Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

chapter 3

chapter 3 learn for brain

weather The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place. (p. 74)
atmosphere The envelope of gases that surrounds Earth. (P. 74)
water vapor Water in the form of a gas. (p. 76)
density The ratio of the mass of a substance to its volume (mass divided by volume). (p. 79)
air pressure The pressure caused by the weight of a column of air pushing down on an area. (p. 79)
barometer An instrument used to measure changes in air pressure. (p. 80)
altitude Elevation above sea level. (p. 82)
troposphere The lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere. (p. 86)
stratosphere The second-lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere. (p. 87)
mesosphere The layer of Earth's atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere. (p. 88)
thermosphere The outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere. (p. 89)
ionosphere The lower part of the thermosphere. (p. 89)
exosphere The outer layer of the thermosphere. (p. 89)
radiation The transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves. (p. 91)
scattering Reflection of light in all directions. (p. 93)
greenhouse effect The trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere. (p. 95)
heat The transfer of thermal energy from one object to another because of a difference in temperature. (p. 98)
wind The horizontal movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of lower pressure. (p. 101)
Created by: chase mazola