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insolation amount of the sun's energy that reaches Earth
atmosphere air surrounding the Earth
troposphere layer of atmosphere closest to the Earth; most important to us because all our weather occurs here; weather changes above this layer do not affect us
stratosphere layer of atmosphere above the troposphere
air pressure force put on an area by the air above it
weather conditions of the atmosphere [temperature and precipitation]
barometer instrument used to measure air pressure
thermometer instrument used to measure temperature
Northern Hemisphere+ tilted toward sun+ concentrated rays of sunlight summer
Northern Hemisphere+ tilted away from sun+ spread-out rays of sunlight winter
what surface gets hotter than smooth surfaces because the light bounces around causing more energy to be absorbed rough surfaces
dark colors absorbs
light colors reflects
soil absorbs
water reflects
Created by: ocean10