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Water cycle 2016

Water Cycle

TermDefinition
Cumulo-nimbus These clouds begin as white and fluffy but will turn to dark, gray clouds that may produce storms.
Cumulus These clouds are white and fluffy with flat bottoms that indicate fair weather.
Stratus These clouds are smooth and gray that block out direct sunlight. Light rain and drizzle are usually associated with these clouds
Cirrus These clouds are feathery and are associated with fair weather that may bring rain or snow showers within several hours
Rain This type of precipitation happens when growing cloud droplets become too heavy to remain in the cloud.
Snow Precipitation in the form of small white ice crystals formed directly from the water vapor
Hail Frozen layers of water that formed during a thunderstorm; can vary in size
Freezing Rain This precipitation freezes with any surface that is below freezing.
Sleet Frozen or partially frozen raindrops
Evaporation The process of liquid becoming vaporized is called __________________.
Precipitation Rain, sleet, snow, hail are all examples of _________________.
Condensation The conversion of a vapor or gas to a liquid is called _______________.
Heat energy type of energy that melts ice into water
fog Ground level cloud
water droplets on the outside of a glass of hot water are from condensation of rising steam
dew drops on grass water in the air forms droplets on the grass
Created by: Andersonclass