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Heat & Water vapor

Latent Heat The heat energy that is absorbed or released by a substance during a phase change
Sublimation solid changes directly into a gas
Dew Point The temperature at which the condensation rate equals the evaporation rate
Cloud a collection of small water droplets or ice crystals in the air
Condensation Nucleus The suspended particles that provide the surfaces necessary for water vapor to condense
Adiabitic cooling The process by which the temperature of a mass of air decreases as the air rises and expands
Advective Cooling Another cooling process that is associated with cloud formation
Stratus Cloud Clouds that have a flat, uniform base and that begin to form at very low altitudes are called
Cumulus Cloud billowy clouds that commonly have a top that resembles cotton balls and a dark bottom
Cirrus Cloud Feathery clouds that are composed of ice crystals and that have the highest altitude of any cloud in the sky
Fog the result of the condensation of water vapor in the air
Created by: Lucario819