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6.1 Vocab DICKSON

Vocabulary Words

Atmosphere a thin layer of gases surrounding Earth
Water Vapor water in its gaseous form
Troposphere the atmospheric layer closest to Earth's surface
Stratosphere the atmospheric layer directly above the trosphere
Ozone Layer the area of the stratosphere with a high concentration of ozone
Ionosphere a region within the mesosphere and thermosphere that contains ions
Radiation the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves
Conduction the transfer of thermal energy by collisions between particles of matter
Convection the transfer of thermal energy by the movement of matter from one place to another
Stability whether circulation air motions will be strong or weak
Temperature Inversion occurs in the troposphere when temperature increases as altitude increases
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