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compostion
the combinding of distenct parts or elements to form a whole
dense/density
the quality or condtiion of being dense. the mass per unit volume of substance under specified conditions of pressure and temperature
convection
heat transfer in a gas or liquid by the circulation of currents from one region to another
radiant energy/raditaion
energy from the sun in the form of visible light, ultraviolet ligh and infrared light (radiation)
absorb/absorbed/absoprtion
to take something in
stratsophere
layer of the atmosphere that contains ozone
oxygen-carbon dioxide cycle
a closed cycle in which the total amount of carbon and oxygen is kept constant.
nitrogen cycle
a closed cycle in which the total amount of nitrogen on the eart is kept constant
air pressure
the force that aire exerts in an area
conduction
the direct transfer of heat from particle to particle
atmosphere
air that surrounds a planet
ozone
ozone protects the eart from excesive ultraviolet radiation
troposhere
the layer of the air cloest to the surface of the earth
smog
air pollution that forms from the burning of fossile fules such as gasoline and coal
greenhouse effect
when heat is trapped by gases in the atmosphere