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8th Weather Patterns

Global Weather Patterns: Sun & Energy and Weather

TermDefinition
Front The place where two air masses of different temperatures and pressures meet.
High Pressure An area of higher air pressure that is typically associated with clear weather.
Low Pressure An area of lower air pressure that is typically associated with wet or cloudy weather.
Air Mass A large body of air that has approximately the same temperature and humidity.
Convection The movement of energy through a moving liquid or gas.
Weather A pattern of precipitation, wind, etc. that covers a small area for a short amount of time.
Climate A pattern of temperature and precipitation that remains for a long period of time.
Ocean Current The flow of water within the ocean that moves in a regular pattern.
El NiƱo A periodic change in the location of warm and cool surface waters in the Pacific Ocean.
Deep Ocean Current The movement of water far below the surface of the ocean.
Surface Current The flow of water that occurs near or at the surface of the ocean.
Hurricane A low pressure tropical storm that forms over warm ocean water.
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