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Earth's Atmosphere - Chapter 17
air pressure
altitude
aurora
autumnal equinox
the force exerted by the weight of a column of air above a gi…
the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or…
a bright display of ever-changing light caused by solar radia…
occurs on September 22 or 23 in the northern hemisphere and o…
air pressure
the force exerted by the weight of a column of air above a gi…
altitude
the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or…
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Chapter 17 Earth Science Atmosphere
Ozone
Troposphere
Summer Solstice
Winter Solstice
a molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms
the lowermost layer of the atmosphere; it is generally charac…
the solstice that occurs on June 21 or 22 in the Northern Hem…
the solstice that occurs on December 21 or 22 in the Northern…
Ozone
a molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms
Troposphere
the lowermost layer of the atmosphere; it is generally charac…
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chapter 17 earth
what percentage of water vapor is foun…
78% of earth's air is made of
the uneven heating of the earth's surf…
ozone is concentrated in the
0 to 4 percent
nitrogen
latitude, time of day, seasons
stratosphere
what percentage of water vapor is foun…
0 to 4 percent
78% of earth's air is made of
nitrogen
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Earth Science Chapter 17
What is the dew point?
How is relative humidity determined? (…
What instrument is used to determine r…
what instrument is used to measure air…
temperature when the air is saturated with water vapor and co…
(Amount of water vapor in air / total amount of water air cou…
psychrometer
barameter
What is the dew point?
temperature when the air is saturated with water vapor and co…
How is relative humidity determined? (…
(Amount of water vapor in air / total amount of water air cou…
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Earth Science: Chapter 17
continental drift
Pangaea
joined
move around
Wegener's hypothesis that Earth's continents were joined as a…
ancient landmass made up of all the continents that began to…
The matching coastlines of continents on opposite sides of th…
Continental drift was the idea that continents ______ ______…
continental drift
Wegener's hypothesis that Earth's continents were joined as a…
Pangaea
ancient landmass made up of all the continents that began to…
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Earth Science Chapter 17
Ozone
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
a molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms
lowermost layer of the atmosphere; It is generally characteri…
layer above the troposphere, characterized by increasing temp…
layer above the stratosphere and characterized by decreasing…
Ozone
a molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms
Troposphere
lowermost layer of the atmosphere; It is generally characteri…
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Earth Science: Chapter 17
Conduction
Convection
Greenhouse Effect
Heat
Form of heat transfer where heat energy is directly transferr…
Process by which, in a fluid being heated, the warmer part of…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Energy in transit due to a temperature difference between the…
Conduction
Form of heat transfer where heat energy is directly transferr…
Convection
Process by which, in a fluid being heated, the warmer part of…
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Earth Science-Chapter 17
Ozone
Thermosphere
Spring Equinox
Convection
A colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerf…
The region of the atmosphere above the mesosphere and below t…
The earth's north and south poles are not tilted toward or aw…
The movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter…
Ozone
A colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerf…
Thermosphere
The region of the atmosphere above the mesosphere and below t…
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Earth Science Chapter 17
What is the dew point?
What instrument is used to determine r…
what instrument is used to measure air…
What instrument is used to measure tem…
temperature when the air is saturated with water vapor and co…
psychrometer
barameter
thermometer
What is the dew point?
temperature when the air is saturated with water vapor and co…
What instrument is used to determine r…
psychrometer
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Earth Science Chapter 17
What is the dew point?
How is relative humidity determined? (…
What instrument is used to determine r…
what instrument is used to measure air…
temperature when the air is saturated with water vapor and co…
(Amount of water vapor in air / total amount of water air cou…
psychrometer
barameter
What is the dew point?
