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Water Cycle movement of water between the atmosphere, land, oceans, and even living things.
Evaporation Water turning into water vapor.
Transpiration Plants release water into the environment through their leaves.
Sublimation When solid water turns directly into vapor.
Condensation The change of water from a gas to a liquid.
Precipitation Any form of water that falls to Earth.
Weather the condition of Earth’s atmosphere at a certain time and place.
Humidity Amount of water vapor in the air.
Relative Humidity Air Pressure Amount of water vapor in the air compared to the amount of water vapor needed to reach saturation.
Air Pressure The force of air molecules pushing on an area.
Wind movement of air caused by differences in air pressure.
Air mass a large volume of air in which temperature and moisture content are nearly the same throughout.
Front A boundary of air that forms between 2 air masses
Jet Stream long distance winds that travel above global winds for thousands of kilometers.
Thunderstorm - an intense local storm that forms strong winds and heavy rain along with lightning, thunder, and hail.
Lightning - an intense local storm that forms strong winds and heavy rain along with lightning, thunder, and hail.
Thunder the sound created by the rapid expansion of air along a lightning strike.
Hurricane a tropical low pressure system with winds blowing at speed of 74 mih or more.
Storm Surge When a hurricane moves into a coastal area, it pushes huge amounts of the ocean onto land.
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