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WEATHER AND CLIMATE

humidity


the amount of water vapor in the air


condensation
change of state from liquade to a gas

air pressure


the weight of air as it presses down


front


the place where two air masses meet


evaporation


change of state from a liquid to a gas


precipatation


any form of water that falls from the clouds to the earth


wind sock


a device that mesures wind direction and made of cloth bag that is open at both ends


thermometer


a device that measeres air temperature


weather vane


the device that shows wind direction by pointing in the direction the wind is coming from


anemometer


a device that measueres how fast the wind is blowing


rain gauge


a device that measures the amont of precipatation that falls from the sky


baramometer


a device that measures changes in air pressure


polar climate


a climate that is generally cold


tropical climate


is generally hot and rainy year round, and is close to the equator


temperate climate


is generally has summers that are warm and dry and winters that are cold and wet