Atmosphere and Climate
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the force that air puts on an object
the mass of air around the Earth
the weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
matter that can freely change shape and size; often can't be seen
an increase in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans, especially one great enough to change the climate
the process by which heat is trapped inside Earth's atmosphere by gases.
the smallest parts of substances that can exist by themselves made of two or more atoms.
a layer of atmosphere that protects life on Earth by filtering out ultraviolet radiation from the Sun
Earth's coolest climate zones, located near the poles, where sunlight strikes the planet's surface at a low, slanting angle
water that falls from clouds in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail
the layer of Earth's atmosphere located beyond the troposphere; the layer that protects Earth from solar radiation
Earth's climate zones located between the tropical and polar zones, where the sunlight angle causes warmer summers and cooler winters
the measurement of how hot or cold something is
Earth's warmest climate zone, located near the equator, where sunlight strikes the planet's surface most directly
the path water takes, and the changes it goes through, as it moves on, above, and below Earth's surface.