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The pressure exerted by the weight of air above
A mercury filled glass tube in which the height of the mercury column is a measure of air pressure.
An instrument for measuring air pressure that consists of evacuated metal chambers very sensitive to variations in air pressure.
A recording barometer.
Air flowing horizontally with respect to Earth's surface.
A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure, usually corrected to sea level.
The amount of pressure change occurring over a given distance.
The deflective force of Earth's rotation on all free-moving objects, including the atmosphere and oceans.
A wind, usually above a height of 600 meters, that blows parallel to the isobars.
Swift, high altitude winds.
A low-pressure center characterized by a counterclockwise flow of air in the Northern Hemisphere.
A high-pressure center characterized by a clockwise flow of air in the Northern Hemisphere.
The condition that exists when the distribution of winds within a given area results in a net horizontal inflow of air into the area.
The condition that exists when the distribution of winds within a given area results in a net horizontal outflow of air from the region.
The nature of the change in atmospheric pressure over the past several hours.
A belt of low pressure lying near the equator and between the subtropical highs.
Not a continuous belt of high pressure but rather several semipermanent, anticyclonic centers characterized by subsidence and divergence located roughly between latitudes 25 and 35
Two belts of winds that blow almost constantly from easterly directions and are located on the equatorward sides of the subtropical highs.
The dominant west-to-east motion of the atmosphere that characterizes the regions on the poleward side of the subtropical highs.
In the global pattern of prevailing winds, winds that blow from the polar high toward the subpolar low. These winds, however, should not be thought of as persistent winds, such as
Low pressure located at about the altitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic circles.
The stormy frontal zone separating air masses of polar origin from air masses of tropical origin.
Anticyclones that are assumed to occupy the inner polar regions and are believed to be thermally induced, at least in part.
Seasonal reversal of wind direction associated with large continents, especially Asia.
A local wind blowing from the sea during the afternoon in coastal areas.
A local wind blowing from land toward the water during the night in coastal areas.
The daily upslope winds commonly encountered in a mountain valley.
The nightly downslope winds commonly encountered in mountain valleys.
A wind blowing down the lee-ward side of a mountain and warming by compression.
The local name given to a chinook wind in Southern California.
A circulation pattern characterized by a light wind blowing into a city from the surrounding countryside.
An instrument used to determine wind direction.
A wind that constantly blows from one direction more than from another.
An instrument used to determine wind speed.
Episodes of ocean warming.
A seesaw pattern of atmospheric pressure between the eastern and western pacific.
Opposite of el nino.
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