Weather: Chapter 2, Section 4 & 5 Water in the Atmosphere
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Liquid always moving between the atmosphere and Earth's surface
Process by which water molecules in liquid escape into the air as water vapor
Measure of the amount of water vapor into the air
The percentage of water vapor in the air
An instrument that measures relative humidity
WHEN DO CLOUDS FORM?
When water vapor in the air becomes liquid water or ice crystals
The process by which molecules of water vapor in the air become liquid water
The temperature at which condensation begins
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF TINY PARTICLES IN THE FORMATION OF CLOUDS?
They provide a surface on which to condense
PART OF A CLOUD'S NAME IS BASED ON ITS ___________
Altitude and structure
WHAT ARE THE 3 TYPES OF CLOUDS?
- 1. Cumulus
- 2. Stratus
- 3. Cirrus
Clouds that form near the ground
Is any form of water that falls from clouds onto Earth's surface
WHAT ARE 5 COMMON TYPES OF PRECIPITATION?
- 1. Rain
- 2. Sleet
- 3. Freezing Rain
- 4. Hail
- 5. Snow
HOW IS HAIL FORMED?
Forms inside a cumulonimbus cloud during thunderstorms
Long period of unusually low precipitation
Process in which scientists produce rain with chemicals
HOW DO SCIENTISTS MEASURE PRECIPITATION?
Open ended can or tube that collects rainfall
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