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Weather & Climate

5.8A-Weather and Climate

TermDefinition
Typical Usual, average, or normal.
Data Factual information gathered and organized for analysis.
Generalization A rule or pattern based on facts.
Trend To develop in a general direction, such as a pattern of increasing or decreasing.
Seasons Weather patterns during certain parts of the year, caused by Earth’s tilt in relation to the Sun.
Weather Condition of the air outdoors, such as temperature, cloud cover, wind speed and precipitation.
Precipitation Snow, sleet, hail, or rain that falls from clouds in the sky.
Climate Average weather conditions in a region over a long period of time.
Temperature How hot or cold something is.
Humidity The amount of water vapor in the air.
Hydroelectric Energy Energy from moving water.
Biofuel or Biomass Energy from once living material.
Solar Energy Energy from the Sun.
Geothermal Energy Energy from the heat in Earth’s core.
Wind Energy Energy from moving air.
Erosion Process that moves sediments from one place to another (takes it).
Deposition When sediments are deposited (dropped off).
Cementation Minerals stick sediments together like glue or cement.
Compaction When sediments are buried deep under layers, the pressure smashes them together in a process called ‐‐‐‐‐.
Weathering The breaking down of rocks into smaller pieces called sediments (breaks it).
Created by: Science STAAR