Chapter 9: Weather Vocabulary. Topic 7 in Textbook/Workbook Page 126. Assignment. Due Friday April 11 th All 30 vocabulary words Words and definitions are to be copied onto loose leaf. 7 Vocabulary Words illustrated You may pick 7 of the vocabulary words to explain using a picture.
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Topic 7 in Textbook/Workbook
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A large body of air in the troposphere with similar characteristics of pressure, moisture, and temperature
The change in air pressure over a given area.
A weather instrument used to measure wind speed.
How transparent the atmosphere is to insolation; how easily can insolation pass through the air.
An instrument used to measure air pressure
A large type of low-pressure storm system formed in the mid-latitudes.
The temperature at which the air becomes saturated with water vapor and the relative humidity is 100%
The interface between two air masses of different characteristics.
The water vapor in the atmosphere
An isoline used on weather and climate maps that connect points of equal air pressure.
Cyclic and extreme weather changes caused by the shifting wind and pressure belts. Common in southwest Asia
East-west zones on Earth where the wind blows from one direction much of the time. AKA prevailing winds.
An ever-changing boundary between the colder air masses toward the poles and the warmer air masses toward the middle latitudes.
Falling liquid or solid water from clouds toward Earth’s surface.
The chance of some environmental event, such as rain or an earthquake occurring.
An instrument that is used to indirectly measure the amount of water vapor in the air, such as a sling psychrometer
An instrument that uses radio/microwave electromagnetic radiation to observe many weather features such as precipitation, tornadoes, and hurricanes
The ratio of the amount of water vapor in the air to the maximum amount it can hold
A weather condition in which the boundary between two air masses remains in the same position
Cities and other weather station sites on weather maps represented by circles, with symbols in and around each circle that indicate the many weather variables.
The part of the atmosphere immediately above Erath’s surface; where most weather changes occur.
The farthest distance at which one can see a prominent object at Earth’s surface with the naked eye; decreased by fog, air pollution, and precipitation.
The boundary of an advancing warm air mass and a retreating wedge of a cooler air mass; characterized by a gentle slope, long periods of precipitation, and strato (layered) clouds.
Gaseous water in the atmosphere; also called moisture or steam.
Condition of the atmosphere such as temperature, air pressure, wind, moisture conditions, cloud cover, precipitation, and storms.