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amosphere
earths air which is made up of a thin layer of gases ,solids ,and liquids form a protective layer around the planet and is divided into five different layers
troposphere
layer of earths atmosphere that is closest the ground contains 99 percent of water vapor and 74percent of the atmospheric gases and id where clouds and weather occur
ionosphere
layer of electrically charged particles in the thermosphere that absorbs Am radio waves during the day and reflects them back at night
ozone layer
a layer of the stratosphere with high concentration of ozone absorbs most of the suns harmful ultraviolet rays
ultraviolet radiation
a type of energy that comes to earth from the sun can damage skin and cause cancer also is mostly absorbed by the ozone layer
chlorofluorocarbons
a group of chemical compound used in refrigerators, air conditioner, foam packaging, and aerosol sprays that may enter the atmosphere and destroy the ozone layer
radiation
energy that is transferred by waves
conduction
transfer of energy by collusions between the atoms in a material
convection
transfer of heat that occurs when particles move between objects or areas of different temperatures
coriolis effect
in the southern hemisphere and turn right in the northern hemisphere due to earths rotation
jet stream
a narrow belt of strong winds that blows near the top of the troposphere
sea breeze
movement of air from sea to land during the day
land breeze
movement of air from land to sea at night
hydrosphere
all water on earths surface
water cycle
rain, evaporation, condesed into clouds, becomes liquid, falls to earth as precipitation