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Chapter 1 II Vocab


Weather The condition of earth's atmosphere at particular time and place
Atmosphere envelope of gasses surrounding earth
Ozone Three oxygen atoms combined
Water Vapor Water in the form of a gas
Density Amount of gas in a given volume of air
Pressure Force pushing on an area or surface
Air Pressure result of the weight of a column of air pushing down on an area
Barometer Instrument used to measure air pressure
Mercury barometer Barometer that is a glass tube partially filled with mercury and open at one end
Aneroid barometer Barometer that does not use liquid
Altitude Height in the atmosphere
troposphere lowest layer of the atmosphere in which weather occurs
stratosphere second layer of the atmosphere that contains the ozone layer.
mesosphere middle layer of the atmosphere
thermosphere the outermost layer of the atmosphere
ionosphere the bottom layer of the thermosphere
exosphere the top layer of the thermosphere
Created by: SMoswald