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7th Gr. Voc 14-28

Weeks 4-6

ozone colorless, odorless reactive gas comprised of three oxygen atoms
ultraviolet radiation (UV) a type of energy that comes to Earth from the Sun, can damage skin and cause cancer, and is mostly absorbed by the ozone layer
hydrosphere all the waters of Earth
condensation process in which water vapor changes to a liquid
precipitation water falling from clouds - including rain, snow, sleet, and hail - whose form is determined by air temperature
chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs) group of chemical compounds used in refrigerators, air conditioners, foam packaging, and aerosol sprays, that may enter the atmosphere and destroy ozone.
radiation energy transferred by waves or rays
conduction transfer of energy that occurs when molecules bump into each other
convection transfer of heat by the flow of material
evaporation the process of becoming a vapor
jet stream narrow belt of strong winds that blows near the top of the troposphere
sea breeze movement of air from sea to land during the day when cooler air above the water moves over the land, forcing heated, less dense air above the land to rise
land breeze movement of air from land to sea at night, created when cooler, denser air from the land forces up warmer air over the sea
humidity amount of water vapor held in the air
relative humidity measure of the amount of moisture held in the air compared with the amount it can hold at a given temperature; can range from 0 to 100 percent
Created by: karen_lindley