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What is Weather Vocabulary

Science, Grade 3

 
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Key Vocabulary Terms © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4363 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Air (barometric) pressure the weight of the air pushing down on the Earth’s surface Anemometer an instrument used to measure wind speed; also known as a wind meter Atmosphere a blanket of gases that surrounds and covers the Earth Barometer a tool used to measure air pressure Cirrus cloud a thin, wispy cloud high in the atmosphere; it usually predicts fair to pleasant weather Condensation a process that changes water vapor in the air into liquid water Cumulonimbus cloud a type of cumulus cloud which can be seen during thunderstorms and heavy precipitation Cumulus cloud a fluffy cloud that looks like a piece of floating cotton Evaporation a process that changes liquid water to water vapor 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 10 0 % Hygrometer a tool that measures the amount of water vapor in the air Humidity the amount of water vapor in the air Precipitation any form of water that falls from the clouds; includes rain, sleet and snow Rain gauge an instrument used to measure the amount of precipitation Stratus cloud a smooth, gray cloud in a layer that covers the entire sky; sometimes it produces light rain or snow
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