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Most weather occurs in this lowest layer of air called the ___________.
atmosphere
The weight of air is known as the ___________.
air pressure
Water in the air is known as ___________.
humidity
Rain, snow and sleet are all forms of ___________.
precipitation
Repeated patterns of all weather conditions, averaged over a period of time is known as ______________.
climate
This instrument measures the air pressure.
barometer
A climate that has a very small area is known as a ________.
microclimate
____________ is known as the process of liquid water changing into water vapor.
evaporation
______________ occurs high in the cooler air of the atmosphere, when water vapor turns back into liquid drops of water, which forms clouds.
condensation
The process of water transferring from the surface of the Earth and back is known as the ____________.
water cycle
These types of winds depend on local changes in temperature.
local winds
Winds that are global and constantly blow from the same direction are known as ________.
prevailing winds
This is a short-term climate change. Some areas that are known to be wet become dry; while some dry areas experience heavy rain fall.
El Nino
Heat given off by Earth that is absorbed by the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is called the _______________.
greenhouse effect
There is some concern that an excess of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could lead to _________________, which is an abnormally rapid rise in the Earth's average temperature.
global warming