Weather and Climate Vocabulary Puzzle Crossword

Created
Apr 20, 2016
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of or at a fairly or comfortably high temperature warm
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere' typically high above the ground cloud
the presence in or introduction into the air of a substance which has harmful or poisonous effects air pollution
a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow storm
an overflowing of a large amount of water beyond it's normal confines, especially over what is normally dry land flood
free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist dry
a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility blizzard
name given to rain that falls when surface temperatures are below freezing freezing rain
a substance diffused or suspended in the air, especially one normally liquid or solid vapor
a tornado, waterspout, or dust devil in which the rotatory ascending movement of a column of air is especially apparent twister
a storm with thunder and lightning and typically also heavy rain or hail thunderstorm
the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc weather
a small or swirling mass of something, especially snow or leaves moved by sudden gusts of wind flurry
a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this drought
an arch of colors formed in the sky in certain circumstances caused by the refraction and dispersion of the sun's light by rain or other water droplets in the atmosphere rainbow
light rain falling in very fine drops drizzle
a mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside avalanche
a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that obscures or restricts visibility fog
a loud rumbling or crashing noise heard after a lightning flash due to expansion of rapidly heated air thunder
(of a liquid) be turned into ice or another solid as a result of extreme cold freeze

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climate/ weather Crossword

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Apr 19, 2017
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Mass per unit volume of air; about 1.275 km per cubic meter at 0ºC and 1000 millibars. Air density
A large expanse of air having similar temperature and humidity at any given height. Air mass
A severe weather condition characterized by low temperatures and strong winds (greater than 32 mi/hr) bearing a great amount of snow. When these conditions continue after the falling snow has ended, it is termed a ground blizzard. Blizzard
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume occupied by it. density
Water that has condensed onto objects near the ground when their temperatures have fallen below the dew point of the surface air Dew
The process by which a liquid changes into a gas Evaporation
Ice crystals that form on surfaces instead of dew when the dew point is below freezing. White frost
The cumulative force exerted on any surface by the molecules composing air. Air pressure
A very cold and dry air mass that forms primarily in winter and the northern interior of North America. Arctic air
The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a long period of time. A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region Climate
Distant lightning that illuminates the sky but is too far away for its thunder to be heard Heat lightning
Any sudden and heavy rain shower. Cloudburst
A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause serious effects on agriculture and other activities in the affected area. Drought
A form of energy transferred between systems by virtue of their temperature differences. Heat
A severe tropical cyclone having winds in excess of 64 knots (74 mi/hr). Hurricane
An increase in air temperature with height Inversion
A visible electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms. Lightning
The climate structure of the air space near the surface of the earth. Microclimate
A breeze that blows from the land out over the water. Opposite of an onshore breeze. Offshore breeze
A breeze that blows from the water onto the land. Opposite of an offshore breeze. Onshore breeze
A layer of soil beneath the earth's surface that remains frozen throughout the year. Permafrost
A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar air mass
Climates in which the mean temperature of the warmest month is below 10ºC; climates that are too cold to support the growth of trees. Polar climates
Any form of water particles-liquid or solid-that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground. Precipitation
The wind direction most frequently observed during a given period. Prevailing wind
Energy propagated in the form of electromagnetic waves. These waves do not need molecules to propagate them, and in a vacuum they travel at nearly 300,000 km per sec. radiation
Precipitation in the form of liquid water drops that have diameters greater than that of drizzle. rain
The atmospheric pressure at mean sea level. Sea level pressure
A coastal local wind that blows from the ocean onto the land. The leading edge of the breeze is termed a sea breeze front. Sea breeze
A fairly bright lightning flash from distant thunderstorms that illuminates a portion of the cloud. Sheet lightning
A type of precipitation consisting of transparent pellets of ice 5 mm or less in diameter. Same as ice pellets. Sleet
a mixture of smoke and fog smog
Solid precipitation in the form of minute ice flakes that occur below 0ºC Snow
An aggregate of ice crystals that falls from a cloud Snowflake
An intense, rotating column of air that protrudes from a cumulonimbus cloud in the shape of a funnel or a rope and touches the ground. Tornado
The winds that occupy most of the tropics and blow from the subtropical highs to the equatorial low. Trade winds
Organized thunderstorms with a cyclonic wind circulation between 35 and 64 knots. Tropical storm
The state of the atmosphere in terms of such variables as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation, and radiation. Weather
The rising of water (usually cold) toward the surface from the deeper regions of a body of water. Upwelling
A hurricane that forms in the western Pacific Ocean Typhoon

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Weather crossword puzzle

Created
Oct 26, 2016
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The atmospheric conditions along with short term changes of a certain place at a certain time. Weather
A quantity that can change. Variable
Energy an object has due to it's motion. Kinetic energy
The pressure that a column of air exerts on the air or surface below it. Air pressure
The amount of water vapor in the air. Humidity
The temperature at which air is fully saturated because of decreasing temperatures while holding the amount of moisture constant . Dew point
the series of natuaral processes in which water continually moves among oceans,land,and the atmosphere water cycle
water in liquid or solid form ,that falls from the atmosphere. precipitation
its used to measure air pressure. barometer
used to measure the direction of wind. wind sock
used to track and measure the conditions of large scale air movement. weather saterlite
The amount of water vapor present vs the maximum amount of water vapor. relative humidity
used to measure the amount of rainfall. rain guage
water droplets or ice crystal suspended in the atmosphere. clouds
The instrument measures the temperature,air pressure ,wind speed and direction of a particular weather . weather balloon

