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atmosphere
air that surrounds Earth
earthquake
The shaking of the Earth's crust caused by movement of the crust and mantile.
flood
An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.
tornado
A rotating column of air ranging in width from a few yards to more than a mile and whirling at destructively high speeds, usually accompanied by a funnel-shaped downward cloud.
hurricane
A severe tropical cyclone usually starting near the equator in the Atlantic Ocean, and usually involving heavy rains and strong winds.
forest fire
A destructive fire, often caused by human error or lightening, that burns hundreds of acres of forest at a time.
temperature
The measure of how hot or cold something is.
thermometer
A tool used to measure temperature.
volcano
An opening in Earth's surface from which lava flows.
weather
the happening in the atmosphere at a certain time
weather map
A map that show weather data for a large area.
wind
the movement of air