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Sasser S6E3b

Earth Science

TermDefinition
water cycle the changes to water when it evaporated into the air, condenses into clouds, and then precipitates down to Earth
precipitation water droplets fall from the atmosphere in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail
condensation the cooling of water in the atmosphere changing gas to a liquid
evaporation the process that occurs when water changes from a liquid to a gas, caused by heat
transpiration the passage of water vapor from a plant to the atmosphere
run-off rainfall that is not absorbed by sil and travels to the ocean
atmospheric condition refers to the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air.
rain Water falling in temperatures above freezing
sleet Falling water passes through a layer of freezing air near earth’s surface
snow Water falling in air temperature so cold that water vapor changes to a solid
hail Water freezes inside a cloud before it falls
temperature The atmospheric condition that affects each stage of the water cycle
Created by: bsasser