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Atmosphere

TermDefinition
Air pressure
Atmosphere
Altitude
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
The measure of the force with which air molecules push on a surface.
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
Distance from sea level.
The lowest layer of the atmosphere, in which temperature decreases at a constant rate as altitude increases.
The layer of the atmosphere that is above the troposphere and in which temperature increases as altitude increases.
The layer of the atmosphere between the stratosphere and the thermosphere and in which temperature decreases and altitude increases.
Thermosphere The uppermost layer of the atmosphere, in which temperature increases as altitude increases.
Ionosphere
Ozone layer The ozone layer protects life on Earth by absorbing harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Greenhouse effect
Radiation The transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves.
Conduction The transfer of energy as heat though material.
Convection The movement of matter due to differences in density; the transfer of energy due to the movement of matter.
Global warming
An area charged by ions.Ions radiate energy as shimmering lights called auroras.
The warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of earth that occurs when water vapor,carbon dioxide,and other gases absorb and reradiate thermal energy.
A gradual increase in average global temperature.
Created by: Joel.Garcia