Chapter 18 Vocabulary

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Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    An invisible gas that occurs when water evaporates and enters the atmosphere at 100 ° C or above.
  • 2. 
    The change from water vapor to liquid water.
  • 3. 
    The actual amount of water vapor in the air at a given time and place.
  • 4. 
    The condition in which the air is holding as much water vapor as possible at a given temperature and pressure.
  • 5. 
    The temperature at which saturation occurs and condensation begins.
  • 6. 
    How near the air is to its maximum capacity for holding water vapor.
  • 7. 
    The tiny particles that water vapor condenses on to form fog or clouds.
  • 8. 
    Layered, low clouds.
  • 9. 
    Fluffy clouds with flat bases.
  • 10. 
    High, feathery ice clouds.
  • 11. 
    The atmospheric level at which condensation occurs.
  • 12. 
    The rate at which unsaturated air cools as it rises, about 10 °C for every kilometer.
  • 13. 
    The rate at which saturated air cools as it rises.
  • 14. 
    Any form of water that falls from a cloud to Earth's surface.
  • 15. 
    Clear ice particles formed when raindrops freeze before they hit the ground.
  • 16. 
    Supercooled raindrops that freeze instantly when they hit a solid surface.
  • 17. 
    Small, nearly spherical pieces of ice made up of concentric layers formed by the successive freezing of layers of water.