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Week 19 - Weather and Climate
Climate
the general average of weather in a
certain area over a long period of time
Cold front
the leading edge of a cold air mass
Temperature
the degree of hotness or coldness of a
body or environment
Warm front
the leading edge of a warm air mass
Weather
the current condition of the
atmosphere at a certain place for a
short period of time
Atmosphere
the layer of gases that surrounds a
planet, the air around you and above
you
Climate zone
are divisions of the earth's climates
according to average temperatures and
average rainfall
Air pressure
the weight of air pressing down on
earth
Air mass
a large body of air with uniform
characteristics horizontally
Humidity
the amount of water vapor in the air
Drought
when there is a lack of precipitation
over an extended period of time