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Air Vocabulary -6.6

unit on air-SOL 6.6

termdefinition
air mixture of gaseous elements and compounds
air pressure pressure or force exerted by the atmosphere
temperature the measure of kinetic energy of all atoms of a material
humidity moisture in the air
atmosphere the layer of air that surrounds the Earth made of gases
troposhere the lowest layer of the atmosphere. 75% of the air we breathe
stratosphere the layer of air above the troposhere Ozone is here which protects the Earth from ultraviolet radiation
mesosphere located between the stratosphere and the thermosphere
thermosphere located between the mesosphere and space
ozone a form of oxygen that helps shield the Earth from ultraviolet radiation
cumulus large, thick clouds
stratus layered clouds
cirrus thin, wispy clouds
weather what is happening in the atmosphere
front the place at which air masses meet and produce different kinds of weather conditions
Created by: bhausler
 

 



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