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Weather, Climate Water Cycle

TermDefinition
Climate The general weather over a long period of time
Weather The day to day conditions of our atmosphere
Temperature how hot or cold something is
Atmosphere The gasses surrounding the Earth
Average usual or ordinary
Humidity The amount of moisture in the air
Precipitation Rain, snow, sleet, hail or fog
Accumulation The gradual gathering or rain or snow
Wind vane/sock A device that measures the direction of the wind
Wind speed how fast the wind is blowing
Evaporation water changes from liquid to gas
Condensation water vapor/steam changes from a gas to a liquid
Solar energy Energy from the Sun
Water cycle The cycle of processes by which water travels between the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere and land caused by the sun.
Transpiration a plant absorbs water through the roots and then gives off water vapor through the leaves
Runoff drainage of water
Ocean water that covers 70% of Earth's surface
Process a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a goal
Interact to act upon or together with something else
Created by: BuncheScience