Weather- Vocab Set 1: Atmosphere

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infrared radiationform of energy with wavelengths that are no longer than red light (ex: heat lamps)ultraviolet radiationa form of energy with wavelengths that are shorter than violet light (ex: causes sunburns)greenhouse effectthe process by which gases in the atmosphere hold heatgreenhouse gasescarbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxideozone layera pale blue gas that absorbs radiation from the sun and protects the surface of the Earth3 ways heat is transferredradiation, conduction, convectionradiationthe direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves (ex: face or ground warmed by the sun)conductionthe direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that is touching (ex: thermometer touching the ground)convectionthe transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid (ex: air warming 1.25m above the surfaceair pressurethe force exerted on you by the weight of particles of air.