Weather and Climate

3rd period science

Thermometer

A thermometer is a device that is used to measure temperature.


Daniel Gabriel fahrenheit was the was the German physicist who invented a alcohol thermometer in 1707, and the mercury thermometer in 1714.

Anemometer

an instrument for measuring the speed of the wind, or of any current of gas.

Sling psychrometer

A psychrometer that can be whirled in the air until the reading of the wet-bulb

thermometer reaches a constant value.

Rain gauge

A device for collecting and measuring the amount of rain that falls.

Wind vane

Mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind.

weather wind

A map showing the state of the weather over a large sea.

Weather satellite

A satellite that transmits frequent picture of earth below.

Hygrometer

An instrument for measuring the humidity of the air gas

Barometer

an instrument that is used to measure air pressure and predict changes in the weather.


Evangelista Torricelli invented the first barometer, known as the Torricelli's tube.