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Weather/Water Cycle

Weather/Water Cycle vocabulary

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evaporation water turning into gas using heat
condensation gas turning into a liquid by loosing energy or heat
precipitation rain, sleet, snow, or hail
run-off water running off a mountain, hill, etc. into a body of water
transpiration leaf sweat
anemometer measures wind speed
barometer measures air pressure
high air pressure sunny
low air pressure rain
weather vane/wind vane shows direction wind is coming from
thermometer measures heat or temperature
Stratus clouds flat blanket of clouds - rainy, dreary day
cirrus clouds thin, wispy clouds - indicate change in weather and also fair weather day
cumulus clouds white, puffy fluffy clouds with flat bottoms - fair weather day
cumulonimbus clouds thunderstorm clouds
equator imaginary line dividing earth in half - closer to equator the hotter it gets
humidity moisture in the air
climate average temperature and rainfall over many YEARS!
weather day to day atmospheric conditions
rain gauge measures amount of precipitation
la nina weather phenomena that occurs in the Pacific Ocean with surface waters unusually cold
el nino weather phenomena that occurs in the Pacific Ocean with surface waters unusually warm
Gulf Stream warm Atlantic waters that move up the coast and keeps the temperatures at the beach mild during the winter
Jet Stream vast band of moving air west to east that creates a boundary between cold air sinking and warm air rising
Westerlies air that pushes air masses west to east
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