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dew point
The temperature at which condensatin begins.
humidity
A measure of the amount of water vapor in the air.
cirrus
Wispy, feathery clouds made mostly of ice crystals that form at high levels, above about 6 kilomeeters.
condensation
The proces by which a gas, such as water vapor, changes to a liquid, such as water.
Coriolis Effect
The way Earth's rotation makes winds in the Northern Hemisphere curve to the right and winds in the Southern Hemisphere curve to the left.
cumulus
Clouds that forms less than 2 kilometers above the ground and look like fluffy, rounded piles of cotton.
radiation
The direct transfer of energy through empty space by electromagnetic waves.
conduction
The transfer of heat from one substance to another by direct contact of particles of matter.
thermal energy
The energy of motion in the molecules of a substance.
ultraviolet radiation
A form of energy with wavelengths that are SHORTER that visible light.
convection
The transfer of heat by movements of a fluid.
infrared radiation
A form of energy with wavelengths that are LONGER than visible light.
monsoon
Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons.
stratus
Clouds that form in flat layers.
wind-chill factor
Increased cooling caused by the wind.