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11.19: Weather- Challenge 3

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    5526
  • 1. A ___ measures air pressure.
    barometer
    2. A ___ measures temperature.
    thermometer
    3. One reason that weather predictions are more accurate now than they were 20 years ago is that ___.
    meteorologists can now collect much more and far better data
    4. ___ models are used to predict weather.
    Mathematical
    5. In the process of ___, a supercomputer takes atmospheric data and calculates what will happen to weather conditions horizontally and vertically.
    Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)
    6. Lines of equal temperature that connect places on weather maps are called ___.
    isotherms
    7. Lines joining places of equal air pressure on a weather map are known as ___.
    isobars
    8. Isotachs can be used to locate ___.
    jet streams