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Science Chapter 2-1

electromagnetic waves a form of energy that can move through the vacuum of space.
radiation is the direct tranfer of energy by electromagnetic waves
infrared radiation wavelenghts that are longer then a redlight
ultraviolet radiation an invisible form of energy with wavelenghts that are shorter then violet light
scattering dust particles and gases in the atmosphere reflect light in all directions
greenhouse effect a natural process that keeps earth's atmosphere at a temperature comfortable for most living things
temperature is the average amount of energy of motion of each particle of substance
thermal energy the total energy of motion in the particles of a substance is called
heat the transfer of thermal energy from a hotter object to a cooler object
conduction direct transfer from one substance touching another substance
convection the transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid
convection currents the upward movement
Created by: Jakeisahot444