Module #3 Vocab words for monday quiz
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The mass of air surrounding a planet.
The pressure exerted by the atmosphere on all objects within it.
An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure.
The lower layer of the earth's atmosphere, which exists from ground level to roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) above sea level.
The upper layer of the earth's atmosphere, which exists higher than roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) above sea level.
The region of the atmosphere that extends from ground level to roughly11 kilometers (7 miles) above sea level.
The region of the atmosphere that span roughly 11 kilometer to 48 kilometer (30 miles).
The region of the atmosphere that spans alitudes of roughly 48 kilometers to 80 kilometer ( 50 miles)
Narrow bands of high-speed winds that circle the earth blowing from east to west.
Energy transferred as a consequence of temperature differences.
A measure of energy of the random motion in a substance's molecules.
The region of the atmosphere of roughly 80 kilometers and 460 kilometers.
The region of the atmosphere above an altitude of roughly 460 kilometers.
The region of the atmosphere between the altitudes of roughly 65 kilometers and 330 kilometers, where the gases are ionized.