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Liquid water changes to water vapor through the process of
evaporation
Water vapor turns back into liquid drops of water through the process of
condensation
Almost all weather occurs in the lowest layer of the
atmosphere
Rain or snow is called
precipitation
Water in the air is called
humidity
The weight of air is known as
air pressure
Global winds that blow constantly from the same direction are known
prevailing winds
Winds that depend on local changes in temperature are called
local winds
The climate of a small area is called a
microclimate
The average of an area's weather conditions through all seasons over a period of time is called
climate
Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may lead to
global warming
The process by which carbon dioxide in the atmoshere absorbs some of the heat given off by Earth is called the
greenhouse effect
One example of a short-term climate change is
El Nino
What is caused by the uneven heating of the earth?
Wind
Lowest layer of the atmosphere
troposphere