Weather and Climate Mind Map By Damien and Baylee (5 Factors of weather…
Weather and Climate Mind Map By Damien and Baylee
What is Climate
The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.
What is like
It could have heat, snow, dust storms, and a lot a of rain for a really long time.
What is weather?
Weather is something that happens day to day.
What is it like?
It sometimes is bad or good. it may even be annoying
The types of Weather
Wind, Tornado, Thunderstorm, Sunny, Snow, Sleet, Rain, Lighting, Hail, Hurricane, Ice Rain, Fog, Dust Storms, and Clouds
Who study's weather?
Meteorologist are people who study the cause of the weather and try and predict it.
5 Factors of weather
The five layers of the atmosphere: thermosphere,stratosphere,mesosphere,exosphere, and inonosphere
Types of clouds, Cirrus: a cloud forming wispy, tufted streaks. Cumulonimbus: a cloud forming a towering mass with a flat base and a flat top. Nimbostratus: a cloud forming a thick uniform grey layer at low altitude.Cumulus: a cloud forming rounded masses heaped on each other.
Types of precipitation, Rain: moisture condensed from the atmosphere. Sleet: a form of precipitation consisting of ice pellets. Snow: water vapor frozen into ice crystals.
Extreme Storms: Tornado: clouds, strong wind, rain, hail.
Hurricane or cyclone: strong wind, heavy rain.
Blizzard: heavy snow, ice, cold temperatures.
Dust storm: strong winds, arid conditions.
Flood: heavy rainfall.
Hail storm: cold or warm temperatures, rain, ice.
Ice storm: freezing rain.
Types of fronts, Cold front: the boundary of an advancing mass of cold air. Warm front: the boundary of an advancing mass of warm air. Stationary front: a pair of masses,that cannot replace each other. Occluded front:a composite front formed when a cold front over takes a warm front and forces it aloft.
Nearly 2,000 thunderstorm cells are estimated over the planet at any given time.
The U.S. has over 100,000 thunderstorms every year, with over 16 million taking place across the world in a year.
9 out of 10 lightning bolts strike land rather than oceans.
The windiest place on earth is Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica where winds of 200mph have been recorded.
The strongest ever recorded wind was on Mt Washington, New Hampshire, USA at an amazing 231mph.