the flow of air from land to a body of water
winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances
the way earth's rotation makes winds curve
distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
bands of high-speed winds about 10 kilometers above Earth's surface
the continuous movement of water between Earth's surface and the air, changing from liquid to gas to liquid
the process by which water changes from liquid form to an atmospheric gas
amount of water vapor in the air
the percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount the air could hold
instrument used to measure relative humidity
the process by which molecules of water vapor in the air become liquid water
The temperature at which condensation begins.
wispy, feathery clouds made of ice crystals that form at high levels
clouds that look like fluffy, rounded piles of cotton
Clouds that form in flat layers and often cover much of the sky.
any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface
a long period without rain
The scattering of chemicals into clouds to bring about rain.
instrument used to measure the amount of rainfall