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a mixture of gases that surrounds Earth
The measure of the force with which air molecules push on a surface
height above sea level or the earth's surface
The lowest layer of the atmoshere, in which temerature decreases at a constant rate as altitude increases
the layer of the atmoshere that is above the troposhere and in which temperature increases as altitude increases
a form of oxygen gas, absorbs ultraviolet rays form the sun and then releases some of this energy in the form of heat.
the layer of the atmosphere between the stratosphere and thermosphere in which temp decreases as altitude increases
Upper most layer of Earth's atmosphere; has two layers ionosphere and exosphere
The transfer of energy through matter or space as electromagnetic waves (visible light or infred)
The transfer of heat through direct contact of materials of different temperature
the transfer of heat thru the movement of a fluid, either a gas or liquid
The phenomenon whereby the earth's atmosphere traps solar radiation, caused by the presence in the atmosphere of gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane.
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change.
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