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Convection

What roles do the sun and Earth's oceans play in our environment?
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Climate
temperature and precipitation in an area
Hydrosphere
all of the water on Earth
Atmosphere
the layers of gases that surround the Earth
Weather
climate at a particular TIME and PLACE
Current
(Air, Ocean, Convection) a large stream of moving water or air
Precipatation
any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface
Condensation
when water vapor becomes liquid
Evaporation
liquid water escapes into the air as vapor
Convection
a type of heat transfer in which heat moves in a fluid in s circle
Heat Transfer
the act of heat moving from one object to another
Thermal Equilibrium
when at least two substances reach the same temperature over time through heat transfer
Heat
the energy transferred from a hotter object to a cooler object
Temperature
a measure of heat