18 terms

The Atmosphere

Chapter 1, Sections 1,2,3
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weather
the condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place
atmosphere
the envelope of gases that surrounds Earth
ozone
a form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of the usual two
water vapor
water in the form of a gas
density
the amount of mass of a substance in a given volume
pressure
the amount of force pushing on an area
air pressure
the pressure caused by the weight of a column of air pushing down on an area
barometer
an instrument used to measure changes in air pressure
mercury barometer
an instrument that measures changes in air pressure, consisting of a glass tube partially filled with mercury, with its open end resting in a dish of mercury
aneroid barometer
an instrument that measures changes in air pressure without using a liquid
altitude
elevation above sea level
troposphere
the lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere
stratosphere
the second-lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere
mesosphere
the layer of Earth's atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere
thermosphere
the outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere
ionosphere
the lower part of the thermosphere
exosphere
the outer layer of the thermosphere
"As they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight."
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