17 terms

Earth science chapter 20


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Absolute humidity
the mass of water vapor contained in a given volume of air?
condensation nuclei
What must be present in order for clouds to form?
equatorial oceans
from where does most evaporation come?
lifting and cooling of air
Upslope fog forms through what?
latent heat is realesed when water freezes
when ice melts latent heat does what?
when the air temperature decreases the rate of evaporation does what?
the water will change to gas
what might happen if enough energy is absorbed by liquid water?
clouds that often bring thunderstorms are?
ice and dust particles
condensation nuclei are what?
which is of the following cloud types occurs at the highest altitude?
arctic circle
where would the air contain the most moisture?
sometimes a solid will change directly to a gas in a process called?
a type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gaseous phase that isn't saturated with the evaporating substance
water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed objects in the morning or the evening due to condensation
the transition of a substance directly from the solid to the gas phase without passing through the intermediate liquid phase.
the change of water from its gaseous for (water vapor) into liquid water.
cumulus clouds