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Chapter 4: Weather Modification
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presents a basic definition of weather that seems appropriate for people of all ages:
Weather is the specific condition of the atmosphere at a particular place and time. It is measured in terms of such things as wind, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, cloudiness, and precipitation. Weather can change from hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. (2008)
When defining weather, one should consider the term as describing the condition of the atmosphere at a given place and at a given time. Climate, on the other hand, is the long-term condition of the atmosphere in a region characterized by the sum of all weather events affecting the region over an extended period of time (Danielson, Levin, & Abrams, 2003). Many people possess ...