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vorick atmosphere


Atmosphere mixture of gases that surround a planet or moon
air pressure the measure of the force with which air molecules push on a surface
troposphere lowest layer of the atmosphere, which lies next to the Earth's surface.
stratosphere layer of the atmosphere that is above the troposphere and in which temperature increases as altitude increases Air is very thin. Ozone layers protects life on earth by absorbing harmful ultraviolet radiation.
mesosphere middle layer of atmosphere. coldest layer temp increases as altitude increases
thermosphere uppermost atmospheric layer. Temperature increases with altitude.
radiation transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves
thermal conduction transfer of thermal energy through a material. always transferred from warm to cold areas.
convection transfer of thermal energy energy by the circulation of movement of a liquid or gas. ie boiling water
jetstream narrow belts of high speed winds in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere
wind the movement of air caused by differences in air pressure
prevailing westerlies the wind belts found between 30 degrees and 60 degrees lattitude in both hemisphere.
wind the movement of air caused by differences in air pressure
westerlies the wind belts found between 30 degrees and 60 degrees lattitude in both hemisphere.
what makes up the atmoshpere nytrogyn dioxide and oxygen
global warming a gradual increase in average global temperature.
greenhouse effect the warming of the surface and lower attmoshpere of earth that occurs when water vapor, carbon dioxcide and other gases absorb energy.
coriolis effect the apartment curving of a path due to the earths rotaion.
polar easterlies prevailing winds that blow from east to west between 60 degrees and 90 degrees latitude of both hemishperes.
secondary pollutants pullutants that form when primary pollutants react with other primary pollutants.
what diseases are sometimes caused because of pollution?? lung disease, heart disease and asthmea.
what are the three things affected by acid precipitation?? buring fossil fuels, habitats forest and pretty much everything outside.
what are examples of primary pollutants?? water vapor, ozone and smog.
what are examples of primary pollutants?? industrial emissions, vehicle exhaust and volcanic ash.
what are some ways that energy is transferd to the atmosphere?? radiation, thermal conduton and convection
Created by: 2tango on 2011-02-21

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