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water moves from the interior of plants to the air by this process
transpiration
high, thin sheets of clouds composed of ice crystals
cirrostratus clouds
a mass of water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air
cloud
the temperature at which the relative humidity is 100 percent
dew point
small droplets of slowly-falling rain
drizzle
these clouds appear as patches or layers of puffy, mid-level clouds
altocumulus clouds
flat, layered clouds between 2,000 m to 6,500 m
altostratus clouds
small particles of material, such as salt or smoke, around which tiny water droplets form
condensation nuclei
low layers of gray, sheetlike clouds
stratus clouds
vertical development clouds consist of these two types
cumulus
cumulonimbus
these clouds are white and puffy
cumulus clouds
three types of high clouds
cirrus
cirrocumulus
cirrostratus
flat layers or sheets of clouds
stratus
freezing of supercooled water on airplane wings
icing
these large ice pellets begin as large raindrops in thunderstorms
hailstones
change from the solid state directly to the gaseous state
sublimation
small, rounded ice pellets formed when rain falls through a layer of cold air
sleet
to change from the solid to the liquid state
melt
any form of moisture falling from the atmosphere
precipitation
these clouds appear as small white flakes, and sometimes form a regular pattern called a mackerel sky
cirrocumulus clouds
the change from liquid to vapor
vaporization
these clouds are dark and flattened on the bottom but billowy on the top
stratocumulus clouds
process of changing a liquid to a vapor without boiling
evaporation
the change from vapor to liquid
condensation
high, thin, wispy clouds composed of ice crystals
cirrus (mares' tails)