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Conditions of the Atmosphere

Meteorology

The sudy of the lower atmosphere is called

Percipitation

Rain is the most common form of this

Wind chill factor

The apparent lowering of temperature by wind is called

Weather

The condition of the atmosphere at any given time

Warm air

This type of air can hold more moisture

Temperature

The atmospheherice condition that is probably the first thing noticed on a clear day is

Relative humidity

The ratio of the amount of water actually being held in the air in relation to temperature.

Relative humidity

Weather reading measured in percents.

Evaporation

This weather conditon is greatly affected by humidity and effects comfort levels.

Westerly

Wind traveling from west to east.

Easterly

Wind traveling from east to west.

Northern

Wind traveling from north to south.

Southern

Wind traveling from south to north.

High Pressure

Cool, dry air is usually a mark of this type of pressure.

Absolute Humidity

The total amount of water vapor at a certain volume of air can hold.

Conduction

Heat transfer from direct contact.

Convection

Heat transfer from warm air rising and cold air sinking.

Greenhouse effect

Carbondioxide and water vapor traping the suns enery in Earth's atmosphere warming the atmosphere.

Condensation

Changing from a bapor to a liquid.

Evaporation

Changing from a liquid to a vapor.

Freezing

Changing from a liquid to a solid.

Melting

Changing a solid to liquid.

Sublimation

Chaging from a solid state directly to a gas or changing from a gas to a solid.

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