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1

Temperature at a relative humidity of 100% is called the _____ point

Dew

2

A _____ is a mass of extremely tiny liquid water droplets or crystals in the air

Cloud

3

_________ nuclei are microscopic particles suspended in the air that easily attract water molecules

Condensation

4

If the dew point is below freezing, water vapor deposits as ice crystals or ________ nuclei

Freezing

5

The cloud shape with thin layers or sheets is _______

Stratus

6

The cloud shape with piles or billows is _______

Cumulus

7

The cloud shape with high, wispy curls is _______

Cirrus

8

Cloud names indicate one of three _______ zones

Altitude

9

Strato- clouds are less than ____ mile high

One

10

Alto- are ___ to 4 miles high

One

11

Cirro- are ___ to 12 miles high

4

12

Cumulo- span two or more _______ zones

Altitude

13

When stratus-like clouds form at ground level _____ forms

Fog

14

______ clouds are dense, moisture-laden clouds

Nimbus

15

When fallen tiny water droplets join together and grow, this is called _________

Coalescence

16

If the ground is frozen, water drops form ______ rain

Freezing

17

If raindrops freeze as they fall, they're called ______

Sleet

18

When frozen rain falls up and down and forms with more frozen drops, this is called ______

Hail

19

What is the most common type of solid precipitation

Snow

20

When a cool surface causes the temperature of a film of air to drop below the dew point, _____ forms on the ground

Dew

21

When liquid or solid ice is in the atmosphere, it forms ______

Clouds