Form of energy from the sun that reaches the earth
Air currents that move across the earth's surface
Wind that always blow in the same patterns
Patterns made by the prevailing winds
When there is very little air moving, calmness
Winds moving south
Winds moving north
Winds moving back towards the equator
Water enters the atmosphere
Water in a gaseous state
When water vapor turns into water droplets
The temperature at which the water vapor starts condensing into water drops
Is a cloud that forms right next to the ground
Forms when warm air comes in contact with a coll surface
Water vapor condenses right into frozen ice crystals
Any kind of condensed water that falls from the sky. ie: rain, sleet, snow and hail
The continuous movement of water between the earth's surface and the atmosphere
A local storm
Always accompanies thunderstorms and iis a huge electrical discharge
Are violent circular winds associated with severe thunderstorms
Giganic whirling storms with high winds, torrential rains, and storm surges capable of causing wide-spread flooding and destruction
Changes of air conditions at a particular place over a long period of time
A measure of how far to the north or south pf the equator the place is
The height of a place above sea level
Climate that has warm summers and cold winters
Is a mixture of gases; 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, .03% carbon dioxide and trace other gases
Are substances added to the air by such natural happenings as volcanic erruptions, forest fires, dust and pollen
Are substances added to the air by human activity, such as undesirable gases, ligids and solid materials
Occurs when the surface air is cooler than the layer above it, so the air cannot rise and the pollutants may accumulate
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