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Atmosphere

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Air masses a body of air with the same temperature, humidity, and pressure.
atmospheric gases the layer of gases, commonly known as air, that surrounds the planet Earth and is retained by Earth's gravity. ... By volume, dry air contains 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 1% argon, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.
air/atmospheric pressure the force exerted on a surface by the air above it as gravity pulls it to Earth; measured with a barometer
barometer (mercury barometer (mm of mercury) measures air pressure; An instrument used especially in forecasting the weather and determining altitude where a column of mercury in a glass tube rises or falls as the weight of the atmosphere changes
aneroid barometer (millibar-MB) measure whether pressure is rising or falling, whether a high or low pressure system is coming or whether it is becoming more intense. Ex: altimeter, which measures altitude, or distance above sea level. barograph,
climate General weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
global wind system also known as the "general circulation" and the surface winds of each hemisphere are divided into three wind belts: Polar Easterlies: From 60-90 degrees latitude.
Created by: Warrior26