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Which term refers to any form of water that falls to the earth from the atmosphere?

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May 18, 2016 12:30PM

All forms of water that fall from the clouds are called precipitation. Precipitation includes things like rain, snow, hail and sleet. It is caused when water trapped in the clouds is released due to an inability to keep it floating.

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June 04, 2015 1:43AM

It is called precipitation. It can also be called rain, snow, sleet, hail. And when you ask a question, please do not write in this section. It makes the computer think your question has already been answered- caught yours by chance.