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Aerosols
Liquid and solid particles supended in the air,such as dust or ash.
Albedo
A measure of reflectivity; the higher the albedo the higher the reflectivity
Atmospheric Circulation Cells
One of the six distinct air mases ( Three in each hemisphere) With individual air flow patterns.
Convection
A vertical circulation patterns in a gas or liquid caused by hot material rising and cold material sinking
Coriolis Effect
The apparent deflection of a body in motion with respect to the earth
Cyclone
Large rotationg storm system of low pressure air with Convererging winds at the center
Density
A measure of a quantity such as mass
GreenHouse
The tendency for the atmosphere to hold heat energy close to the earth's surface
Mesosphere
Layer of the atmosphere from 50,000 to 90,000 meters (164,000 to 295,000 Feet) <- Above sea level.
Monsoon
Local seasonal wiond pattern caused by heat from the continents that result in summers with significant rainfall and winters with very little
Orbit Inclination
The angle of tilt measured with 0 at perpendicular between a plants rotation axis and the plane of its orbit around the sun.
Stratosphere
Layer of atmosphere from 15,000 to 50,000 meters
Troposphere
Layer of atmosphere in contact with earth to 15,000 metters
Humidity condition:
moistness:dampness
Humidity
Infrared
The part of the invisible spectrum that is contiguous to the red end of the visible spectrum.
Trade Winds
Any of the nearly constant easterly winds that dominate most of the tropics and subtropics throughout the world.
Ultavilet Tradition
Wave lengths shorter than light but longer than X rays.
A despersion, in air of molecules of water,as produced by evaporation.
Water Vapor
Westerlies
Moving, directed or situated toward the west; The westerly end of the feild.