temperature when the air is saturated with water vapor and co…
How is relative humidity determined? (…
(Amount of water vapor in air / total amount of water air cou…
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Earth Science Chapter 17 2015
Heat energy
Latent heat
Evaporation
Condensation
Measured in calories - one calorie is the heat necessary to r…
Stored or hidden heat... Not derived from temperature change Im…
Liquid is changed to gas... 540 calories per gram of water are…
Water vapor (gas) is changed to a liquid... Heat energy is rele…
Heat energy
Measured in calories - one calorie is the heat necessary to r…
Latent heat
Stored or hidden heat... Not derived from temperature change Im…
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Science 10 Chapter 17 & 18 - Earth Sciences
Crust
Mantle
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
The rigid outer rock layer of Earth's internal structure maki…
Middle, fluid like layer of Earth's internal structure, almos…
Region of Earth's internal structure formed by the crust and…
Fluid like layer of the mantle over which the lithosphere dri…
Crust
The rigid outer rock layer of Earth's internal structure maki…
Mantle
Middle, fluid like layer of Earth's internal structure, almos…
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Earth Science: Chapter 17
continental drift
Pangaea
joined
move around
Wegener's hypothesis that Earth's continents were joined as a…
ancient landmass made up of all the continents that began to…
The matching coastlines of continents on opposite sides of th…
Continental drift was the idea that continents ______ ______…
continental drift
Wegener's hypothesis that Earth's continents were joined as a…
Pangaea
ancient landmass made up of all the continents that began to…
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Earth science Chapter 17
greenhouse effect
isotherm
albedo
ozone
the heating of Earth's surface and atmosphere from solar radi…
a line connecting points of equal temperature
the fraction of total radiation that is reflected back by a s…
a molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms
greenhouse effect
the heating of Earth's surface and atmosphere from solar radi…
isotherm
a line connecting points of equal temperature
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Chapter 17 Earth Science Atmosphere
Ozone
Troposphere
Summer Solstice
Winter Solstice
a molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms
the lowermost layer of the atmosphere; it is generally charac…
the solstice that occurs on June 21 or 22 in the Northern Hem…
the solstice that occurs on December 21 or 22 in the Northern…
Ozone
a molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms
Troposphere
the lowermost layer of the atmosphere; it is generally charac…
27 terms
Earth Science Chapter 17
What is the dew point?
How is relative humidity determined? (…
What instrument is used to determine r…
what instrument is used to measure air…
temperature when the air is saturated with water vapor and co…
(Amount of water vapor in air / total amount of water air cou…
psychrometer
barameter
What is the dew point?
temperature when the air is saturated with water vapor and co…
How is relative humidity determined? (…
(Amount of water vapor in air / total amount of water air cou…
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Chapter 17 Earth In Space
solar system
revolution
rotation
axis
made of the sun, 8 planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids a…
one full orbit of an object around another object
one whole spin of an object on it axis
an imaginary center line on which an object spins
solar system
made of the sun, 8 planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids a…
revolution
one full orbit of an object around another object
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Earth Honors Chapter 17
absolute inability
absolute stability
adiabatic temperature change
advection fog
...
when the environmental lapse rate is less than the wet adiaba…
cooling or warming of air caused when the air is allowed to e…
forms when warm moist air moves across a cold surface.
absolute inability
...
absolute stability
when the environmental lapse rate is less than the wet adiaba…
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Earth Science Chapter 17
ozone
troposphere
stratosphere
mesosphere
A molecule of oxygen containing three atoms.
The lowermost layer of the atmosphere; It is generally charac…
The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the troposphere…
The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the stratospher…
ozone
A molecule of oxygen containing three atoms.
