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Weather Chapter 3

Terms

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where
occluded
cut off, as the warm air mass at an occluded front is cut off from the ground by cooler air beneath it
meteorologist
scientists who study the causes of weather and try to predict it
Air Mass
a huge body of air that has similar temperature, pressure, and humidity throughout
who
what
evacuate
to move away temporarily
where
why
maritime
a humid air mass that forms over oceans
tornado
a rapidly whirling, funnel shaped cloud that reaches down from a storm cloud to touch earth's surface, usually leaving a destructive path
tropical
a warm air mass that forms in the tropics and has low air pressure
lightning
a spark, or energy discharge, caused when electrical charges jump between parts of a cloud or between a cloud and the ground
polar
a cold air mass that forms north of 50 degrees north latitude or 50 degrees south latitude and has high air pressure
anticyclone
a high pressure center of dry air
continental
a dry air mass that forms over land
hurricane
a tropical storm that has winds of up to 119kilometers per hour or even higher
storm
a violent disturbanc in the atmosphere
cyclone
a swirling center of low air pressure
storm surge
a dome of water that sweeps across the coast where a hurricane lands
front
the area where air masses meet and do not mix

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