physical science module 3 test
Physical Science Module 3 Study Guide
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The mass of air surrounding a planet
The pressure exerted by the atmosphere on all objects within it.
An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure
Lower layer of the earth's atmosphere
The upper layer of earths atmosphere
The region of the atmosphere that extends from ground level to roughly 11 kilometers above sea level
The region of the atmosphere that spans altitudes of roughly 11 kilometers to 48 kilometers
The region of the atmosphere that spans altitudes of roughly 48 kilometers to 80 kilometers
narrow bands of high-speed winds that circle the earth, blowing from west to east
Energy that is transferred as a consequence of temperature differences
A measure of the random motion in a substance's molecules
The region of the atmosphere between altitudes of roughly 80 kilometers and 460 kilometers
The region of the atmosphere above an altitude of roughly 460 kilometers
The region of the atmosphere between the altitudes of roughly 65 kilometers and 330 kilometers, where the gases are ionized,
Assuming both students made their barometers correctly and are testing them side by side, what explains the difference?
They used different liquids
name the 3 regions of the homosphere, from lowest to highest
troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere
Why will the ban on CFC's most likely not save or improve peoples lives?
refrdgeration, air conditioning, put out fires, surgical procedures, CFC's are used in all these.
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