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golbal winds
winds that blow steadlyfrom specific directions bover long distances
convection
the transfer of heat by the movment of fluid
momsoons
sea and land breezes onver a large region that changes directionwithtthe seasons
infrared radiation
a form of energy with wavelenghts that are longer than red light
radiation
the direct transfer of energy by electromagnectic waves
wind-chill factor
the incress of cooling that a wind can cause
local winds
winds that blow over a short distance
thermal energy
the total energy of motion in the molecules of a substance
land breeze
the flow of air from land to water
scattering
reflection of light in all directrions
sea breeze
wind that blows from the sea
Evaporation
is the process by witch water molecules in liquid water escape into the air as water vapor.
wind
is the horizontal movment of air from an area of lower pressure
drought
long period without water
temperature
the average amount of energy of motion a substace has
heat
the energy transferred from a hotter object to a cooler one
anemometer
measures wind speed
thermometer
is a thin glass tube with a bulb on one end that contains liquid
ultramiolet radiation
has wavelenghts that are shorter than than violet light
electromagnetic maves
a form of energy that can travel through space
precipition
the way water returns to earth
greenhouse effect
the process by which gases hold heat in the air
coriolis effect
the way earths rotation makes winds curve
dew point
the temputure at which condensation begins
conduction
the direct transfer of heat from one substance of heat to another substance that is touching