Module 7 Physics Voc

Module 7 Physics Voc

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Term Definition
cumulus cloud fluffy clouds that look like piles of cotton in the sky
cirrus cloud cloud at top of troposphere made up of tiny ice crystals
stratus cloud low clouds formed when warm air is lifted upwards, flat layer of clouds closer to the ground
lenticular cloud lens-shaped clouds formed in mountainous regions, around pockets of low pressure
aphelion the point at which the earth is farthest from the sun
perihelion the point at which the earth is closest to the sun
lines of latitude imaginary lines running east and west across the earth
lines of longitude imaginary lines running north and south across the earth
Coriolis effect the way in which the rotation of the earth bends the path of winds, sea currents and objects that fly through latitudes
air mass a large body of air with relatively uniform pressure, temperature and humidity
weather front a boundary between two air masses

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