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5th Grade Chapter 5 Water Cycle and Weather

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water cycle
repeated movement of water through the environment in different forms
precipitation
water that falls from clouds as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
evaporation
the changing of a liquid to a gas
atmosphere
the mixture of water vapor and other gases, as well as particles of matter that surrounds Earth's surface
hydrosphere
all the waters of Earth
condensation
the process in which a gas turns into a liquid
lithosphere
the solid, rocky layer of Earth
barometric pressure
the pushing force of the atmosphere
sleet
frozen raindrops
biosphere
the part of Earth in which all living things are found
humidity
the amount of water vapor in the air
hail
frozen precipitation that forms in layers
weather
the state of the atmosphere
circulation
movement of air that redistributes heat on Earth
climate
the average of weather conditions over a long period of time
deposition
process of laying down materials, such as rocks and soil
latitude
a measure of how far a place is from the equator
elevation
height above sea level
erosion
the movement of materials away from a place