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Sleet
a form of frozen rain
Arid
opposite of humid
Salt
in sea water but not in rain
Barometer
an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
Humidity
the amount of water vapor in the air
Atmospheric Pressure
force exerted by the weight of air
Thunder
sound that results from rapidly expanding gasses along the heated channel of lightning discharge
Wind Vane
an instrument that tells wind direction
Precipitation
water falling to the earth's surface in any form
Water
it freezes at 32 degrees F and boils at 212 degrees F
Snowflakes
no two are the same
Temperature
the measure of how hot or cold something is
Slick
what the roads become in icy weather
Evaporation
water changing from a liquid into a gas
What 2 primary gases are in our atmosphere?
nitrogen and oxygen
What is the layer of the atmosphere where meteors travel?
mesosphere
What is the layer of the atmosphere closest to space?
exosphere
What is the layer of the atmosphere where weather occurs?
troposphere
Which layer of the atmosphere contains ozone?
stratosphere
What measures air temperature?
thermometer