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transpiration
plant leaves release water
vapor through
humidity
the amount of water vapor in the air
warm air cools
condensation occurs when
condenses
when warm air rises and cools, the water vapor
temperatures are warmer
water evaporates faster when temperatures are
water vapor
water in the form of a gas
relative humidity
how much water is in the air
compared to how much water the air could hold
condensation
changing of a gas into a liquid
two-thirds
water covers how much of the Earth
cloud
when air cools, water vapor condenses and forms a
evaporation
changing of a liquid into a gas
barometer
measures air pressure
thermometer
measures temperature
wind vane
measures wind direction
fog
moist air cooled at ground
level forms a ground level
cloud called
cumulonimbus
clouds that bring thunderstorms
temperature
precipitation in the form
of rain or snow depends on
clouds of vertical development
clouds where hail is formed
weather balloon
measures weather in
the upper air atmosphere
rain gauge
measures rainfall
cirrus
high-altitude, feather-like cloud
cumulus
cloud that looks puffy but has a flat bottom
stratus
clouds that form in
blanketlike layers
precipitation
rain, snow, sleet, and hail are examples of
overcast
when the entire sky is covered by clouds
troposphere
clouds form in what layer
of the atmosphere
hail
updrafts in huge clouds
move ice crystals upward
again and again and produce
the water cycle
evaporation, condensation
precipitation, transpiration