Unit 2 Module E Earth's Water & Atmosphere
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The distance north or south of the equator, expressed in degrees.
A description of the short-term conditions of the atmosphere at a particular time and place.
A measure of the speed of motion of the particles that make up matter.
A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.
The percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the amount needed to saturate the air at the same temperature.
The force of air pushing on the surface, express in millibars.
Lines on a weather map, that indicate locations on the map with the same air pressure.
Global patterns of wind that generally move in a certain direction.
Rain Shadow Effect
The phenomenon that causes one side of a mountain to be cloudy and have more precipitation, while the other side of the mountain is drier.
Uses equations to represent the way a system or a process works.
A prediction about the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place.
The average conditions of the atmosphere in an area over a long period of time.
Describes how much sunlight a surface reflects.
An atmospheric heating phenomenon, that explains how the heat is retained by the atmosphere.
Areas of Earth that have similar temperature and precipitation.
Moist air content over a continent
Warm, moist air
Warm year round, moist air, lots of rainfall
Dry air, tends to be desert regions
Tundra and Ice
Areas of high altitudes that affect there climate.
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