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Weather 10-2-13

precipitation Any form of water tat falls from clouds, such as rain or snow
prevailing winds The global winds that blow constantly from the same direction
microclimate The climate of a very small area
front The boundary between air masses
air mass A large body of air that has nearly the same temperature and humidity throughout
greenhouse effect Process by which the Earth's atmosphere absorbs heat
condensation The process by which a gas changes back to a liquid
evaporation The process by which a liquid changes into a gas
El Nino A short-term climate change that occurs every two to ten years in the Pacific Ocean
global warming The hypothesized rise in Earth's temperature from excess carbon dioxide
local winds The winds dependent upon local changes in temperature
humidity A measure of the amount of water in the air
climate The average of all weather conditions through all seasons over a period of time
Created by: AdamMcKay