Weather Maps & Forecasting

Bianca, Gillian, Britney, and Andres

ISOBAR

~A line drawn on a map to connect locations that have the same atmospheric pressure                                                                                         ~Marked in inches or millimeters of mercury

ISOTHERM

~ A line drawn on maps to connect places that have the same temperature                                                                                      ~ Writing temperature measurements on a map at the locations where the measurements were made

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)

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WEATHER ZONES

~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.

Citations

Rauber, Robert M. "Isobar". Worldbook Student. Worldbook, 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2013. Rauber, Robert M. "Isotherm". Worldbook Student. Worldbook, 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2013.Allaby, Michael. A Chronology of Weather. New York: Facts On File, 1998. Print.