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Weather Unit

TermDefinition
hurricane Huge, swirling storm with winds at or above 73 miles per hour
forecast To predict a future event
water vapor Water when it is in a gas state instead of liquid or ice.
troposphere The lowest region of the atmosphere which starts at the Earth's surface.
humidity Represents the amount of water vapor in the air.
tornado Funnel Shaped cloud with wind speeds up to 300 miles that is created when air moves upward in a thunderhead
runoff If precipitation falls on land surfaces, it attempts to return to the ocean or lakes
meteorologist Scientist who studies and tracks weather
front Boundary between two air masses that have different temperatures. This usually results in a change of weather
condensation This happens in the air as water vapor changes back to droplets of water and clouds form.
evaporation Liquid water on Earth becomes a gas, called water vapor through this process.
precipitation Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground.
Created by: vkoegler