Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Weather - trivia 6

1) What does a barograph do?

a) records the barometric pressure
b) records the humidity

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Weather - trivia 5

1) What does a thermometer do?

a) measure wind speed
b) measure temperature

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Autumn is the period between summer and winter.


Winter is the period between autumn and spring. It is the coldest of the four seasons. Winter days are the shortest, with nights the longest.


Summer is the period between spring and autumn. It is the warmest of the four seasons. Summer days are the longest, with nights the shortest.


Spring is the period between winter and summer.

Heat wave

A heat wave is a prolonged period of very hot and possibly humid weather.


Weather means the state of the atmosphere. This can be warm, sunny, cold, hot, clear, cloudy, and other conditions.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


A landslide is a downhill movement of soil and rocks.


A tsunami is a sea wave that is caused by a large-scale seafloor displacement. Large earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes are some of the causes of tsunamis.


A thermograph is a device that records the temperature.


A ceilometer is a device that measures the height of the base of clouds.


A barograph is a recording barometer. It produces a chart called a barogram that records the barometric pressure over a period of time.


A windsock is a cloth tube cone that is mounted on a mast. It indicates wind direction and wind speed.