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The Water Cycle Crossword

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Mar 21, 2016
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source of energy for the water cycle Sun
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. precipitation
water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it. condensation
the place where most of the evaporation and precipitation occur ocean
water, from rain, snowmelt, or other sources, that flows over the land surface, and is a major component of the water cycle. surface runoff
the process of a substance in a liquid state changing to a gaseous state due to an increase in temperature and/or pressure. evaporation
oceans,lakes,river are all _______________ water sources
a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill. mountain
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground. clouds
moisture condensed from the atmosphere that falls visibly in separate drops rain
______________ is a continuous process water cycle
. an airlike fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity. gas
having a consistency like that of water or oil, i.e., flowing freely but of constant volume. liquid
The gradual gathering of something accumulation
a substance normally liquid suspended in the air vapor

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Water Cycle Crossword

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Feb 10, 2017
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tiny droplets of water dew
a thick cloud of dew released in the atmosphere fog
water droplets that fall from clouds to the Earth's surface rain
wet pellets that are a mix of rain and snow sleet
falling ice that are in the shape of white snow flakes snow
a deposit of small ice crystal frost
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere cloud
the draining away of water runoff
is the gaseous phase of water water vapor
the process of turning from liquid to vapor evaporation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from the clouds precipitation
an example of ????????????? is when a plant absorbs water through its roots transpiration
the process of vapor turning in to a liquid condensation
the solid state of water ice
a large stream of water river
a large body of water surrounded by land lake
a very large expanse of sea ocean
is water beneath the Earth's surface ground water
is water beneath the Earth's surface underground water
an extended of ice formed by falling ice glaciers
water having a large amount of salt saltwater
is a high-latitude region on a planet polarice
is the 3% of water we can use freshwater
the nature of something ingredients composition
the branch of science concerned with the properties of Earth's water hydrology
the amount of dissolved salts in water salinity

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THE WATER CYCLE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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Mar 28, 2016
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The particles are packed together AIR PRESSURE
measures the speed of the wind ANEMOMETER
blanket of air ATMOSPHERE
A large body of air that has about the same tempature without AIR MASS
measures air pressure BAROMETER
the average of weather conditions in a area over a long period of time CLIMATE
when precipitation is there for a period of time drought
a metoroligist predicts what weathers gonna be like near the future forecast
2 diffrent air masses or tempatures meet front
earths warning due to gases in the atmosphere that trap heat near earths surface greenhouse effect
contains watervapor humidity
studies the weather metoroligist
sound caused by lightining thunder
rain,hail,snow,sleet and ice precipitation
division of the year marked by changes in weather seasons
a rotating colum of air that streches from a thunderstorm cloud to the ground tornadoes
how hot or cold the air is temperature
a device that mesures the tempature thermometer
a condition of the atmosphere at any time in a particular location weather
region of high pressure wind
a liquad of water that falls from the clouds to the ground RAIN
OCCURS DURING A STORM LIGHTNING
STORM WITH STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN HURRICANES
WINTERSTORM WITH WINDS THAT ARE AT LEAST 35 MPH AND BLOWING SNOW BLIZZARDS

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Chapter 7 Vocab Crossword

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Feb 19, 2016
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water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere and land Water Cycle
substance in a liquid state changing to a gaseous state Evaporation
water that collects as droplets on a cold surface Condensation
the state or quality of being humid Humidity
the amount of water vapor present in air expressed Relative Humidity
a hygrometer consisting of a wet-bulb and a dry-bulb thermometer Psychrometer
the atmospheric temperature Dew Point
wispy filamentous tufted streaks Cirrus
rounded masses heaped on each other above a flat base at fairly low altitude Cumulus
continuous horizontal gray sheet, often with rain or snow Stratus
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground Precipitation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground Rain Gauge
streams or rivers which may result in overflowing Flood Drought
a body of air with horizontally uniform temperature, humidity, and pressure Air Mass
peculiar to the tropics Tropical
relating to the North or South Pole Polar
connected with the sea Maritime
forming or belonging to a continent Continental
air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth Jet Stream
snow falling on the lee side of a lake Lake Effect Snow
to shut or close Occluded
tropical storm Cyclone
a weather system with high atmospheric pressure Anticyclone
strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow Storm
a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility Blizzard
a storm with thunder and lightning Thunderstorm
high voltage Lightning
a storm with a violent wind Hurricane
violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud Tornado
remove air, water, or other contents Evacuate

