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Introduction Tom was first started out as water vapor. He was a greenhouse gas and he was totally invisible. So no one could see him, so he could practically do whatever he wanted. He thought he was so lucky to be invisible. Today had clear skies which meant it was high pressure. It was kind of sunny. The heat from the Sun's energy was very hot.


Trouble in Air Then one day he was playing around in the air. Then all of a sudden he was moving and Tom didn't know what was happening. He was being pushed by evaporation. He didn't know what to do. He didn't know where the evaporation was coming from. Was it from the ocean or a lake or a river.


Evaporation Takes Over He found out that the evaporation was from the ocean currents. Suddenly he started to condense and get heavier in the atom. Evaporation is the action of evaporating and the water droplets in the air condense. So then he figured out that evaporation was dangerous.


A Confused Rain Droplet Tom was getting really scared now! What was he going to do? Since Tom was too heavy wind currents turned him into a rain droplet. A whoosh of wind came down and then Tom started to fall to the ground. He looked at himself and thought why am I a rain droplet? He started to fall down from the atmosphere, which meant the pressure was getting lower causing low pressure.


Crushed Dreams Tom was starting to feel kind of happy that he was a rain droplet. He felt free again. Then Tom noticed that he was almost to the ground and that then he was going to burst into a splat of water. Tom didn't want to die yet.


Save Me! Tom had to think fast. What was he going to do to save himself? He saw all the other tiny rain droplets and asked one of them, "Aren't you afraid of dying?" The other rain droplet said, " Of course not because it's a cycle. I've been through this like a million times!"


The New Age " A million times! What was this other rain droplet talking about" Tom said in his mind. As Tom was thinking he hit the ground. SPLAT! He sadly had splat to the ground and passed away and he turned into convection. Then a new generation started called the water cycle started for Tom.


One Day Then one day as Tom was going through the cycle and he was falling down as rain. He fell through an open window. Tom happened to fall into a news station, when they were shooting. Tom was fascinated at what he saw.


Research Tom went to a news station where they had all kind of news and weather. Then sitting on a table Tom saw some kind map and noticed it was a geographical map. He saw that there was contour lines on the map and some of them were isotherm and some lines that were known as isobar. After he looked at the map he went over to the live area and they were talking about the weather for the week.


The Upcoming Weather For the weather this week, they predicted that maybe a hurricane or a tornado might happen on Tuesday and it's going to be chilly from a cold front. A hurricane forms usually over the water and when it is warm in the water. The winds are blowing the same direction when the hurricane forms from the weather. Some storms are going to be coming, but on Friday it will be Sunny from a surprising warm front happening. There won't be any stationary fronts happening this week though.


Megan's Vocabulary Atmosphere- The air in a particular place. Convection- The transfer of thermal energy by movements of a fluid. Wind Currents- Large-scale wind systems of the atmosphere. Ocean Currents- the flow of the water in an ocean going a certain direction. High Pressure- It creates clear skies. Low Pressure- It creates storms. Fronts- Warm Front: warm air replacing cold air at ground level. Cold Front: cold air replacing warm air at ground level. Stationary Front: warm and cold air have equal amounts of energy. Hurricanes- A storm with violent winds. Tornado's- Destructive rotating winds in a funnel like way. Sun and the Sun's Energy- The sun is the hottest and biggest star in space. The sun gives us energy to live.


Reasons The atmosphere is formed by the formation of the earth. The doesn't really interact with the atmosphere because it doesn't really even go near it really. Convection is formed by water vapor in the air. Many things in earth is affected by convection. Convection can heat things up like the ground. Wind Currents are formed by pressures in the different areas of the ground. Wind Currents can affect the weather by making it colder and chiller. Ocean Currents are formed by the rotation of the Earth. Ocean Currents affect the weather by causing cold fronts or warm fronts throughout the area. High Pressure are formed air masses being cooled down. High Pressure can affect the weather by making the air warmer and causing clear skies. Low Pressure are formed when air masses at a boundary and the air mass is cooled by the low pressure. It can affect weather by making it colder and causing storms. Fronts are caused by the weather acting upon them. Fronts can cause changes in the weather temperature.


