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Ch 5 Atmosphere

ultraviolet rays electromagnetic waves that may produce skin cancer
microwaves radio waves with a shorter wavelength
stratosphere the layer of the atmosphere that contains the ozone layer
75*F The temperature in which the air in a desert can contain the most water vapor.
greenhouse effect the trapping of heat by the atmosphere
crest the highest point of a wave
frequency the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a unit of time.
barometer an instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure
diffusion the random spreading of one fluid through another
wind the horizontal movement of air across the earth's surface
solubility the ability to be dissolved
water cycle the movement of water from the sea into the air, and back into the sea
evaporation changing of liquid to a gas
condensation changing of gas to liquid
precipitation discharge of water
atmosphere the gaseous layer surrounding a planet or other heavenly body
wavelength the distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of another
troposphere the bottom layer of the atmosphere
Evangelista Torricelli the inventor of the barometer
29.92 inches the normal average air pressure at sea level
Charles Boyle the man who discovered that if the temperature of a gas remains constant, its volume and pressure are inversely related.
water the main ingredient of life
water vapor gaseous water in the atmosphere
violet the shortest visible light wave
red the longest visible light wave
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