troposphere
The lowermost layer of the atmosphere; It is generally charac…
18 terms
Earth Science Chapter 17: Plate Tectonics
continental drift
Pangea
magnetometer
paleomagnetism
an idea that stated all the continents were once joined to fo…
a super continent made up of all the continents
A device that can detect small changes in magnetic fields
the study of changes in Earth's magnetic field, as shown by p…
continental drift
an idea that stated all the continents were once joined to fo…
Pangea
a super continent made up of all the continents
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Earth Science-Chapter 17
Ozone
Thermosphere
Spring Equinox
Convection
A colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerf…
The region of the atmosphere above the mesosphere and below t…
The earth's north and south poles are not tilted toward or aw…
The movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter…
Ozone
A colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerf…
Thermosphere
The region of the atmosphere above the mesosphere and below t…
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Earth Science: Chapter 17 Vocabulary -
climate
tropics
polar zone
temperate zones
the pattern of weather that occurs in an area over many years
the regions between latitudes 23.5 degrees N and 23.5 degrees…
regions that extend from 66.5 degrees N and 66.d degrees S la…
climate zones with moderate temperatures that are located bet…
climate
the pattern of weather that occurs in an area over many years
tropics
the regions between latitudes 23.5 degrees N and 23.5 degrees…
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Earth Science - Chapter 17
Anticline
Brittle
Compression
Continental crust
upward fold in a rock
easily broken
type of stress that squeezes rocks together
section of the earth's crust that makes up earth's landmasses
Anticline
upward fold in a rock
Brittle
easily broken
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Earth Science: Chapter 17
continental drift
Pangaea
joined
move around
Wegener's hypothesis that Earth's continents were joined as a…
ancient landmass made up of all the continents that began to…
The matching coastlines of continents on opposite sides of th…
Continental drift was the idea that continents ______ ______…
continental drift
Wegener's hypothesis that Earth's continents were joined as a…
Pangaea
ancient landmass made up of all the continents that began to…
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Earth science chapter 17
scientists hypothesize that earth's ea…
What are the 2 main gases in earth's l…
The composition of the earth's atmosph…
How does energy from the sun reaches e…
vocanoes eruptions
nitrogen and oxygen
efficient recycling system
radiation
scientists hypothesize that earth's ea…
vocanoes eruptions
What are the 2 main gases in earth's l…
nitrogen and oxygen
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chapter 17 earth science
continental drift
pangaea
magnetometer
magnetic reversal
Geology. the lateral movement of continents resulting from th…
the hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents we…
an instrument for measuring the intensity of a magnetic field…
A change in the Earth's magnetic field resulting in the magne…
continental drift
Geology. the lateral movement of continents resulting from th…
pangaea
the hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents we…
chapter 17 earth science
continental drift
pangaea
magnetometer
magnetic reversal
Geology. the lateral movement of continents resulting from th…
the hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents we…
an instrument for measuring the intensity of a magnetic field…
A change in the Earth's magnetic field resulting in the magne…
continental drift
Geology. the lateral movement of continents resulting from th…
pangaea
the hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents we…
19 terms
Chapter 17: Earth's Atmosphere
Ozone
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
...
...
...
...
Ozone
...
Troposphere
...
19 terms
Chapter 17.1 - Earth's Interior and Plate Tectonics
Crust
mantle
core
lithosphere
the outermost and thinnest layer of Earth
the layer of rock between the Earth's crust and it's core (te…
the center of a planetary body, such as Earth (temperatures e…
the thin outer shell of Earth, consisting of the crust and th…
Crust
the outermost and thinnest layer of Earth
mantle
the layer of rock between the Earth's crust and it's core (te…
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Earth Science Chapter 17
Climate
Tropics
Polar Zone
Temperate zone
pattern of weather that occurs in an area over many years
climate zone that receives the most solar radiation
climate zones that receive solar radiation at a low angle, ex…
climate zones with moderate temperatures that are located bet…
Climate
pattern of weather that occurs in an area over many years
Tropics
climate zone that receives the most solar radiation
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BJU Earth Science Chapter 17
Percentage of the earth's freshwater t…
Porous rock
Clay
Hard water
30%
rock that contains many cracks and open spaces between their…
a natural material that water can not pass through easily
water that contains dissolved minerals including calcium and…
Percentage of the earth's freshwater t…
30%
Porous rock
rock that contains many cracks and open spaces between their…
19 terms
Earth Science Chapter 17
ozone
troposphere
stratosphere
mesosphere
A molecule of oxygen containing three atoms.
