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a mixture of gases that surrounds Earth.
the measure of the force with which air molecules push on a surface.
the lowest layer of the atmosphere.
the layer of the atmosphere that is above troposphere.
the layer of the atmosphere between the stratosphere and the thermosphere.
the uppermost layer of the atmosphere.
the transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves.
the transfer of energy as heat through a material.
the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or gas.
the warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of Earth that occurs when vapor,carbon dioxide,and other gases absorb and reradiate thermal energy.
a gradual increase in average global temperature.
the movement of air caused by differences in air pressure.
the apparent curving of the path of a moving object from otherwise straight path due to earths rotation
prevailing winds that blow from east between 60 and 90 degrees.
prevailing winds that blow west to east between 30 and 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres.
prevailing winds that blow from northeast from 30 degrees north latitude to the equator and that blow southeast from 30 degrees south latitude to the equator.
a narrow belt of strong winds that blow in the upper troposphere.
the contamination of the atmosphere by the introduction of pollutants from human and natural sources.
rain,sleet,or snow that contains high concentration of acids.