15 terms

Weather Vocabulary

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water cycle
The constant movement of water from Earth's atmosphere and back to Earth's surface.
water vapor
The gas form of water.
evaporation
The process by which a liquid changes into a gas.
condensation
The process by which a gas changes into a liquid.
current
A stream of water that flows like a river through the ocean.
weather
The condition of the atmosphere at a certain place and time.
humidity
A measurement of the amount of water vapor in the air.
precipitation
Water that falls from the clouds.
meteorology
The study of weather.
barometer
An instrument for measuring.
anemometer
An instrument for measuring wind speed.
hygrometer
An instrument for measuring humidity.
air mass
A large body of air that has similar temperature and humidity throughout.
front
A place where two air masses meet.
climate
The pattern of weather an area experiences over a long period of time.