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Apologia Physical 3

Apologia Physical Science module 3

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Atmosphere The mass of air surrounding a planet
Atmospheric pressure The pressure exerted by the atmosphere on all objects within it.
Barometer An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure.
Exosphere The region of the atmosphere above an altitude of roughly 460 kilometers.
Heat Energy that is transferred as a consequence of temperature difference.
Heterosphere the upper layer of earth's atmosphere, which exists higher than roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) above sea level.
homosphere The lower layer of earth's atmosphere, which exists from ground level to roughly 80 (50 miles) above sea level.
Ionosphere The region of the atmosphere between the altitudes of roughly 65 kilometers and 330 kilometers where the gases are ionized
Jet Stream Narrow bands of high-speed winds that circle the earth, blowing from west to east
Mesosphere The region of the atmosphere that spans altitudes of roughly 48 kilometers to 80 kilometers (50 miles)
Stratosphere The region of the atmosphere that spans altitudes of roughly 11 kilometers to 48 kilometers (30)
Temperature A measure of the energy of random motion in a substance's molecules
Thermosphere The region of the atmosphere between altitudes of roughly 80 kilometers and 460 kilometers
Troposphere The region of the atmosphere that extends from ground level to roughly 11 kilometers (7 miles) above sea level
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