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Weather/Water Cycle

About the seasons and weather.

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What us another name for Hydrologic Cycle? The Water Cycle.
What is the storage of water? Water storage.
What is the process of water changing from a liquid to a gas? Evaporation.
What is the process of snow and ice turning into water vapor, without first melting into a liquid? Sublimation.
Transpiration of ground water through plants and their leaves. Evapotranspiration
Water vapor is changed into a liquid. Condensation.
Water releases from the clouds in a form of rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, or hail. Precipitation.
Precipitation that did not get absorbed into the soil or evaporate. Runoff.
Lots of water in the ground. Groundwater.
Water downward in land into and and rocks. Infiltration.
All the water in a drain goes into the same place. Watershed.
What measures air pressure? Barometer.
Cool, more dense, and spins clockwise. Sinks. High Pressure.
Warm, less dense, and spins counter clockwise. Rises. Low pressure.
What type of weather does a high pressure system have? Sunny, clear skies, cool, dry air, and calm winds.
What type of weather does a low pressure system have? Cloudy stormy skies, strong winds, and warm, moist air.
Where do warm air fronts come from? S, SE, and E.
Where do cold air fronts come from? N, NW, and W.
What pressure moves into the other? High pressure areas move into low pressure areas.
What tells the way that the arrows on a front show? The direction that it is facing is the direction that the front is moving.
What forms along the leading edge of cold air masses? Thunderstorms and showers.
Cold air mass replaces warm air mass. Cold front.
Warm air mass replaces a cold air mass. Warm front.
What happens along and ahead of a warm front? Widespread, continuous precipitation.
What forms when no air mass is able to replace each other? A stationary front forms.
What happens with a stationary front? Light rain for several days.
A fast moving cold air mass overtakes a warm front, and pushes it up and over cold air. Occluded front.
What happens with occluded fronts. Thunderstorms at first, but after, clear and dry skies.
What measures wind speed in mph? An anemometer.
What measures temperature? A thermometer.
What carries weather instruments up to high altitudes? A weather balloon.
What measures the wind direction? A wind vane.
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