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What roles do the sun and Earth's oceans play in our environment?

Climate

temperature and precipitation in an area

Hydrosphere

all of the water on Earth

Atmosphere

the layers of gases that surround the Earth

Weather

climate at a particular TIME and PLACE

Current

(Air, Ocean, Convection) a large stream of moving water or air

Precipatation

any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface

Condensation

when water vapor becomes liquid

Evaporation

liquid water escapes into the air as vapor

Convection

a type of heat transfer in which heat moves in a fluid in s circle

Heat Transfer

the act of heat moving from one object to another

Thermal Equilibrium

when at least two substances reach the same temperature over time through heat transfer

Heat

the energy transferred from a hotter object to a cooler object

Temperature

a measure of heat

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