Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Weather Forecasts Chapter 12, section 3. I. Weather Observations a. Meteorologist – person who studies weather 1. Take measurements & interpret data 2.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Weather Forecasts Chapter 12, section 3. I. Weather Observations a. Meteorologist – person who studies weather 1. Take measurements & interpret data 2."— Presentation transcript:

1 Weather Forecasts Chapter 12, section 3

2 I. Weather Observations a. Meteorologist – person who studies weather 1. Take measurements & interpret data 2. Use data from Doppler radar, satellites, and weather balloons to make weather predictions 3. Make weather maps to make weather forecasts

3 II. Forecasting Weather 1. When meteorologists make a forecast, they are using the basic science process skills of prediction & communication a. Station model – shows weather conditions at a specific location on Earths surface and are used to forecast weather a. Station model – shows weather conditions at a specific location on Earths surface and are used to forecast weather b. Weather maps have lines that connects equal temperature or pressure 1. Isotherm – lines that connect equal temperature 2. Isobar – lines that connect equal air pressure a.When isobar lines are close together, pressure difference is large between areas b.When isobar lines are far apart, pressure difference is small between areas

4 III. Weather Maps A. Components of weather maps 1. Fronts 1. Fronts 2. Pressure areas 2. Pressure areas 3. Isobars 3. Isobars 4. Temperature 4. Temperature

5 Weather Map Symbols See page 577 in textbook! See page 577 in textbook! Presentation Express!

6 Station Model

7 Surface Charts


Download ppt "Weather Forecasts Chapter 12, section 3. I. Weather Observations a. Meteorologist – person who studies weather 1. Take measurements & interpret data 2."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google