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The Beaufort Scale
measures wind speed. It divides wind strength into 12 forces.
turbines
modern windmills used to generate electricity.
wind vane
finds wind direction; shaped like a long arrow
wind farm
a system of 50 or more wind turbines working together.
relative humidity
the amount of water vapor the air is holding at a given temperature.
windsock
used to measure wind direction; a cloth bag that is narrow at one end and open at both ends
precipitation
any form of water that falls from the air to the Earth (rain, snow, hail)
high pressure area
area where pressure is higher than the surrounding air.
rain gauge
used to measure the amount of precipitation.
anemometer
a device used to measure wind speed; consists of cups or spokes attached to a pole
low pressure area
area where pressure is lower than the surrounding air.
evaporation
when water changes from a liquid to a gas
barometer
device used to measure air pressure. First invented by Torricelli
cloud
billions of tiny drops of water that condensed from the air.
air pressure
the push of air against its surrounds
condenses
water changes from a gas to a liquid