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Water and Weather

Water and Weather (Unit 9)

TermDefinition
Water Cycle the process in which water continuously moves from Earth's surface into the atmosphere and back again .
Evaporation the process by which liquid changes into a gas by adding heat
Condensation the process by which gas changes into a liquid by losing heat
Precipitation water that falls from the clouds to the Earth's surface in the form of rain, snow, sleet or hail
Runoff water that does not soak into the ground and instead flows across the Earth's surface
Climate general pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time [30 years or more (many decades)]
Weather day-to-day conditions of the atmosphere in an area
Equator an imaginary line around the Earth
Fossil Fuels coal, oil, and natural gas
Sedimentary Rocks formed by weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, and cementation
Weathering the breaking down of rock on Earth's surface into smaller pieces
Erosion the process of moving sediment from one place to another
Deposition deposits sediment in a new location. Delta
Refraction the bending of light waves as they pass from one material to another
Reflection the bouncing of light waves when hit a surface
Variable any condition that can be changed in an experiment
Solution a mixture in which one or more substances dissolves in another
Atmosphere the mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth
Interact acting in such a way so to have an effect on something else
Sun a huge ball of gases around which the Earth and other planets of the solar system revolve
Created by: whardcastle