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these clouds often produce thunderstorms
cumulonimbus
Weather occurs in this layer of the atmosphere
troposphere
the correct order of the atmosphere from the ground up
1. troposphere (by ground)
stratosphere
mesosphere
thermosphere
layered clouds the cover much of the sky
stratus clouds
when a cool air mass slides in under a warmer air mass
cold front
the process by which gases hold heat in the atmosphere
greenhouse effect
astronauts must pass through this layer of the atmosphere first when they return to earth
exosphere
this air mass is warm and dry
continental tropical
these air masses form over water
maritime
as altitude increases, pressure ____
decreases
any form of water that falls to the ground from clouds
precipitation
the ozone layer absorbs ____
UV light or UV radiation
feathery clouds
cirrus clouds
when two air masses meet but neither moves, this kind of front occurs
stationary
people who study weather are called ___
meteorologists
heat transfer between two substances is called ____
conduction
these air masses form over land and in cold regions above or below 50 degrees north and south latitude
continental polar