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what are the three main types of clouds?
cumulus, stratus, cirrus
________ and ________ have the shortest wavelengths
blue and violet
what are 5 types of percipitation??
rain, sleet, freezing rain, hail, and snow
Celcius boiling point__
100
clous made of ice crystals are
cirrus
whats heat
energy transfered from a hotter object to a cooler one.
clouds close to earths surface are called what?
fog
whats hail??
round pellets of ice
whats electromagnetic waves??
waves that travel through space
__________ and __________ have the logest wave lengths
red and orange
whats the difference between a wet bulb and a dry bulb thermometer?
wet has a moist cloth over the bottom dry isn't covered with anything.
whats snow??
water vapor that turns into snow flakes
whats radiation??
transfer of energy through electromagnetic waves
whats freezing rain??
rain that doesn't freeze until it reaches the ground.
What do meteorologists use to measure percipitation??
Rain gauge
what is rain?
water that falls from stratus clouds
whats humidity
the amount of water vapor
farenhieght boiling point__
212
the clouds that indicate storms are
cirrocumulus
energy from the sun travels through _____________ waves
electromagnetic
the fluffy clouds are?
cumulus
whats conduction
the direct transfer of heat
whats realitive humidity measured with?
a psycrometer
10cms of snow equals ____cms of rain
1
what light makes up the most of eaths atmosphere??
visible light
Celcius freezing piont__
0
whats thermal energy?
energy in motion
What does ROY.G.BIV mean
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
Farenhieght freezing point__
32
whats radiation
the direct transfer of energy through electromagnetic waves
clouds that produce drizzle rain or snow are called
nimbostratus
clouds that produce drizzle are?
stratus.
what are clouds classified by?
altittude
clouds that produce thunderstorms are?
cumulonimbus
whats convection
the transfer of heat through the movement of fluid
whats sleet??
rain that falls and freezes into solid particles of ice