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Weather Voc. Words

Air, Air Pressure, Layers of Atmosphere, Transfer of Energy

Weather The condition of the Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place.
Atmosphere The layer of gases that surrounds the Earth.
Ozone A form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms instead of two.
Water Vapor Water in a form of a gas.
Density The amount of mass of a substance in a given value (D=Mass/Volume)
Pressure The force exerted on a surface divided by the total area over which the force is exerted.
Air Pressure The pressure caused by the weight of a column of air pushing down on an area.
Barometer An instrument used to measure air pressure.
Mercury Barometer An instrument used to measure air pressure;consists of a glass tube partially filled with mercury, with its open end resting in a dish of mercury.
Aneroid Barometer An instrument that measures air pressure without using a liquid.
Altitude Elevation above sea level.
Troposphere The lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere, where weather occurs.
Stratosphere The second-lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere. The ozone layer can be found here.
Mesosphere The layer of the Earth's atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere; the layer in which the meteroids burn up.
Thermosphere The outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere;the hottest layer.
Ionosphere The lower part of the thermesphere, where electrically charged particles called ions are found.
Exosphere The outer layer of the thermosphere, extending into space.
Conduction The direct transfer of thermal energy from one substance to another substance that it is touching.
Convection The transfer of thermal energy by the movement of a fluid (liquid or gas).
Radiation The direct transfer of energy by electronic waves.
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