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dew pointthe atmospheric temperature (varying according to pressure and humidity) below which water droplets begin to condense and dew can form.
heat indexa quantity expressing the discomfort felt as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air.
convectionthe movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter and therefore less dense material to rise, and colder, denser material to sink under the influence of gravity, which consequently results in transfer of heat.
radiation the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization.
cirruscloud forming wispy filamentous tufted streaks (“mare's tails”) at high altitude, usually 16,500–45,000 feet (5–13 km)
cumulus a cloud forming rounded masses heaped on each other above a flat base at fairly low altitude
humidity a quantity representing the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere or a gas
transformation a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.
conduction the process by which heat or electricity is directly transmitted through a substance when there is a difference of temperature or of electrical potential between adjoining regions, without movement of the materia