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Science vocabulary week 4
vocab. for module 3 test. i'm just doing the ones in the study guide, guys, because there are so many and i think this is all we'll have to know.
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
the lower layer of earth's atmosphere, which exists from ground level to roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) above sea level.
the upper layer of earth's atmosphere, which exists higher than roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) above sea level
the region of the atmosphere that extends from ground level to roughly 11 kilometers (7 miles) above sea level
the region of the atmosphere that spans altitudes of roughly 11 kilometers to 48 kilometers (30 miles)
the region of the atmosphere that spans altitudes of roughly 48 kilometers to 80 kilometers (50 miles)
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 energy of 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