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Barometer

An instrument that measures atmoshereic pressure

Temperature

The average kinetic energy of the particles (molecules or atoms)

Atmosphereic pressure

the force of the atmosphere per unit of surface areaover which it is exerted

Thermometer

an instrume used to measure the temperature of substances

Conduction

the transfer of thermal energy through collisions between particles in materials

Convection

The transfer of thermal energy through energy by the movement or flow of heated material from one location to another

Radiation

the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves

Meteorology

the scientific study of the atmoshere

Troposphere

The layer of atmosphere that is closest to the earths surface. Most of the earths weather takes place here

Stratosphere

The layer of atmosphere that is located above the troposphere. It contains the ozone layer

Kinetic energy

energy due to motion

conductometer

A device that has 5 prongs made of various metals, used to help visualize differences in thermal conductivity

absorption

A process where one thing is taken by another. The process results in an increase of temperature

mass

the amount of matter in an object

volume

The amount of space that an object takes up

density

the amount of mass per unit of volume for a substance

atmosphere

the envelope of gasses that surrounds the earth or planets

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