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5th Science Chapter 8 Lesson 1 Atmosphere and Air Temperature

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insolation
the amount of the sun's energy that reaches earth at a given time and place
weather
the conditions present in the troposphere at any given time
nitrogen
is made up in 99 % of the air we breath _____ and oxygen
air pressure
the force put on a given area by the weight of the air above it
troposphere
the layer closest to Earth, where almost all weather occurs; the thinnest layer
barometer
an instrument used to measure air pressure
oxygen
is made up in 99% of the air we breath nitrogen and ____
atmosphere
the layer of air that surrounds the earth
temperature
the levels of the four layers of the atmosphere are determined by sudden changes in ___ at each level.