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Unit 9

Weather and Climate

TermDefinition
atmosphere the mixture of the gases that surround the Earth
evaporation the process by which liquid changes into a gas
condensation the process by which gas changes into a liquid
precipitation water that falls from the clouds to the Earth's surface
water cycle the process in which water continuously moves from Earth's surface into the atmosphere and back again
runoff water that does not soak into the ground and instead flows across Earth's surface
climate the pattern of weather an area experiences over a long period of time
weather the condition of the atmosphere at a certain place and time
climate zone an area that has similar average temperatures and precipitation throughout
equator an imaginary line around the Earth, equally distant from the North and South Poles
latitude the measure of how far north or south a place is from the equator
Created by: wmsScience