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Weather and Climate Vocabulary
Terms in this set (17)
the force pushed on a surface by the air around it
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a specific time and place.
A measure of how hot (or cold) something is
A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
Region with the lowest atmospheric pressure
A measure of the amount of matter in an object
Anything that takes up space and has mass
The layer of the atmosphere between the stratosphere and the atmosphere and in which temperature decreases as altitude increases
2nd layer of atmosphere; extends from 10 to 30 miles up; location of ozone layer; absorbs 95% of Ultraviolet radiation; temperature increases with altitude increase.
The fourth layer of the atmosphere, in which temperature increases as altitude increases
The lowermost portion of Earth's atmosphere and the one in which most weather phenomena occur. The greenhouse effect also occurs here.
Force exerted by the weight of the air.
A weather tool that measures air pressure.
temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind
The amount of water vapor in the air
the movement of air caused by differences in air pressure
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