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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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