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Science - Weather

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a line on a weather map connecting places with equal air pressure
isobar
the changing of a liquid into a gas
evaporation
the curving of the path of a moving object caused by Earth's rotating
Coriolis effect
a high-altitude cloud with a featherlike shape, made of ice crystals
cirrus cloud
a circular pattern of air rising, air sinking, and wind
convection cell
any form of water particles that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground
precipitation
a device that measures wind speed
anemometer
a puffy cloud that appears to rise up from a flat bottom
cumulus cloud
wind that blows from sea to land
sea breeze
the continuous movement of water between Earth's surface and the air, changing from liquid to gas to liquid
water cycle
wind that blows from land to sea
land breeze
the amount of water vapor in the air
humidity
a device that indicates wind direction
wind vane
the changing of a gas into a liquid
condensation
air that moves horizontally
wind
a device for measuring air pressure
barometer
the blanket of gases that surrounds Earth
atmosphere
the amount of the Sun's energy that reaches Earth at a given time and place
Insolation
what the lower atmosphere is like at any given place and time
weather
the force put on a given area by the weight of the air above it
air pressure
the layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth's surface
troposphere
a comparison between condensation and evaporation
relative humidity
a cloud that forms in a blanketlike layer
stratus cloud
water in the form of a gas
water vapor
a cloud that forms at ground level
fog

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