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SHMS 6th Sci Vocab 3

SHMS 6th Grade Science Vocab 3

TermDefinition
Evaporation the process in which liquid water becomes a gas
Condensation the process in which water vapor becomes a liquid
Precipitation the process in which atmospheric water falls to the ground as rain, sleet, snow, or hail.
Convection the method of heat transfer by density differences in a fluid
Conduction the method of heat transfer by direct contact
Radiation the method of heat transfer over a distance
Weather atmospheric conditions at a particular time and place
Climate weather conditions in a particular place over a long period of time
Air pressure a force exerted by moving air molecules
Wind high pressure areas of air moving to low pressure areas caused by uneven heating of Earth’s surface
Low pressure area This is an area of warmer, rising, less dense air. This is associated with stormy weather or cloudy skies.
High pressure area This is an area of cooler, sinking, more dense air. This is associated with clear skies.
Land breeze This occurs when a breeze blows from the land to the sea at night when the land cools off. It is due to higher pressure moving to lower pressure.
Sea Breeze This occurs when a breeze blows from the ocean to the land during the day due to higher pressure moving to lower pressure.
Jet stream fast flowing, narrow air currents found in the atmosphere
Created by: hbogue