Houghton Mifflin Grade 4 Science Chapter 10
The atmosphere and beyond
Terms in this set (14)
The weight of air as it presses down on Earth's surface.
The layers of air that surround Earth's surface.
The process by which heat from the Sun builds up near Earth's surface and is trapped there by the atmosphere.
The conditions of the atmosphere at a certain place and time.
The change of the state of gas to a liquid.
The change of state from a liquid to a gas.
Any form of water that falls from clouds to Earth's surface.
The movement of water into the air as water vapor and back to Earth's surface as precipitation.
A large body of air that has about the same temperature, air pressure, and moisture throughout.
The place where two air masses meet.
The average weather conditions in an area over along period of time.
These places have very cold temperatures throughout the year, and are located around the North Pole and the South Pole.
These places usually have warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.
These places are hot and rainy for most of or all of the year.