the luminous part of the outermost region of earth's atmosphere which extends about 10,000 km
Thermal Energy may be transfered by ___,___, and ___.
Radiation, Conduction, Convection
the study of atmospheric phenomena.
3 Types of meteors
Lithometeor, Electrometeor, Hydrometeor
Lithometeor consists of
cause of weather
imbalanced heating of the earths surface
An air mass is
a large volume of air that has the same humidity and temperature as the air where it formed
6 Air masses that hit North america
Maritime Polar Pacific, Continental Polar Canadian, Maritime Polar Atlantic, Maritime Tropical Pacific, Continental Tropical, Maritime Tropical Atlantic
the way that earths curve causes northern winds to curve down
narrow belt of strong winds that blows west, near the top of the troposphere
A front is
a collision of two air masses with different densities
A cold front occurs when
cold dense air displaces warm air, often causing intense precipitation
4 types of fronts
warm, cold, occluded, stationary
high pressure= ___ weather
low pressure= ___ weather
chemicals in many household and industrial products that destroy ozone in the atmosphere.
The Atmosphere consists mostly of
Nitrogen(78), and Oxygen(21)
Orographic Lifting occurs when
an air mass is forced to rise up over a mountain or other topographic feature
Convergence occurs when
air flows into the same area from different directions and some of the air is forced upward.
order of atmospheric layers
Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Exosphere.