19 terms

Weather

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air pressure
weight of air as it presses down on Earth's surface
atmosphere
layers of air that surround Earth's surface
climate
average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
condensation
change of the state of gas to a liquid
evaporation
change of state from a liquid to a gas
ground water
water that moves downward into the ground
precipitation
any form of water that falls from clouds to Earth's surface (rain, snow, hail, sleet)
run off
water flowing on the Earth's surface
water cycle
movement of water into air as water vapor and back to Earth's surface as precipitation
weather
conditions of the atmosphere at a certain place and time
stratus clouds
low in the sky, gray, looks like a blanket
cumulus clouds
middle of the sky, white, fluffy, looks like cotton
cirrus clouds
high in the sky, white, feathery, made of ice crystals
cumulonimbus clouds
storm clouds, thick, dark
barometer
measures air pressure
wind vane
shows the wind direction
anemometer
shows wind speed
thermometer
shows air temperature
rain gauge
measures the amount of rain that has fallen