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why the windblows

stack 4 mr.stephens

The mixture of gasses that surrond a planet or moon. Atmosphere
The measure of the force with which air molecules push on the surface. Air Pressure
The transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves. Radiation
The transfer of energy as heat through materials. Thermal Conduction
The transfer of thermal energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or gas. Convection
The movement of air caused by differences in air pressure. Wind
The lowest layer of the atmosphere that decreases in temp. while incresase of altitude. Troposphere
The layer of atmosphere above the Troposphere and the temp. increases as altitude incerases. Stratosphere
The layer of atmosphere between the Stratosphere and Thermosphere and the temp. decreases as the altitude incerases. Mesosphere
The uppermost layer of the atmosphere in which the temp. increases as the altitude increases. Thermosphere
The warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of the Earth that occurs when water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gases obsorb snd radiate thermal energy. Greenhouse Effect
The gradual increase of average globsl temperature. Global Warming
The apparent curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to the rotation of the Earth. Coriolis Effect
Prevailing winds that blow from east to west between 60 and 90 degrees latitude. Polar Easterlies
Pervailing winds that blow west to east between the 30 and 60 degrees latitiude. Westerlies
Prevaailing winds that blow north east from 30 degrees north latitude to the equator and that blow southeast from 30 degrees south latitude to the equator Trade Winds
A narrow belt of strong winds that blow in the upper Troposphere Jet Stream
Created by: provolone13