Thin layer of air that forms a protective coating around the planet
Lowest layer, 99% water, 10 km thick, where weather occurs
Layer directly above the troposphere, contains ozone
Layer above the stratosphere, extends 85km above the surface
Layer above the mesosphere, thickest layer, named for its high temperatures
Layer of electronically charged particles found with the the mesosphere and thermosphere
Outer most layer, few molecules present
The force exerted on you by the atmosphere
Temperature Change in the Atmosphere
For every km in height the air temperature decreases 6.5 degrees C.
Layer of oxygen molecules in groups of three that protects you from the Sun's energy
Chemical compound found in refrigerants, aerosol sprays, and foam packaging that is blamed for decreasing ozone in the stratosphere
Top portion or portion of the troposphere
Top portion or boundary of the mesosphere
Top portion or boundary of the stratosphere
Transfer of energy in the form of rays or waves
Transfer of energy due to direct contact of molecules
Transfer of energy due to the flow of materials
All the waters of the Earth
Process of changing water from the vapor state to the liquid state
Fluids on earth moving away from the equator due to the rotation of the Earth
Air moving from the west to the east
Areas along the equator where there is little to no wind due to quick heating of the atmosphere
Air moving away from the equator
Air moving away from the polar regions
Narrow belts of strong winds in the upper portions of the troposphere.
Convection currents caused by the land heating faster then the water causing a breeze from the water to land.
Convection currents caused by the water retaining heat and the air moving from the land toward the water.