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Weather

Conditions of the Atmosphere
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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.