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Atmosphere

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Radiation
the transfer of energy through space in the form of visible light and ultra violet rays
Conduction
the transfer of heat energy through collisions of the atoms or molecules of a substance
Convection
the transfer of heat energy in a liquid or gas through the motion of the liquid or gas caused by differences in density
Temperature
a measure of the average kinetic energy of the atoms or molecules in that substance
Heat
the total kinetic energy of all of the particles of the substance
Troposphere
the lowest layer of the atmosphere
Stratosphere
lies above the troposphere; colder and drier than air in the troposphere
Ozone
causes the temperature to increase in the stratosphere
Mesosphere
third layer; extends between about 50 and 90 kilometers above Earth's surface
Thermosphere
the outermost layer of earth's atmosphere
Ionosphere
The lower part of the thermosphere, where electrically charged particles called ions are found.
Isotherms
lines that connect points that have the same temperature
Air Pollutant
any airborne gas or particle that occurs at a concentration capable of harming humans or the natural envitorment
Temperature Inversion
when the air at Earth's surface is colder than the air above, so convection does not occur