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Weather and Climate Vocabulary (5th grade - from test item glossary)
Terms in this set (15)
To take up and store energy without reflecting or transmitting that energy.
The average pattern of weather that occurs in a certain location over many years.
The process by which water is changed from a gas (water vapor) to a liquid; a stage of the water cycle.
To transmit heat, sound, or electricity through a medium.
The process by which water is changed from a liquid to a gas (water vapor); a stage of the water cycle.
A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.
A climate zone characterized by very little precipitation and extremely cold temperatures.
A form of water (e.g., hail, rain, sleet, snow) that condenses in the atmosphere and falls to Earth's surface.
The turning of an object on its axis.
State of matter
The form matter can take (e.g., solid, liquid, gas).
A climate zone located between the tropics and the polar circles generally characterized by moderate temperatures rather than extremely hot or cold temperatures.
A climate zone near the equator characterized by warm temperatures.
The continuous movement of water through the environment by evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and runoff.
The gas state of water.
The condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place.
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