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Barometer
An instrument that measures atmoshereic pressure
Temperature
The average kinetic energy of the particles (molecules or atoms)
Atmosphereic pressure
the force of the atmosphere per unit of surface areaover which it is exerted
Thermometer
an instrume used to measure the temperature of substances
Conduction
the transfer of thermal energy through collisions between particles in materials
Convection
The transfer of thermal energy through energy by the movement or flow of heated material from one location to another
Radiation
the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves
Meteorology
the scientific study of the atmoshere
Troposphere
The layer of atmosphere that is closest to the earths surface. Most of the earths weather takes place here
Stratosphere
The layer of atmosphere that is located above the troposphere. It contains the ozone layer
Kinetic energy
energy due to motion
conductometer
A device that has 5 prongs made of various metals, used to help visualize differences in thermal conductivity
absorption
A process where one thing is taken by another. The process results in an increase of temperature
mass
the amount of matter in an object
volume
The amount of space that an object takes up
density
the amount of mass per unit of volume for a substance
atmosphere
the envelope of gasses that surrounds the earth or planets