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Water Cycle and Weather/Climate Vocabulary
the continuous movement of water between Earth's surface and the air, changing from liquid to gas to liquid
to act on or affect each other
the process by which water changes from liquid form to an atmospheric gas
the process by which molecules of water vapor in the air become liquid water due to cooling
the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
the process in which water pools in large bodies (like oceans, seas and lakes)
the condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place
the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
A map that shows data about recent weather conditions across a large area
signs used by meteorologists to convey a certain type of condition at a given time.
scientific reasoning based on an observation
an explanation of what the symbols on a map represent
a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
instrument used to measure rainfall
measuring instrument for measuring temperature
an instrument used to measure wind speed
an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
a tool that shows the direction from which the wind is blowing