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Unit 12 Earth Cycles

Weather, Climate, Water Cycle

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conditions at a particular time; can change unexpectedly and quickly weather
pattern of weather conditions in an area over many years; does not change suddenly climate
a cycle where water moves from the Earth’s surface into the atmosphere and then back to the Earth’s surface water cycle
when heat energy from the sun turns water into a gas called water vapor. evaporation
when water evaporates from tiny pores in the leaves of plants transpiration
water vapor in the air cools and changes back to liquid to form clouds condensation
when the clouds get so heavy with water droplets that they fall back to the earth’s surface as rain, sleet, snow, or hail precipitation
the water that moves down hills and slopes after a rain and flows back to the rivers, lakes, and oceans runoff
water collects on the surface in rivers, lakes, and oceans collection
gas form of water water vapor
a tool used to measure the amount of precipitation rain gauge
a tool used to measure wind speed anemometer
a tool used to measure wind direction wind vane
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