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Gases
no definite shape or volume
Atmosphere
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
Concentration
the spatial property of being crowded together
Carbon Dioxide
a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances
Weather
the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
Climate
the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
Climatologists
people who study climate
Cores
Center
Albedo
the ratio of reflected to incident light
Radiation
(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance
Milankovich Cycles
Natural cycles in the Earths position (changes in orbit, axis tilt and precession) that are used to explain climate changes over the last 400,000 yrs.
Lithosphere
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
Hydrosphere
the watery layer of the earth's surface
Biosphere
the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
Carbon
coal or charcol, an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond
Hydrocarbon
an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
Precipitation
water that falls from the atmosphere to the Earth as rain,sleet , or snow, overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
Carbon Cycle
the organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into organisms and back again
Carbohydrates
the starches and sugars present in foods
Greenhouse Effect
warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere
Methane
a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
Nitrous Oxide
N₂O
Greenhouse Gases
Gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapor, and ozone in the atmosphere which are involved in the greenhouse effect.
Infared Radiation
A form of radiation that has a longer wavelength than visible light does and cannot be seen with the naked eye., a form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than red light