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Water Quiz T1, L2

Water Enters the Atmosphere

cycle series of events that repeat in the same order over and over
evaporation molecules of a liquid are heated by the sun and enter the surrounding area as a gas
transpiration process where plants release water vapor through their leaves
relative humidity percentage of water vapor in the air compare to the maximum amount of water vapor the air can hold
condensation water vapor changing into liquid water
humidity a measure of the amount of water vapor in the air
dew point the temperature at which condensation begins
psychromoter device used to measure relative humidity
temperature a major factor in condensation
cloud formation one result of condensation of water vapor in the atmosphere
snow Water vapor that is converted directly into ice crystals
rain The most common form of precipitation
sleet Rain freezes through a layer of cold air before falling to earth
hail Several layers of ice form was water gets carried up and down through cumulonimbus clouds
freezing rain Raindrops freeze AFTER they touch a cold surface
Created by: mrsrooney
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