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Atmosphere Unit

the air above the ground that thins as it expands into space Atmosphere
a layer of Earth's atmosphere that is closest to the ground, it contains 99% water vapor, 75% of the atmosphere gases, where clouds and water occures Troposphere
layers of electrically charged particles in the thermosphere that absorbs AM radio waves during the day and reflects them back at night. Ionosphere
layers of the stratosphere with a high concentration of ozone; absorbs most of the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation Ozone Layer
a type of energy that comes to Earth from the the Sun, can damage skin and cause cancer, and is mostly absorbed by the ozone layer Ultraviolet Radiation
a group of a chemical compounds used in aerosol sprays, air conditioners, and foam packaging that may enter the atmosphere and destroy the ozone. Chlorofluorocarbon
contains higher levels of gas called Ozone Stratosphere
this extends from the top of the stratosphere to about 85km above the Earth Mesosphere
layers of electrically charged particles called the ionosphere Thermosphere
energy transformed by water or rays Radiation
transer of energy that occur when molecules bump into eath other Conduction
transfer of heat by the flow materials Convection
all the water on Earth's surface Hydrosphere
process in which water vapor turns into a liquid Condensation
energy from the sun reaches Earth in the form of radiant energy Heat
causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemisphere and turns right in the northern hemisphere due to Earth's surface Coriolis Effect
a narrow belt of stronge winds that blows near the top of the Troposphere Jet Stream
movement of air from sea to land during the day when cooler air from above the water moves over land forcing the heated, less dense air above the land to rise Sea Breeze
movement of air from the sea at night created when cooler,dense air from the air the sea Land Breeze
Earth's rotation deflects air from west to east as air moves toward the Polar Regions Westerlies
along the equator, heating causes air to expand, creating a zone of low pressure Doldrums
air warmed near the equator travels toward the poles but gradually cools and sinks Trade Winds
in the Polar Regions, cold, dense air sinks and moves away from the poles Polar Easterlies
Created by: aguinta