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Weather Vocabulary

Weather Vocabulary- CMS

the layer of Earth made up of solid rock and other rocky materials geosphere
what the air is like at a given time and place weather conditions
the layer of gas that surrounds a planet atmosphere
a way to refer to any liquid or solid forms of water that we see falling to the ground from above (hail, sleet, snow, rain) precipitation
includes water that is on the surface of the planet, underground, and in the air hydrosphere
anything we can describe or measure about the state of the atmosphere weather
a local mass of air with temperature characteristics that are different from the surrounding air parcel
the same amount of matter that takes up a different amount of space density
amount of water vapor in the air humidity
a temperature at which a substance freezes (32F or 0C) freezing point
any type of solid particle that water vapor sticks to as it cools down cloud condensation nuclei (CCN)
movement in air that is moving up or down vertically updraft
water slowly changes from a liquid to a gas and single molecules of water leave the surface to go into the air one at a time evaporation
water in a gaseous form water vapor
movement of energy such as heat or electricity through direct contact conduction
invisible waves that carry energy between items without touching radiation
pushes and pulls on things that can be described in terms of their direction and strength force
a substance such as a liquid or a gas tending to flow or conform to the outline of its container fluid
motion in a gas or liquid in which the warmer portions rise and the colder portions sink convection
movement in air moving sideways or horizontally wind
cooling a substance turns it from a gas to a solid deposition
a large body of air with uniform temperature and humidity air mass
used to identify where two different air masses meet fronts
measure of the weight of air air pressure
trends in speed and direction of wind over a particular point on earth's surface prevailing wind
Created by: JCWhite
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