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Atmosphere / Winds

Percent of Gases in the atmosphere 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, 1% trace gases
Land breeze Warm air rises over the sea and cool moves in from the land
Sea breeze Warm air rises over the land and cool air moves in from the sea or other large body of water
Easterlies Prevailing wind blowing east to west 60-90 degrees north and south latitudes (the polar regions).
Westerlies Prevailing wind blowing west to east 30-60 degrees north and south latitudes (temperate regions). Westerlies move weather west to east in the US.
Trade winds Prevailing wind blowing east to west 0 to 30 degrees north and south latitudes (the tropical regions).
Coriolis effect The way the spinning of the Earth causes global winds to curve
Jet streams A fast moving ribbon of air moving from west to east in the northern hemisphere, moving air masses and weather in its path
Troposphere Closest to Earth. Provides essential gasses to support life. Weather and clouds form here. Temperature decreases as altitude increases
Stratosphere Second layer. Contains ozone which absorbs and provides protection from harmful ultra violet radiation. As a result, temperature increases as altitude increases.
Mesosphere The coldest layer of the atmosphere. Meteors usually burn up here due to increased friction.
Thermosphere Hottest layer of the atmosphere. Satellites and space shuttles orbit here. Ionosphere sends radio signals. Exosphere is on the edge of outer space.
Atmosphere A thin layer of gas that surrounds the Earth
Air pressure Earth's gravity forces air to the surface, causing air to be packed tighter. Air pressure decreases as altitude increases.
Wind Usually the horizontal movement of air caused by a difference of air pressure.
Temperature A measure of the average kinetic energy of a substance
Created by: Tdudley2014