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describe the thermosphere the hottest, outermost layer of the atmosophere
what is the atmosphere multiple layers in the air
what kind of ways have humans polluted car exhaust and fossil fuels
what is the ozone layer, where is it found it is the layer that protects us from UV rays, in the stratosphere
describe jetstreams fast moving air in our atmosphere
what is global warming heat trapped in the earth, below atmosphere, that heats the earth
describe air pressure the force of air downwards
what is smog smog is a type of secondary pollution
our ozone layer absorbs which type of harmful radiation from the sun UV Rays
what are auroras and where were are they found found- ionisphere. Auroras are northern lights that light up most of the northern sky.
what happens to air pressure as altitude increases air pressure decreases
what is the greenhouse effect the greenhouse effect is warming in the atmosphere
what is the most common atmospheric gas ozone
what part of the earth cools off faster and heats up faster? what does this unequal heating create the Earth's surface. A change in the Earth's temperature
what are global winds global winds are horizontal winds that move water
explain the three ways heat is transferred Radiation Conduction Convection
what is the ozone layer? where is it found the ozone layer is a gas in the atmosphere that protects us from UV rays. It is found at the stratosphere.
describe doldrums located close to the equator. Trade winds found here
list the examples of local winds mountain and sea breezes
how much oxygen and carbon dioxide are found in our air
what is another name for the distance above sea level wave height
what is significant about the troposphere it is the layer of the atmosphere we live in
if air mass increases, what happens to density density increases also
what are the two most abundant gases found in the atmosphere nitrogen and oxygen
what is the name of a wind tell you it blows fast
describe the movement of convection currents convection currets give warmth to a object by touching it
list the three global winds and the two calm winds polar easterlies, prevailing westerlies, and trade winds. Doldrums and horse latitude
which calm area is around 30 degrees north and south latitude horse latitude
what types of winds blow over short distances local winds
how are winds created weather
how much of the suns energy actually reaches the earth half a billionth
which global winds blow away from the poles to the west polar westerlies
where do trade winds flow toward from the south to the equator
what does the coriolis effect make the winds do bend to the right of their motion
how much oxygen and carbon dioxide is found in our air oxygen=21% carbon=1%
which instrument measures air pressure barometer
what property are the layers of the atmosphere based on density and latitude
Created by: noah davie