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What is the definition for weather?
the changing conditions of the atmosphere from day to day.
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What is the definition for climate?
the average weather over a long period of time
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what is a anticyclone?
Area of high pressure
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what is a isobars?
join places of equal pressure
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what is a cyclone?
area of low pressure
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what is frontal rainfall ?
area where warm tropical air meets cold polar air.
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what is convectional rainfall?
When the land warms up, it heats the air above it
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what is relief rainfall?
when air is forced to cool when it rises over relief features in the landscape such as hills or mountains
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what does latitude mean ?
distance from the equator
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what does aspects mean ?
south facing
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what does altitude mean?
height
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what does prevailing winds mean ?
where the wind is coming from
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what does a weather vain do?
where the wind is coming from
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what does a rain gauge do?
catches water from the sky in any form
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what does a anemometer do?
sees how fast the wind is blowing
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what is wind usually measured in ?
knots
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what does a steveus screen do?
its what all the weather instruments are held in
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what does a sun globe do?
to record how much sunlight there is
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what does a barometer do?
measures the air pressure
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What is air pressure usually measured in ?
millibars (mb)
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What is the definition for climate?

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the average weather over a long period of time

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what is a anticyclone?

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what is a isobars?

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what is a cyclone?

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