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Title: WEATHER INSTRUMENTS


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WEATHER INSTRUMENTS
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Rain Gauge
  • Type of instrument used by meteorologists
  • Used to gather and measure the amount of liquid
    precipitation over a set period of time
  • Most rain gauges generally measure the
    precipitation in millimeters

3
Thermometer
  • A device that measures temperature
  • Measures in either Fahrenheit or Celsius

4
Barometer
  • an instrument used to measure atmospheric
    pressure
  • Atmospheric pressure is the pressure at any point
    in the Earth's atmosphere.

5
Wind Vane or Weather Vane
  • A wind vane is also called a weather vane
  • It is one of the oldest weather tools
  • It is a tool for measuring wind direction
  • It spins on a rod and points in the direction
    from which the wind comes.

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Anemometer
  • It is a device for measuring wind speed
  • It is one instrument used in a weather station

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Hygrometer
  • Measures humidity in the air
  • See science workbook page 46 for picture.
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