the weather
Icy precipitation that grows larger as it is tossed up and down melting and freezing in layers
Group of chemical compounds that may destroy the atmosphere and ozone layer
Stratus cloud formed when air is cooled to its' dew point near the ground
Transfer of heat by the flow of material
Lowest of the Earth's atmosphere where we live
Term used to describe all waters on Earth
Narrow belts of strong winds that blow near the top of the troposphere
Layer of electrically charged particles in the thermosphere that absorbs AM radio waves
Temperature at which air is saturated and condensation forms
Transfer of energy that occurs when molecules bump into one another
Rotation of the earth causes air and water to turn to the right north of the equator and left south of the equator
State of the atmosphere at a specific time and place
Low visibility and snow blowing for 3 or more hours
Movement of air during the day when cooler air above water moves over land
Describes the long term conditions that let people know what to wear all year long
Process of water vapor changing to a liquid
Line drawn to connect points of equal atmospheric pressure
When a liquid changes to a gas below boiling point
Movement of air at night created when cooler air forces warm air from land to sea
Measures the air temperature
Measures wind direction and speed
Stratus, Cirrus, and Cumulus are all types of these
Energy that is transferred in form of rays or waves
Amount of water vapor present in the air
Makes up 21% of the Earth's atmosphere
Precipitation that falls when temps are above freezing
Precipitation that passes through freezing air near Earth's surface, forming ice pellets
Provides most of the energy on Earth and drives Earth's weather