Measuring weather vocabulary

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Measuring weather vocabulary

  1. 1. Measuring Weather<br />Vocabulary Cards<br />
  2. 2. Air pressure<br />The amount that air presses or pushes on anything.<br />
  3. 3. Low-pressure area<br />A place where warm air rises and pushes down on the earth’s surface with less pressure<br />
  4. 4. High-pressure area<br />A place where cool air sinks and pushes down on the earth’s surface with more pressure<br />
  5. 5. barometer<br />A tool that measures air pressure<br />
  6. 6. Wind vane<br />A tool that shows wind direction<br />
  7. 7. anemometer<br />A tool that measures wind speed<br />
  8. 8. precipitation<br />Moisture that falls from clouds to the ground<br />
  9. 9. Rain gauge<br />A tool that measures precipitation<br />
  10. 10. humidity<br />The amount of water vapor in the air<br />
  11. 11. hygrometer<br />A tool that measures humidity<br />
  12. 12. Air mass<br />A large body of air that has about the same temperature and humidity<br />
  13. 13. front<br />The line where two air masses meet<br />
  14. 14. forecast<br />A prediction of what the weather will be like<br />
  15. 15. meteorologist<br />A person who studies weather<br />
  16. 16. National Weather Service<br />A government agency that collects information about weather<br />

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