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1

Moisture in the atmosphere is also referred to as...

humidity

2

water naturally occurs in the atmosphere in all ______ phases. Name the phases...

3, solid, liquid, gas

3

__________ is required or released as water changes state

energy

4

As energy is released from water phase change what happens?

temperature, cloud formation is affected in atmosphere

5

which state is the most ordered, least energy state?

solid

6

_______ is the most ordered, least energy state

solid

7

_________ is the higher energy and less orders then solid

liquid

8

which is the most energetic and least ordered (most free)?

gas

9

what is latent heat?

the amount of heat required or released in a phase change

10

the change of water into gas is the process of...

evaporation

11

when gas transforms into water we call that...

condensation

12

when water turns into a solid that is called...

freezing

13

when solid turns into a liquid that is called...

melting

14

a solid to a gas is called....

sublimation

15

a gas (water vapor) to a solid is called...

deposition

16

for each phase change there is a certain amount of energy that is either _______ or ________

absorbed, released

17

for each phase change there is a certain amount of ______ that is either _______ or ________

energy, absorbed, released.

18

when energy is absorbed the surroundings temp get _______

cooler

19

when energy is released the surroundings temp get _______

warmer

20

does evaporation absorb or release energy?

absorb, cools you down. when you sweat you evaporate and it cools you down

21

_____ is the amount of water vapor in the air

humidity

22

what is saturation?

the condition where the air cannot hold anymore water vapor

23

the condition where the air cannot hold anymore water vapor is called...

saturation

24

saturation is the condition where the air cannot hold anymore ______ _____

water vapor

25

what happens when you reach saturation?

either condensation or precipitation occurs

26

as the temp of the air _________ the max amount of water it can contain ________

increase, increases

27

warmer air can hold more...

moisture.

28

what are the two ways humidity is reported?

relative humidity and specificities humidity

29

what is relative humidity?

the amount of water vapor int he air compared to its saturation level

30

relative humidity changes with the _______ of the air and how much ______ _____ content

temperature, water vapor