5th Science Chapter 8 Lesson 1 Atmosphere and Air Temperature

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insolation

the amount of the sun's energy that reaches earth at a given time and place

weather

the conditions present in the troposphere at any given time

nitrogen

is made up in 99 % of the air we breath _____ and oxygen

air pressure

the force put on a given area by the weight of the air above it

troposphere

the layer closest to Earth, where almost all weather occurs; the thinnest layer

barometer

an instrument used to measure air pressure

oxygen

is made up in 99% of the air we breath nitrogen and ____

atmosphere

the layer of air that surrounds the earth

temperature

the levels of the four layers of the atmosphere are determined by sudden changes in ___ at each level.

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