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8.14: Collecting Weather Data

Difficulty Level: Basic Created by: CK-12
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anemometer

Instrument that measures wind speed.

barometer

Instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.

hygrometer

Device that measures humidity.

radar

Radio detection and ranging device that emits radio waves and receives them after they bounce on the nearest surface; this creates an image of storms and other nearby objects.

rain gauge

Instrument that measures the amount of rain.

snow gauge

Device that measures the amount of snow.

thermometer

Device that measures temperature.

weather balloon

Balloon that rises into the troposphere; it gathers weather data to send back to the surface.

weather satellite

Satellite that orbits Earth and constantly collects and transmits weather data from high above the surface.

weather station

One of thousands of devices that collect weather data at a location on Earth's surface.

wind vane

Device that shows wind direction.

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