Weather Maps & Forecasting
Bianca, Gillian, Britney, and Andres
Predicting the weather for a given area...
~ 16th century Galileo invented the thermometer (temperature) ~1644 Torricelli invented the barometer (atmospheric pressure) ~followed by the hygrometer (humidity) and anemometer (wind speed)
~There are 5 main weather zones: Polar (coldest), Mountain (high altitudes/cold), Temperate (moderate), Tropical (warm/high rainfall), & Desert (HOT/cold at night). ~ If it is cold in Canada & hot in Florida, what kind of weather do you think we will have in Virginia Beach? Temperate.
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