- The state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place.
- Tropical Cyclone
- An intense cyclonic storm consisting of an organized mass of thunderstorms that develops over the warm oceans of the tropics. To be classified as a hurricane, winds speeds in the storm must be greater than 118 kilometers per hour. Another name for hurricane.
- Temperature is defined as the measure of the average speed of atoms and molecules. The higher the temperature the faster they move.
- A state of matter where molecules where the mass of the substance does not have the property of flow.
- (1) A body of saline water found on the Earth's continental surface.
(2) A portion of a ocean that is in close proximity to a continent.
- Science is a way of acquiring knowledge. To do science, one must follow a specific universal methodology. The central theme in this methodology is the testing of hypotheses and the ability to make predictions. The overall goal of science is to better understand nature and our Universe.
An abstraction of the real world that is used to depict, analyze, store, and communicate spatially organized information about physical and cultural phenomena.
An intense cyclonic storm consisting of an organized mass of thunderstorms that develops over the warm oceans of the tropics. To be classified as a hurricane, winds speeds in the storm must be greater than 118 kilometers per hour.
Process that changes the state of rest or motion of a body.
Horizontal outflow of wind from an area. In a surface divergence, outflow originates from the upper atmosphere.
Area of low pressure in the atmosphere that displays circular inward movement of air. In the Northern Hemisphere circulation is counterclockwise, while Southern Hemisphere cyclones have clockwise wind patterns.
- Coriolis Force
An apparent force due to the Earth's rotation. Causes moving objects to be deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern hemisphere. Coriolis force does not exist on the equator. This force is responsible for the direction of flow in meteorological phenomena like mid-latitude cyclones, hurricanes, and anticyclones.