Exploring Creation with Physical Science: Module 3
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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 symbol for "millimeters of mercury"
the lower layer of earth's atmosphere, which exists from ground level to roughly 50 miles above sea level where the air is uniform in composition
the upper layer of earth's atmosphere, which exists higher than roughly 50 miles above sea level, where the air is dependent on altitude
one of the three regions of the homosphere, this is the part of the atmosphere that extends from ground level to roughly 7 miles above sea level where the atmosphere is characterized by a steady drop in temperature as the altitude increases.
one of the three regions of the homosphere, this is the part of the atmosphere that spans altitudes of roughly 7 miles to 30 miles where the jet streams, but no weather phenomena exist and the temperature increases as altitude increases
one of the three regions of the homosphere, this is the part of the atmosphere that spans altitudes of roughly 30 miles to 50 miles where the air is very thin and the temperature decreases with increasing altitude
the boundry between the troposphere and the stratosphere
separates the stratosphere and the mesosphere
delineates the mesophere from the heterosphere
the gradual change in temperature
narrow bands of high-speed winds that circle the earth, blowing from west to east
While in the air, this is what we call it when the air pushes back against motion
energy that is transformed as a consequence of temperature differences
a measure of the energy of random motion in a substance's molecules
a man-made, non-toxic, highly useful chemicals blamed to be the main cause of the ozone "hole"
a region of the heterosphere, this is the the region of the atmosphere between altitudes of roughly 80 kilometers and 460 kilometers
a region of the heterosphere, this is the region of the atmosphere above an altitude of roughly 460 kilometers
the region between the upper portion of the mesosphere and the lower portions of the thermosphere, this is the part of the atmosphere between the altitudes of roughly 65 kilometers and 330 kilometers, where the gases are ionized