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liquid water is heated by the sun’s energy and changes from a liquid to a gas
a) evaporation b) condensation c) precipitation d) runoff
water evaporating from the leaves of plants
a) precipitation b) condensation c) transpiration d) evaporation
water vapor cools and turns into liquid water, forming a cloud
a) evaporation b) condensation c) precipitation d) transpiration
clouds get too heavy and water falls to the ground as rain, sleet, or snow
a) condensation b) precipitation c) condensation d) runoff
the condition of the atmosphere at a certain time and place
a) weather b) precipitation c) warm front d) stratus
warm current in the Atlantic Ocean that moves both and keeps the weather along the coast mild
a) jet stream b) El Niño c) La Niña d) Gulf Stream
measures wind speed
a) anemometer b) barometer c) hygrometer d) rain gauge
measures air pressure
a) barometer b) anemometer c) rain gauge d) hygrometer
the boundary where polar air masses meet tropical air masses; it can move north and south and effect the air temperature above and below it
a) jet stream b) El Niño c) La Niña d) Gulf Stream
low, sheetlike gray clouds that bring rain sometimes; fog
a) stratus b) cumulus c) cumulonimbus d) cirrus
puffy, fair-weather clouds
a) stratus b) cumulus c) cumulonimbus d) cirrus
large thunderhead clouds; storm cloud
a) stratus b) cumulus c) cumulonimbus d) cirrus
wispy, high-level clouds that happen when there is fair weather but rain is approaching
a) cirrus b) stratus c) cumulus d) cumulonimbus
a large body of air with nearly the same temperature and humidity throughout
a) air mass b) front c) cumulus d) jet stream
where two air masses meet
a) front b) cirrus c) air mass d) barometer
cold air mass meets warm air mass, bringing storms and a drop in temperature
a) cold front b) warm front c) stationary front d) occluded front
warm air mass meets a cold air mass and rises over it. Often brings rain, stratus clouds and an increase in temperature
a) warm front b) cold front c) stationary front d) occluded front
unusual warming of surface water in the Pacific Ocean
a) jet stream b) El Niño c) La Niña d) Gulf Stream
warm air rises and cold air sinks; causing wind
a) convection current b) El Niño c) La Niña d) Gulf Stream
winds that cause the weather in the US to move from west to the east
a) prevailing westerlies b) jet stream c) El Niño d) La Niña
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