April is known for its wet weather. How much do you know about wet weather and other moisture in the air? Match the term with its definition. Answers are found on page 23.
1. This is a low-lying cloud.
2. This is liquid precipitation that falls from clouds.
3. This is formed when the sun shines through water droplets at just the right angle to separate light into a band of colors.
4. This starts as falling rain, but upward air currents lift it back into colder clouds, causing it to freeze into ice. This can happen several times before it hits the ground. Each time the frozen raindrop is lifted into the moist, colder cloud, it gets bigger.
5. This starts as rain in clouds that are warmer than the air closer to the ground. If the temperatures are cold enough, the raindrops will freeze, forming small ice pellets.
6. This is rain that evaporates before it hits the Earth.
7. This forms when moisture in the air is cooled, causing it to grow heavier and form droplets on surfaces.
8. This is the amount of moisture in the air.
8. Relative Humidity
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