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Ch. 15

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QuestionAnswer
List examples of local winds Valley and mountain winds
What are auroras and where are they found Shimmering lights in the atmosphere
Our ozone layer obsorbs wich type of harmful radiation from the sun Sun rays
How much oxygen and carbon dioxide is found in the air oxygen = 21% co2 = less than 1%
Wich global wind blows away from the poles to the west Westerlies
What are the 2 most abundent gases found in the air nitrogen oxygen
Decscribe air pressure The weight amount in the atmosphere
What happends to air pressure as altitude decraeses Pressure increaes
Desceibe jet stream A very straight and narrow wind
What is the green house effect When heat gets trapped in the atmosphere
Explain 3 ways that heat is transferred Radiation, convection, conduction
Where do trade winds flow toward The middle of the ocean
What does the coriolis effect make the winds do Curve in a clockwise
Describe the doldrums Trade winds that meet at the equator
What is the ozone? where is it found Stratosphere
Describe the thermosphere The lowest level in the atmosphere
What is the most common atmospheric gas Carbon dioxide
What parts of the earth cools off faster and heats up faster? What does this unequal heating create The ocean and winds
What is smog It is like a cloudy smoke that creates pollution
Describe the movement of convection currents
Which instrument measures air pressure Barometer
What is signifigant about the troposphere Weather occurs here
What kind of ways have humans created air pollution Car pollution and dumping trash
What are global winds Winds that occur globally
What does the name of a wind tell you That it haapends all around the globe
How much of the suns energy actually reaches the earth 2 billionth
What property are the layers of the atmosphere based on Tempature
Which calm area is located around 30 degrees north and south latitude Horse latitude
What is the atmosphere Layers of gases that help us survive
List the 3 global winds and the 2 calm areas Mountain valley and westerlies trade winds and horse latitudes
If air mass increases what happens to density It also increases
What type of winds blow over short distences Local winds
How are all winds created Unequal temp
What is smog Cloud like thing in air that creates air pollution
What kind of ways have humans created air pollution Car exhaust
What are global winds wind that blows globally
What does the name of a wind tell you Where its formed
What property are the layers of the atmosphere based on Density
How are all winds created unequal heating of surface
Created by: ThomasRodgers