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Weather Crossword

Created
May 15, 2016
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condition of the atmosphere at a certain time and place weather
the amount of water vapor in the air humidity
the change of state from a gas to a liquid condensation
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground: cloud
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground Precipitation
a large body of air where temperature and moisture content are constant throughout Air mass
the area in which 2 types of air masses meet front
areas that have lower pressure than the surrounding areas cyclones
areas that have high pressure anticyclones
a storm with thunder and lightning and typically also heavy rain or hail. thunderstorm
the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder lightning
A sound that resaluts from rapid expansion of air along the lightning strike thunder
an instrument that measures and indicates temperature thermometer
an instrament that measures atmospheric pressure barometer
an instrument that messures wind speed anemometer

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Weather Crossword

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Oct 18, 2016
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A rainstorm that includes lightning or thunder thunderstorm
An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure barometer
The height above Earth's surface altitude
A large region of air that has a similar temperature and humidity air mass
When wind reaches more than 199 kilometers per hour hurricane
The force put on a given area by the weight of it air pressure
The layer of gasses closest to Earth troposphere
A meeting place between air masses front
The transfer of heat through the movement of a gas or liquid convection
blows steadily in predictable directions and over long distances global wind
The air that surrounds Earth atmosphere
A rotating funnel-shaped cloud that contains winds that blow up to 480 kilometers per hour tornado
a seasonal wind that brings heavy rain monsoon
The average weather conditions of a place or region climate
An ongoing movement of ocean water current

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Science Vocabulary Crossword

Created
Feb 9, 2016
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the whole mass of air that surrounds the Earth Atmosphere
sometimes also called barometric pressure, is the pressure exerted by the weight of air in the atmosphere of Earth Air Pressure
an instrument that is used to measure air pressure and predict changes in the weather Barometer
the usual weather conditions in a particular place or region Climate
cumulus cloud having a low base and often spread out in the shape of an anvil extending to great heights see cloud illustration Cumulonimbus
movement in a gas or liquid in which the warmer parts move up and the colder parts move down ;also the transfer of heat by this movement Convection
to change from a liquid into a gas Evaporation
a funnel-shaped cloud that projects from the base of a thundercloud and that often precedes the formation of a tornado also : tornado Funnel Cloud
transition zone between two air masses. A cold front is a warm-cold air boundary with the colder air replacing the warmer. As a cold front moves into an area, the heavier cool air pushes under the lighter warm air that it is replacing. Front
distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees up to 90 degrees Latitude
a science that deals with the atmosphere and with weather Meteorology
water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, etc. ;the process of separating a solid substance from a liquid Precipitation
frozen or partly frozen rain Sleet
a storm with lightning and thunder Thunderstorm
a violent and destructive storm in which powerful winds move around a central point Tornado
an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm with very strong winds that occurs especially in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean Hurricane
precipitation in the form of small balls or lumps usually consisting of concentric layers of clear ice and compact snow Hail
A tropical depression forms when a low pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 mph Tropical Depression
a large area of flat land in northern parts of the world where there are no trees and the ground is always frozen Tundra
an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm that occurs especially in the region of the Philippines or the China Sea Typhoon
a small amount of a liquid (such as water) that makes something wet or moist Moisture
the recent increase in the world's temperature that is believed to be caused by the increase of certain gases (such as carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere Global Warming
-a low cloud form extending over a large area at altitudes of usually 2000 to 7000 feet (600 to 2100 meters) see cloud illustration Stratus
a high-altitude cloud form consisting of small white rounded masses usually in regular groupings see cloud illustration Cirrumcumulus
to cause (something) to become warm or hot Heat
a low dark layer of gray cloud usually producing light continuous rain or snow see cloud illustration Nimbostratus
a thin type of cloud that forms high in the sky Cirrus
a type of thick cloud that is rounded on top and has a flat base Cumulus
soft, white pieces of frozen water that fall to the ground from the sky in cold weather Snow
a natural movement of air of any velocity especially : the earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally WInd

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Renewable Resources Crossword

Created
Apr 7, 2016
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Electricity produced by moving water, especially from across a river. hydroelectric power
The basic unit of a chemical element. atom
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates. environment
The action of dividing or splitting something into two or more parts. fission
The process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity. fusion
A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. global warming
The time taken for the radioactivity of a specified isotope to fall to half its original value. half-life
The energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, especially when used to generate electricity. nuclear energy
The ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality. power
The emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization. radiation
The emission of ionizing radiation or particles caused by the spontaneous disintegration of atomic nuclei. radioactivity
A fuel derived directly from living matter. bio-fuel
Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain. natural resources
An organic natural resource which can replenish to overcome usage and consumption, either through biological reproduction or other naturally reoccurring processes. renewable resource
Radiant energy emitted by the sun. solar energy
The cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration. water cycle
The conversion of one form of energy into another, or the movement of energy from one place to another. energy transfer
An energy that travels by waves or particles, particularly electromagnetic radiation such as heat or x-rays. radiant energy
The perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction. wind
A hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air. geyser
The quality of being hot; high temperature. heat
The vapor into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air. steam
Of, relating to, or produced by the internal heat of the earth. geothermal

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