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troposphere
the layer closest to earth's surface
air pressure
the force put on a given area by the weight of the air above it
insolation
incoming solar radiation
atmosphere
The air that surrounds the earth
weather
temperature, wind, rain, clouds in the lower atmosphere at any given time or place
barometer
measures air pressure
water vapor
water in the air in the form of a gas
humdity
the amount of water vapor in the air
evaporation
the changing of a liquid (water) into gas (water vapor)
condensation
the changing of a gas (water vapor) into a liquid (water)
relative humidity
comparison between how much water vapor is in the air and how much the air can hold at a given temperature
stratus clouds
forms a blanketlike layer
cumulus clouds
puffy and appear to rise up from a flat bottom
cirrus clouds
feather shape, high altitute, formed by ice crystals
fog
a cloud at ground level
precipitation
any form of water particles that fall and reach the ground. Rain, sleet, snow, hail