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Meteorology
the study of day-to-day weather
Aeronomy
the study of the physical conditions of the upper atmosphere
Temperature
measures the amount of heat
Weather
the state of the atmosphere at a certain time including heat, pressure, moisture, and motion
Thermometer
measures temperatures
air pressure
force of air pushing down on Earth
wind
the movement of air from high to low pressure
wind vane
it tells the direction of the wind
anemometer
it measures the speed of wind
humidity
amount of water vapor in the air
Barometer
measures Earth's gravity
Hygrometer
measures humidity or water vapor
Relative Humidity
amount of water vapor in the air compared to how much it could hold
Psychrometer
measures relative humidity. It's a %
Dew Point
temperature when water vapor becomes liquid
Severe Weather
powerful winds and strong precipitation