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Our Weather and Water - Chapters 1 -4

Answer in Genesis
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atmosphere
layer of gas that surround the planet
troposphere
layer of atmosphere closest to the earth
stratosphere
layer of atmosphere 6 to 30 miles above the surface of the earth
mesosphere
layer of atmosphere 30 to 50 miles above the surface of the earth
thermosphere
layer of atmosphere 50 to 370 miles above the earth
ionosphere
area in the thermosphere were gas molecules are broken into ions by the sun's radiation
humidity
amount of water vapor in the air
exosphere
outer most layer of the atmosphere
magnetosphere
area in exosphere where protons and electrons become trapped by the earth's magnetic field
aurora borealis
northen lights
aurora australis
southern lights
lapse rate
rate at which temperature decreases as you go up in altitude
meterology
study of the atmosphere
temperature
measure of the intensity of heat in the air
air pressure
pressure produced by the weight of air molecules
atmospheric pressure
pressure produced by the weight of air molecules
absolute humidity
actual amount of water in air
relative humidity
ratio of the amount of water in the air to the amount of water the air could hold at a particular temperature
wind
moving air
precipitation
water that escapes from the atmosphere