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thin layer of gases surrounding the earth atmosphere
the force of a "column" of air pressing down on an area air pressure
the amount of mass in a given volume density
layer of gas that absorbs most of the Sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation; located in the stratosphere ozone layer
type of energy received from the sun that may damage skin and cause cancer ultraviolet radiation
energy flowing from a warmer object to a cooler object heat
heat energy transferred in the form of rays or waves radiation
heat energy transferred when objects or molecules touch conduction
heat energy transferred in a liquid or gas by the flow of particles from one area to another convection
the movement of air from an area of higher pressure to an area of lower pressure wind
the way Earth's rotation causes winds and water to appear to curve to the right in the northern hemisphere Coriolis effect
large wind belts blowing long distances always in the same area and from the same direction global winds
narrow belt of strong winds that blows near the top of the troposphere jet streams
movement of air from sea to land during the day sea breeze
movement of air from land to sea at night land breeze
movement of air that occurs when warmer, less dense air rises and cooler, denser air sinks convection current
Created by: lewisch