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Chapter 6 Vocab

Atmospheric Pressure The force exerted on all objects on Earth by the weight of air molecules
Greenhouse Gases Gases that trap heat in Earth's atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide and methane
Water Vapor Water that's in a gas state in the atmosphere
Carbon Dioxide Major greenhouse gas that is released from burning fossil fuels
Gravity Pulling force from any object that has mas; holds gas molecules closer to Earth
Ozone A form of oxygen gas, mostly found in the stratosphere, that protects the surface of the Earth from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun
Biogeochemical Cycle A continuous movement of a chemical or nutrient through living things and the Earth
Carbon Cycle A continuous movement of carbon through living things and the Earth, usually in the form of carbon dioxide
Nitrogen Cycle The continuous movement of nitrogen through living things and the Earth; many different nitrogen forms are involved
Created by: PetersMichael