Continue Reasons Hurricanes are caused cold water are turned into warmer waters. Hurricanes can affect weather by creating storms and destroying places. Tornados are caused by when there is a storm and cold and warm air meet together. Tornados affect the weather by making it storm more. Sun and the Sun's Energy are caused by gases created together. The Sun's Energy can affect the weather by making it warmer during the day.


Akarsh's Vocabulary Isotherm-a type of contour line that connects points of equal temperature at a given date or time on a geographic map Isobar-a line connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure Types of Precipitation-In meteorology, rainfall types can include the character or phase of the precipitation which is falling to ground level. Frozen forms of precipitation include snow, ice needles, sleet, hail, and graupel. Dew Point-The dew point is the temperature below which the water vapor in a volume of humid air at a given constant barometric pressure will condense into liquid water at the same rate at which it evaporates.


Meteorological Instruments Thermometer-measures the temperature of the air Barometer-measures the pressure of the air Anemometer-measures the speed of the wind Wind Vane-determines the direction of the wind Rain Gauge-Measures the amount of rain that has fallen in a specific period of time


Types of Clouds Cirrus-Cirrus clouds have high altitudes over 18,000 feet. These types of clouds are composed of ice crystals, and the way that they look tends to remind us of their ice and crystal composition. They are thin and feathery like. Stratus-Stratus clouds are the lowest of the low altitude clouds. Generally, stratus clouds do not have altitudes over 7,000 feet. Therefore, since the air is warmer, they are made up almost entirely of water drops. Cumulus-Like the stratus clouds, cumulus clouds are over 7,000 feet high. Once again, since they are lower, they are primarily composed of water drops. Cumulonimbus-Cumulonimbus clouds go up the highest of all of the clouds in the atmosphere. They reach heights of 60,000 feet.


Convection


Types of Precipitation


Fronts


Atmosphere


Introduction Tom was first started out as water vapor. He was a greenhouse gas and he was totally invisible. So no one could see him, so he could practically do whatever he wanted. He thought he was so lucky to be invisible. Today had clear skies which meant it was high pressure. It was kind of sunny. The heat from the Sun's energy was very hot.


Trouble in Air Then one day he was playing around in the air. Then all of a sudden he was moving and Tom didn't know what was happening. He was being pushed by evaporation. He didn't know what to do. He didn't know where the evaporation was coming from. Was it from the ocean or a lake or a river.


Evaporation Takes Over He found out that the evaporation was from the ocean currents. Suddenly he started to condense and get heavier in the atom. Evaporation is the action of evaporating and the water droplets in the air condense. So then he figured out that evaporation was dangerous.


A Confused Rain Droplet Tom was getting really scared now! What was he going to do? Since Tom was too heavy wind currents turned him into a rain droplet. A whoosh of wind came down and then Tom started to fall to the ground. He looked at himself and thought why am I a rain droplet? He started to fall down from the atmosphere, which meant the pressure was getting lower causing low pressure.


Crushed Dreams Tom was starting to feel kind of happy that he was a rain droplet. He felt free again. Then Tom noticed that he was almost to the ground and that then he was going to burst into a splat of water. Tom didn't want to die yet.


Save Me! Tom had to think fast. What was he going to do to save himself? He saw all the other tiny rain droplets and asked one of them, "Aren't you afraid of dying?" The other rain droplet said, " Of course not because it's a cycle. I've been through this like a million times!"


The New Age " A million times! What was this other rain droplet talking about" Tom said in his mind. As Tom was thinking he hit the ground. SPLAT! He sadly had splat to the ground and passed away and he turned into convection. Then a new generation started called the water cycle started for Tom.


One Day Then one day as Tom was going through the cycle and he was falling down as rain. He fell through an open window. Tom happened to fall into a news station, when they were shooting. Tom was fascinated at what he saw.


