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Weather and Climate

QuestionAnswer
Atmosphere Layer of gases that surround planet Earth
Weather Conditions of the atmosphere that can change within moments
Water Cycle Process of water moving between Earth and its atmosphere
Precipitation Any form of water that falls from the sky due to gravity
Evaporation Process of liquid water being heated and changing to water vapor
Condensation Process of water vapor cooling and changing to liquid water
Transpiration Process of water evaporating from the leaves of plants
Forecast Shows the weather for several days - four with accuracy
Groundwater Water that collects underground in cracks and spaces in rock
Ocean The largest collection of water on planet Earth
Glaciers and Ice The second largest collection of water on planet Earth
Runoff Any water that flows over the surface of Earth
Aquifer Permeable rock which can contain or transmit groundwater
Rain, sleet, snow, hail Forms of water that fall from the sky as precipitation
Sun The main source of energy for the water cycle
Climate Patterns of weather in a particular area (region) over a long period of time
Temperature and Precipitation Weather factors that help determine the climate of a place
Polar Climate region that is cold year round
Temperate Climate region with warm summers and cold winters
Tropical Climate region where it warm year round
Biome Large areas with a certain climate that has specific organisms living there
Created by: EThames20