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unit 3 vocab words

evaporation The Process be which a liquid changes into a gas.
air mass a large body of air that has similar temperature and humidity throughout
latitude a measure of how far north or south a place is from the equator.
air pressure the weight of the atmosphere pressing down on the earth
runoff water that does not soak into the ground and that flows across Earth's surface
weather What is happening in the atmosphere at a certain time and place.
climate the pattern of weather an area experiences over a long period of time
wind air that is moving
barometer a weather instrument used to measure air pressure
front the border where two air masses meet
equator an imaginary line around earth,equally distant from North and South poles
condensation the process by which a gas changes into liquid
humidity the amount of water vapor in the air
precipitation water that falls from the air to the Earths surface
atmosphere the mixture of gases that surround a planet
water cycle the process in which water continuously moves from earths surface into the atmosphere and back again
anemometer a weather instrument that measures wind speed
climate zone an area that has similar average temperatures and precipitation throughout
weather map a map that uses symbols to show weather data
Created by: scarah45