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the process of changing liquid water to water vapor
evaporation
the process of water vapor becoming liquid water when it cools
condensation
any form of water which falls to earth
precipitation
the pushing force of air
air pressure
the type of front that stays over an area a long time, and usually brings a lot of rain

stationary front
the average/typical weather an area has for a very long period of time
climate
the amount of water vapor in the air
humidity
the area were 2 air masses meet
front
When a cold mass bumps into a warm air mass and causes this type of front.. it, also, usually comes as a thunderstorm
cold front
thick, white, puffy clouds
cumulus
scientist who studies weather
meteorologist
Instrument used to measure air pressure
barometer
tool used to measure wind speed
anemometer
tool used to measure amount of water vapor (humidity) in the air
hygrometer
tool used to measure the air temperature
thermometer
the word used to describe the daily changes in temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity, and air pressure
weather
when warm air glides over (and replaces) cold air. Often brings rain and drizzle
warm front
tool that measures precipitation
rain gauge
the continuous cycle of water on earth through evaporation, condensation , and precipitation.
water cycle
A gas in the earth's atmosphere
water vapor
a mass of tiny droplets of condensed water in the atmosphere
clouds
a prediction of what the weather will be
forecast
a storm that develops over land that has funnel shaped clouds
tornado
the blanket of gasses that surrounds earth
atmosphere