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Unit 3 Vocabulary


  1. a front between warm and cold air masses that is moving very slowly or not at all (stationaryfront)
  2. rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground (precipitation)


  1. the movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter and therefore less dense material to rise, and colder, denser material to sink under the influence of gravity, which consequently results in transfer of heat (convection)
  2. the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction (oceancurrent)
  3. The water at the ocean surface is moved primarily by winds that blow in certain patterns because of the Earth's spin and the Coriolis Effect (surfacecurrent)
  4. a breeze blowing toward the sea from the land, especially at night, owing to the relative warmth of the sea (landbreeze)
  5. the boundary of an advancing mass of warm air, in particular the leading edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system (warmfront)
  6. a violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec) (hurricane)

["seabreeze", "highpressure", "lowpressure"]

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