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Weather
The condition of the atmosphere at a place for a short period of time.
Climate
The condition of the atmosphere at a place for a long period of time.
Changes
Caused by sun heating the air and water
Meteorologist
A weather scientist
Reasons why a Meteorologist is important
Help us be prepared for the weather
Warn us about storms
Help us plan for outdoor events
Weather Vane
Show.s direction wind is coming from
Rain Gauge
Measures the amount of rain
Thermometer
Measures temperature ( the amount of heat energy)
Graphs
used to record data and to show change
Evaporation
Liquid turning into gas (heating)
Condensation
Gas (water vapor) turning into a liquid (cooling)
Precipitation
Any form of water that falls to the earth's surface. There are 4 types: Rain, snow, sleet or hail
Rain
Precipitation in liquid form
Sleet
Precipitation in solid form. Falling snow that melts and then refreezes into ice before it reaches the ground.
Snow
Precipitation in solid form snowflakes are a collection of ice crystals
Hail
Precipitation in solid form. Formed inside clouds of a thunderstorm. Larger chunks of ice.
Temperature
How hot or cold something is
Celsius
The metric unit for measuring temperature. Liquid water freezes and becomes a solid at 0 degrees Celsius
Fahrenheit
The standard unit for measuring temperature in the United States. Liquid water freezes and becomes a solid at 32 degrees fahrenheit.