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Science Ch. 3 5th Gr

Chapter 3 vocabulary

Liquid water changes to water vapor through the process of ____. evaporation
Water vapor turns back into liquid drops of water through the process of _____. condensation
Almost all weather occurs in the lowest layer of the ____. atmosphere
Rain or snow is called ____. precipitation
Water in the air is called _____. humidity
The weight of air is called _____. air pressure
Global winds that blow constantly from the same direction are known as ____. prevailing winds
Winds that depend on local changes in temperature are called _____. local winds
The climate of a small area is called _____. microclimate
The boundary between air masses is called a ____. front
The average of an area's weather conditions through all seasons over a period of time is called ____. climate
Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may lead to ____. global warming
The process by which carbon dioxide in the atmosphere absorbs some of heat given off by Earth is called the _____. greenhouse effect
One example of a short-term climate change is ____. El Nino
A body of air with nearly the same temperature and humidity throughout is an ____. air mass
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