Unit 5 - Water, Weather, Climate
Terms in this set (15)
Any form of water falling from the sky
The type of precipitation formed when rain freezes on its way down to Earth.
The type of precipitation formed when winds carry ice pellets back up to refreeze several times before they fall.
The type of precipitation formed when water freezes into ice crystals in the cloud, before it falls.
The condition of the atmosphere at a particular time and place
The force of air pressing down on an area
The instrument used to measure air pressure
The average, year-after-year weather conditions in an area
The height above sea level. Also called altitude.
Distance from the equator
The amount of moisture (water vapor) in the air
The amount of heat energy in the atmosphere
The phase change when a gas turns into a liquid. Energy is lost. This is also the step in the water cycle that creates clouds
The step of the water cycle where energy flows off the surface of the earth
The step of the water cycle where water sinks into the ground
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