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Climate - Weather may change daily, but climate changes only over a very long period of time.What word describes the typical weather found in a region over a long period of time?

Air Pressure - Air pressure changes from location to location causing air to move from areas of high pressure towards areas of low pressure.What term describes the density or force of air on things?

Rain Gauge - Two-thirds of the earth is covered in water.What instrument is used to measure the amount of rain that has fallen in a given period?

Collection - There is the same amount of water on earth now as there was when dinosaurs roamed the earth.What do you call the phase of the water cycle whereby runoff water collects prior to evaporating back into the atmosphere?

Thermometer - Thermometers were developed during the 16th and 17th centuries.What device is used to measure how cold or hot the air temperature is?

Humidity - In meteorology, humidity is an indicator of the likelihood of precipitation.What term refers to the amount of moisture or water vapor in the air?

Weather Vane - Although they are functional, weather vanes are generally used for decoration.What device is used to show what direction the wind is blowing?

Evaporation - Ninety-seven percent of the earth's water is in the oceans.During this phase of the water cycle, water changes from a liquid state to a gas form.

Anemometer - The first known reference to an anemometer was given by Leon Battista Alberti in 1450.What scientific apparatus measures wind speed?

Condensation - Water is the only thing that can be a liquid, gas or a solid.Name the phase of the water cycle where water vapor collects on dust particles and forms clouds.

Blizzard - Hurricanes are also known as tropical cyclones.What is the term for a strong storm that has heavy snow and wind?

Barometer - Pressure tendency can help to forecast changes in the weather.What tool is used to measure changes in air pressure?

Cold Front - The cooler air wedges under the less-dense warmer air, lifting it.The zone where a cold air mass is replacing warm air.

Precipitation - One twenty minute thunderstorm can drop over 125,000,000 gallons of water.What do you call the phase of the water cycle where water droplets become heavy enough to drop from the clouds?

Warm Front - Clouds that are ahead of the warm front are mostly stratiform.What is the zone called where a warm mass of air is replacing cold air?

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