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Night winds
land breezes
The most common liquid in the atmosphere
water vapor
The gas _____ absorbs some of the harmful radiation from the sun.
ozone
Heat and energy are transferred from the sun to the Earth and its atmosphere by _____.
radiation
Air pressure is measured with a(n)
barometer
Layer os the atmosphere that contains the ozone layer.
stratosphere
Differences in temp. on Earth can be explained in part by the _____ of its surface.
curved shape
A greenhouse, just like _____ acts to contain heat.
Earth's atmosphere
Rain occurs in the troposphere because _____.
other layers of the atmosphere do not contain enough water and pressure.
Two gases that make up 90% of the Earth's atmosphere are _____ and _____.
oxygen and nitrogen
Why does the metal chamber of an aneriod barometer expand during a low-pressure weather pattern?
under low-pressure, molecules move farther apart
Gas that makes up 20% of air
oxygen
Most abundant gas in the atmosphere
nitrogen
Visible air pollution
smog
Where air is found
troposphere
Process by which air gains heat through contact with hot surfaces
conduction
Transfer of hear by movement of air mass
convection
Result of unequal heating of places all over Earth
global wind systems
Transfer of hear by movement of air mass
convection
Caused by air sinking and returning to the equator
trade winds