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Science: Chapter 3 - Weather

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

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