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study of earth's atmosphere
meteorology
the layer of the atmosphere that extends upward from the troposphere to an altitude of 50km contains the ozone layer
stratosphere
only H gas here; many satellites orbit here; von allen belts found hole here
exosphere
the continuous movement of water from the atmosphere to earth & back
water cycle
any form of water that falls back to earth's surface from clouds includes rain, snow, sleet and hail
precipitation
the quantity of water vapor in the atmosphere
humidity
large body of air which uniform temperature and moisture content
air mass
boundary where a warmer air mass pushes into a cooler air mass; long periods of steady rain
warm front
Question???
mercury barometer
Question???
sling psychrometer
line dran on a weather map connecting points of equal barometric or atmospheric pressure
isobar
carrier water
convection
found hole in exosphere
Van Allen Belts
Question??
trade winds
Questio ??
polar easterlies
blanket or ocean of air that surrounds the earth
atmosphere
coldest layer of the atmosphere; located above the stratosphere
mesosphere
Question??
jet stream
change of a liquid to gas
evaporation
change of a solid to a gas
sublimation
ratio of the quantity of water vapor in air to the max quantity of water vapor that can be present at that temperature
relative humidity
boundary between air masses of different densities
front
the atmosperic condition in which warm air traps cooler air near earth's surface
temperature inversion
question???
anedoid barometer
question
weather
question
temperature
travels in form of waves
radiation
polar easterlies - air rises
doldrums
question???
horse latitude
the form of atmospheric oxygen that has 3 atoms per molecule
ozone
the atmospheric layer closest to earth's surface where
troposphere
atmosphereic layer above the mesosphere
thermosphere
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ionosphere
change from gas to liquid
condensation
evaporation of water throught the plant's pores
transpiration
temperature to which air must be cooled for condensation to occur
dew point
boundary where a cooler air mass pushes into a warmer air mass; often brings T-storms & squal lines
cold front
T-storms in the Indian Ocean
cyclone
general weather conditions over many years
climate
the process by which the atmosphere traps some of the energy from the sun in the troposhere
greenhouse effect
direct contact
conduction
the pressure due to the weight of the atmosphere; also called air pressure or atmospeheric pressure
barometric pressure
the change in the direction of an objects path due to earth's rotation
coriolis effect
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prevailing easlerlies
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ozone layer