Apologia - Physical Science - Module 7: Factors That Affect Earth's Weather

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7 terms · Vocabulary from Module 7 of Apologia Educational Ministries' Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay Wile

Aphelion

The point at which the earth is farthest from the sun

Perihelion

The point at which the earth is closest to the sun

Lines of longitude

Imaginary lines that run north and south across the earth

Lines of latitude

Imaginary lines that run east and west across the earth

Coriolis effect

The way in which the rotation of the earth bends the path of winds, sea currents, and objects that fly through different latitudes

Air mass

A large body of air with relatively uniform pressure, temperature, and humidity

Weather front

A boundary between two air masses

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