Vocabulary Oct 13- Oct 23 Revolve- To keep turning in a circle or

Vocabulary Oct 13- Oct 23
1. Revolve- To keep turning in a circle or orbit around a
central point or object.
2. Insolation- Incoming solar radiation; the amount of the
sun's energy that reaches the Earth.
3. Axis- An imaginary line through the middle of an
object, around which that object spins, as in Earth’s axis.
4. Orbit- The invisible path followed by an object circling
a planet, the sun, etc.
5. Precipitation-The falling of water from the sky in the
form of rain, sleet, hail, or snow.
6. Weather- The condition of the outside air or
atmosphere at a particular time and place. Weather can be
described as hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or windy, clear or
7. Transpiration- is the process by which moisture is
carried through plants from roots to small pores on the
underside of leaves, where it changes to vapor and is
released to the atmosphere. Transpiration is essentially
evaporation of water from plant leaves
8. Evaporation- becoming a vapor
9. Runoff- something that drains or flows off, as rain that
flows off from the land in streams.
10. Wind speed- air moving across the surface of the planet
or through the atmosphere at a speed fast enough to be
11. Current- a steady flow of water or air in one direction
12. Meteorologist- Someone who specializes in meteorology
(the scientific study of the Earth's atmosphere)