Research Tom went to a news station where they had all kind of news and weather. Then sitting on a table Tom saw some kind map and noticed it was a geographical map. He saw that there was contour lines on the map and some of them were isotherm and some lines that were known as isobar. After he looked at the map he went over to the live area and they were talking about the weather for the week.


The Upcoming Weather For the weather this week, they predicted that maybe a hurricane or a tornado might happen on Tuesday and it's going to be chilly from a cold front. A hurricane forms usually over the water and when it is warm in the water. The winds are blowing the same direction when the hurricane forms from the weather. Some storms are going to be coming, but on Friday it will be Sunny from a surprising warm front happening. There won't be any stationary fronts happening this week though.


Megan's Vocabulary Atmosphere- The air in a particular place. Convection- The transfer of thermal energy by movements of a fluid. Wind Currents- Large-scale wind systems of the atmosphere. Ocean Currents- the flow of the water in an ocean going a certain direction. High Pressure- It creates clear skies. Low Pressure- It creates storms. Fronts- Warm Front: warm air replacing cold air at ground level. Cold Front: cold air replacing warm air at ground level. Stationary Front: warm and cold air have equal amounts of energy. Hurricanes- A storm with violent winds. Tornado's- Destructive rotating winds in a funnel like way. Sun and the Sun's Energy- The sun is the hottest and biggest star in space. The sun gives us energy to live.


Reasons The atmosphere is formed by the formation of the earth. The doesn't really interact with the atmosphere because it doesn't really even go near it really. Convection is formed by water vapor in the air. Many things in earth is affected by convection. Convection can heat things up like the ground. Wind Currents are formed by pressures in the different areas of the ground. Wind Currents can affect the weather by making it colder and chiller. Ocean Currents are formed by the rotation of the Earth. Ocean Currents affect the weather by causing cold fronts or warm fronts throughout the area. High Pressure are formed air masses being cooled down. High Pressure can affect the weather by making the air warmer and causing clear skies. Low Pressure are formed when air masses at a boundary and the air mass is cooled by the low pressure. It can affect weather by making it colder and causing storms. Fronts are caused by the weather acting upon them. Fronts can cause changes in the weather temperature.


Continue Reasons Hurricanes are caused cold water are turned into warmer waters. Hurricanes can affect weather by creating storms and destroying places. Tornados are caused by when there is a storm and cold and warm air meet together. Tornados affect the weather by making it storm more. Sun and the Sun's Energy are caused by gases created together. The Sun's Energy can affect the weather by making it warmer during the day.


Akarsh's Vocabulary Isotherm-a type of contour line that connects points of equal temperature at a given date or time on a geographic map Isobar-a line connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure Types of Precipitation-In meteorology, rainfall types can include the character or phase of the precipitation which is falling to ground level. Frozen forms of precipitation include snow, ice needles, sleet, hail, and graupel. Dew Point-The dew point is the temperature below which the water vapor in a volume of humid air at a given constant barometric pressure will condense into liquid water at the same rate at which it evaporates.


Meteorological Instruments Thermometer-measures the temperature of the air Barometer-measures the pressure of the air Anemometer-measures the speed of the wind Wind Vane-determines the direction of the wind Rain Gauge-Measures the amount of rain that has fallen in a specific period of time


Types of Clouds Cirrus-Cirrus clouds have high altitudes over 18,000 feet. These types of clouds are composed of ice crystals, and the way that they look tends to remind us of their ice and crystal composition. They are thin and feathery like. Stratus-Stratus clouds are the lowest of the low altitude clouds. Generally, stratus clouds do not have altitudes over 7,000 feet. Therefore, since the air is warmer, they are made up almost entirely of water drops. Cumulus-Like the stratus clouds, cumulus clouds are over 7,000 feet high. Once again, since they are lower, they are primarily composed of water drops. Cumulonimbus-Cumulonimbus clouds go up the highest of all of the clouds in the atmosphere. They reach heights of 60,000 feet.


Convection


Types of Precipitation


Fronts


Atmosphere


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