Weather: Chapter 2, Section 4 & 5 Water in the Atmosphere

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

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