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The atmospheric conditions, along with short-term changes, make up _____________. Weather
Scientist that studies weather is called a(n) ____________. meteorologist
Temperature is the measure of the average __________ energy. kinetic
As temperature increases, kinetic energy __________. increases
Air pressure decreases as ________ increases altitude
________ is used to measure air pressure barometer
_______ is used to measure wind speed anemometer
Winds that come from the west are called a _________ westerlies
Air moving from high pressure to low pressure causes _____. wind
Air saturation is when the atmosphere holds the __________ amount of water vapor. maximum
The amount of water vapor in the air is called _________. humidity.
The amount of water vapor that can be held in the atmosphere is effected by _________. temperature
_________ humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount that can be held at a given temperature. Relative
A cloud that forms near the ground is called ______. Fog
Dew that freezes is called frost
the water vapor that condenses when air close to the ground is saturated is called ______. dew
As warm air rises, it ______. cools
Warm air _______. rises
Cool air _______. sinks
The temperature at which air is saturation and condensation occurs is called ______ ______. dew point
Water droplets that are suspended in the atmosphere are called _______. clouds
________ clouds are flat, white and layered stratus
________ clouds are fluffy Cumulus
________ clouds are wispy. Cirrus
When water falls from the atmosphere, it is called precipitation
liquid precipitation is called ________. Rain
Solid crystal precipitation is called _________. Snow
Snow that melts and refreezes is called _______. sleet
Precipitation that forms as ice pellets rise and fall within a cloud is called ___________. Hail
The water _______ is a series of natural processes in which water continually moves among oceans, land, and the atmosphere. cycle
Water vapor forms due to _______. evaporation
Clouds form due to _____. condensation
Ice or snow forms due to ________. freezing
Temperature is measured with a ________. thermometer
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