Science Current Vocabulary Words
weather- the overall condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place.
climate- the average weather conditinos of an area over a long period of time.
cold front- forms as a cold air mass meets a warm air mass.
warm front- forms as a warm air mass pushes into a cold air mass.
stationary front- an unmoving front where a cold air mass and a warm air mass meet.
precipitation- water that falls from the atmosphere to the surface.
wind vane- shows wind direction
anemometer- measures wind speed
barometer- measures air pressure
rain gauge- measures the amount of rain received
thermometer- measures air temperture
air pressure- the force that air exerts in all directions over an area.
air mass- a body of air that has similar temperature and moisture throughout.
atmosphere- Earth's blanket is a layer of gases.