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Stratosphere
The layer of Earth's atmosphere that contains the ozone layer.
Climate
The pattern of weather that occurs in a particular area over many years based on such things as temperature, preciptation, and humidity.
Atmosphere
The layer of air that surrounds Earth like a blanket is made up of a mixture of gases plus tiny solids and liquids.
Air mass
A large body of air with the same properties as the area of Earth's surface over which it develops and moves.
Meteorologist
A scientist who studies weather patterns to produce a forecast.
Front
The place at which air masses meet and produce different kinds of weather conditions.
Global warming
An increase in temperatures all over the world.
Troposhere
The lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere, which contains about 75% of the air we breathe and also where weather takes place.
Weather
What is happening in the atmosphere right now!
Wind
The movement of air from warm, high-pressure areas to cooler, low-pressure areas due to difference in pressure.