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scientists who study weather
meteorologists
fresh water found underground
ground water
The change when water changes into an invisable gas, and the vapor goes into the air.
evaporation
The amount of water vapor in the air
humidity
The change from water vapor to water
condensation
The state of the air at a certain time and place
weather
An instrument that shows wind direction
wind vane
an instrument that measures wind speed
anemometer
White, puffy clouds that look like piles of cotton
cumulus clouds
Gray clouds that cover the lower part of the sky
stratus clouds
tall, dark clouds that mean thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds
cumulonimbus clouds
A cloud that forms at the earth's surface
Fog
A funnel shaped cloud that spins around
tornado
large and powerful storms that have heavy rains and powerful winds, and gets stronger as the storm moves over the warm ocean
hurricane
describes the weather of a place over a long time
climate
trapped heat that may cause the temperatures around the world to rise
global warming
where water goes when something wet dries
water vapor
an instrument used to measure air pressure
barometer
thin feathery clouds made of ice crystals
cirrus clouds