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Atmosphere
The body of gases surrounding the earth
Climate
The weather conditions that are particular to a certain area. Such as wind, precipitation and temperature
Blizzard
Very heavy snowstorm with violent winds
Ultraviolet light
The range of wave lengths just beyond violet in the visible spectrum. Invisible to humans yet capable of causing skin cancer
Nitrogen
A naturally occurring element that is responsible for around four-fifths of the Earth's atmosphere
Oxygen
A colorless, odorless gas that is 21 percent of our atmosphere. It is essential for plant and animal respiration
Carbon Dioxide
A colorless, odorless gas formed during respiration, combustion, and organic decomposition
Latitude
The distances north or south of the equator measured with imaginary lines on a map or globe
Pollution
Harmful or unsafe waste products
Ice age
A period of time marked by extensive glaciers on the face of the earth
Ozone
A gas in the earth's upper atmosphere that is responsible for screening out most of the sun's harmful ultra violet light
water vapor
Invisible water distributed through out the atmosphere
Tide
A raising and lowering of the water in the oceans and seas caused by the gravitational pull of the moon. The sun causes some , but to a lesser degree
Coriolis force
The movement of atmosphere air caused by the rotating earth
Equator
an imaginary line dividing the northern and southern hemispheres of the Earth
Precipitation
falling moisture in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or drizzle
Axis
An imaginary straight line through the center of the earth on which it rotates