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runoff portion of precipitation on land that ultimately reaches streams often with sediment
stratosphere second major layer of Earth's atmosphere, just above the troposphere and below the mesosphere
stratus clouds clouds that often produce rain or snow; they form as a mass of warm air is slowly pushed upward over a colder mass of air
temperature the measure of how hot or cold the air is /the average kinetic energy of all the molecules in an object
thermometer instrument that measures temperature
tornado a violent, rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud
troposphere the lowest portion of Earth's atmosphere. It contains approximately 75% of the atmosphere's mass and 99% of its water vapor
water cycle cycle in which the Earth’s water moves through the environment
wind speed measure of the speed of wind
weather fronts boundary separating two masses of air
butte a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has sloping sides and a flat top
canyon deep valley with steep sides
coastal plain an area of flat, low lying land along an ocean
delta a plain built up by a stream or river’s deposition
deposition the process of depositing sediment from one place to another
earthquake shaking of the ground caused by a sudden release of energy within the earth
erosion the process of moving sediment from one place to another
flood plain a nearly flat plain of alluvial deposit between branches of the mouth of a river
head of river where a river begins
mouth of river mouth of the river
prevailing winds global winds that blow constantly from the same direction
Created by: Wendy_Caldwell