Our Weather and Water - Chapters 1 -4

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Answer in Genesis

atmosphere

layer of gas that surround the planet

troposphere

layer of atmosphere closest to the earth

stratosphere

layer of atmosphere 6 to 30 miles above the surface of the earth

mesosphere

layer of atmosphere 30 to 50 miles above the surface of the earth

thermosphere

layer of atmosphere 50 to 370 miles above the earth

ionosphere

area in the thermosphere were gas molecules are broken into ions by the sun's radiation

humidity

amount of water vapor in the air

exosphere

outer most layer of the atmosphere

magnetosphere

area in exosphere where protons and electrons become trapped by the earth's magnetic field

aurora borealis

northen lights

aurora australis

southern lights

lapse rate

rate at which temperature decreases as you go up in altitude

meterology

study of the atmosphere

temperature

measure of the intensity of heat in the air

air pressure

pressure produced by the weight of air molecules

atmospheric pressure

pressure produced by the weight of air molecules

absolute humidity

actual amount of water in air

relative humidity

ratio of the amount of water in the air to the amount of water the air could hold at a particular temperature

wind

moving air

precipitation

water that escapes from the atmosphere

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