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Apologia - Physical Science - Module 7: Factors That Affect Earth's Weather

Vocabulary from Module 7 of Apologia Educational Ministries' Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay Wile
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Aphelion
The point at which the earth is farthest from the sun
Perihelion
The point at which the earth is closest to the sun
Lines of longitude
Imaginary lines that run north and south across the earth
Lines of latitude
Imaginary lines that run east and west across the earth
Coriolis effect
The way in which the rotation of the earth bends the path of winds, sea currents, and objects that fly through different latitudes
Air mass
A large body of air with relatively uniform pressure, temperature, and humidity
Weather front
A boundary between two air masses