For the Week ending 7/27/12
Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.
scale of wind velocity ranging from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane); an empirical measure for the intensity of the wind based mainly on the state of the sea or wave conditions
We've got the cumulonimbus and a possible gale; we've got a force nine blowing on the _______ scale. - Billy Joel, Storm Front
of, or relating to the wind; carried, deposited or eroded by the wind
His main research focus is on _______ geomorphology, the movement of sediment by the wind and the resulting landforms produced.
relating to or denoting the component of a wind or current that arises from a balance between pressure gradients and Coriolis forces
A _______ wind flows parallel to the isobars.
an instrument for measuring wind force and velocity
The actual wind speed is unknown as the _______ was broken and blown off at the 207 mark.
an instrument carried aloft, chiefly by balloon, to gather and transmit meteorological data
Attached to the balloon is a weather instrument called a _______, which transmits data on temperature, humidity, and pressure at different layers through the atmosphere.