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8th unit 4

global weather patterns

TermDefinition
Air pressure The force exerted by the atmosphere on Earth's surface by the weight of the air above the surface
Anemometer A scientific tool used to measure wind speed
Atmosphere The layer of gas surrounding a planet that is held in place by gravity
Convection Heat transfer caused by the rising of hotter, less dense fluids and the falling of cooler, dense fluids
Coriolis Effect The apparent deflection of moving air, as seen by an observer on Earth, as a result of Earth's rotation
Radiation The transfer of energy by the movement of electromagnetic waves or subatomic particles
Thermal Energy The total kinetic (motion) energy of the tiny particles tat make up matter; the faster the particles move,the warmer the matter becomes
Wind A natural movement of air, sometimes with considerable force, from an area of high density and pressure to an area of low density and pressure
Created by: keira.currie