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Glossary

There are currently 10 names in this directory
RADIATION
The transferring of energy through electromagnetic waves.

RAIN
Liquid precipitation with drops larger than .02 inch in diameter.

RAIN GAUGE
An instrument for measuring rainfall.

RAINBOW
A luminous arc formed by the refraction and reflection of light in drops of water suspended in the atmosphere.

RAINFALL
A term sometimes synonymous with rain, but most frequently used in reference to amounts of precipitation which includes snow, hail, etc.

REFRACTION
The bending of light as it passes through areas of different density, such as from air through ice crystals.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY
The ratio of the actual vapor pressure to the vapor pressure corresponding to saturation at the prevailing temperature, or simply the percentage of saturation.

RIDGE
A relatively narrow extension of an anticyclone or high-pressure area as shown on a weather chart.

RIGHT HAND & LEFT HAND SEMI-CIRCLES
The semi-circles are named on the assumption that the observer is at the storm's center, and, is looking along the path.

RIME
Tiny balls of ice formed when tiny drops of water freeze on contact with the surface.


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