Vocabulary list for earth sciences and meteorology

David Bar-Tzur

accretion atmosphere average albedo average density barometer barometric pressure binoculars
calculate calibrate capture hypothesis cause celsius cave chart
cloud condensation condensation hypothesis cratering cross-section crude oil cycle
cyclical degree celsius degree fahrenheit dense density deteriorate determine (a value)
dew differentiation dust dusty eccentricity of orbit ejecta equator
equatorial diameter erode, erosion erupt escape velocity expand fertile fission hypothesis
fixed flooding forecast formation frost heat of formation horizon
inclination of equator to orbit inclination of orbit to ecliptic inversion irrigation isobaric isothermal lake
large impact hypothesis latent heat lava lightning magma mantle mare (pl. maria)
mass meadow meteorite meteorology meteor shower midocean rise mine
minerals moist, moisture moon National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration navigate oblateness oil (crude)
orbital velocity ozone particle parts per million peak penetrometer period of rotation
petroleum plastic (quality) plate techtonics pollution pond precipitation P wave
quicksand rainbow rain drop(s) ravine relative humidity rift valley rough
scientific notation sediment sensitive shield volcano slow surface evolution square centimeter square foot
square inch square meter square yard storm subduction zone substance surface gravity
S wave table thunder thunderbolt thunderstorm tornado valley
visibility volcanism volcano wind

For the signs for these terms, see Signs for technical/specialized vocabulary.

For additional relevant terms, see Vocabulary list for chemistry.