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Hofmann -7.1 HW

15 questions

QuestionAnswer
what are the atmospheric conditions, along with short-term changes, of a certain place at a certain time. weather
what is the pressure that a column of air exerts on the air, or surface, below it. air pressure
what is the amount of water vapor in the air. humidity
what is the amount of water vapor present in the air compared to the maximum amount of water vapor the air could contain at that temperature. relative humidity
what is the temperature at which air is fully saturated because of decreasing temperatures while holding the amount of moisture constant. dew point
what is water, in liquid or solid form, that falls from the atmosphere. precipitation
what is the series of natural processes in which water continually moves among oceans, land, and the atmosphere. water cycle
what is a quantity that can be changed. variable
what is the energy an object has due to its motion. kinetic energy
what are a couple weather variables. temperature and rainfall
what is air temperature. the measure of the average kinetic energy of molecules in the air
what is wind. when air moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure
what are clouds. water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere
what are the types of precipitation, rain, snow, sleet, and hail
what are the types of clouds. stratus, cumulus, and cirrus
what are substances that can form a vapor. rubbing alcohol, iodine, mercury, and gasoline
when snow begins to melt after a snowstorm, which three states of matter are present. the snow is a solid, the melted snow is a liquid, and the air above the snow and ice contains water vapor.
what are the three types of thermal energy transfer. radiation, conduction, and convection
what are lenticular clouds. the upward moving air within mountain waves
what occurs in the troposphere when temperature increases as altitude increases. a temperature inversion
Created by: hofmahai2753