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Gases

no definite shape or volume

Atmosphere

the mass of air surrounding the Earth

Concentration

the spatial property of being crowded together

Carbon Dioxide

a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances

Weather

the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

Climate

the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time

Climatologists

people who study climate

Cores

Center

Albedo

the ratio of reflected to incident light

Radiation

(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance

Milankovich Cycles

Natural cycles in the Earths position (changes in orbit, axis tilt and precession) that are used to explain climate changes over the last 400,000 yrs.

Lithosphere

the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle

Hydrosphere

the watery layer of the earth's surface

Biosphere

the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist

Carbon

coal or charcol, an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond

Hydrocarbon

an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen

Precipitation

water that falls from the atmosphere to the Earth as rain,sleet , or snow, overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

Carbon Cycle

the organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into organisms and back again

Carbohydrates

the starches and sugars present in foods

Greenhouse Effect

warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere

Methane

a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

Nitrous Oxide

N₂O

Greenhouse Gases

Gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapor, and ozone in the atmosphere which are involved in the greenhouse effect.

Infared Radiation

A form of radiation that has a longer wavelength than visible light does and cannot be seen with the naked eye., a form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than red light

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