The lowermost layer of the atmosphere; It is generally charac…
The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the troposphere…
The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the stratospher…
ozone
A molecule of oxygen containing three atoms.
troposphere
The lowermost layer of the atmosphere; It is generally charac…
21 terms
Earth Science Chapter 17
Conduction
convection
Electromagnetic waves
Radiation
the transfer of heat through matter by molecular activity
the transfer of heat by mass movement or circulation within a…
he sun emits light and heat as well as ultraviolet rays. Part…
is the transfer of heat through space by electromagnetic wave…
Conduction
the transfer of heat through matter by molecular activity
convection
the transfer of heat by mass movement or circulation within a…
28 terms
Earth Science Chapter 17
tsunami
San Andreas
P waves
Mt. St. Helens
ocean wave caused by an earthquake
most famous fault in the state of California
fastest earthquake waves; first to reach seismic stations
famous volcano in the state of Washington
tsunami
ocean wave caused by an earthquake
San Andreas
most famous fault in the state of California
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THE ATMOSPHERE CHAPTER 17 EARTH SCIENCE
ATMOSPHERE
TROPOSPHERE
AIR PRESSURE
CONDENSATION
A BLANKET OF AIR SURROUNDING THE EARTH
THE LAYER OF THE ATMOSPHERE CLOSEST TO THE EARTH'S SURFACE
THE WEIGHT OF THE AIR PRESSING DOWN ON AN AREA OF EARTH
TRANSFORMATION OF WATER FROM VAPOR INTO LIQUID
ATMOSPHERE
A BLANKET OF AIR SURROUNDING THE EARTH
TROPOSPHERE
THE LAYER OF THE ATMOSPHERE CLOSEST TO THE EARTH'S SURFACE
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Earth Science Chapter 17
climate
tropics
polar zone
temperate zone
average weather pattern in an area over a long period of time…
climate zone that receives the most solar radiation, is locat…
climate zones that receive solar radiation at a low angle, ex…
climate zones with moderate temperatures that are located bet…
climate
average weather pattern in an area over a long period of time…
tropics
climate zone that receives the most solar radiation, is locat…
57 terms
Earth Honors Chapter 17
absolute instability
absolute stability
adiabatic temperature change
advection fog
when the elr is more than the war
when the environmental lapse rate is less than the wet adiaba…
cooling or warming of air caused when the air is allowed to e…
forms when warm moist air moves across a cold surface.
absolute instability
when the elr is more than the war
absolute stability
when the environmental lapse rate is less than the wet adiaba…
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Earth Science Chapter 17 (cont.)
What does it mean to say that air is s…
In which level of the atmosphere is th…
How does the ozone layer influence the…
What are condensation nuclei?
Air is NOT rising
Thermosphere
Ozone absorbs ultraviolet light and changes it to heat
Particles that water droplets condense on
What does it mean to say that air is s…
Air is NOT rising
In which level of the atmosphere is th…
Thermosphere
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BJU Earth Science Chapter 17: The Groundwater System
Percentage of the earth's freshwater t…
Porous rock is...
Clay is...
Hard water....
30%
rock that contains many open spaces between their particles.
a natural material that water does not pass through well.
water that contains dissolved minerals including calcium and…
Percentage of the earth's freshwater t…
30%
Porous rock is...
rock that contains many open spaces between their particles.
19 terms
Earth Science-Chapter 17
Ozone
Thermosphere
Spring Equinox
Convection
A colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerf…
The region of the atmosphere above the mesosphere and below t…
The earth's north and south poles are not tilted toward or aw…
The movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter…
Ozone
A colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerf…
Thermosphere
The region of the atmosphere above the mesosphere and below t…
18 terms
Earth Science Chapter 17
Continental Drift
Pangea
Magnetometer
Paleomagnetism
the movement of the Earth's continents relative to each other
Greek word for "all the earth" all of earths continents conne…
a device that can detect small changes in magnetic fields
the study of magnetic record
Continental Drift
the movement of the Earth's continents relative to each other
Pangea
Greek word for "all the earth" all of earths continents conne…
19 terms
Earth Science: Chapter 17
Conduction
Convection
Greenhouse Effect
Heat
Form of heat transfer where heat energy is directly transferr…
Process by which, in a fluid being heated, the warmer part of…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Energy in transit due to a temperature difference between the…
Conduction
Form of heat transfer where heat energy is directly transferr…
Convection
Process by which, in a fluid being heated, the warmer part of…
15 terms
Earth Science Vocab Chapter 17
Rift Valley
Seafloor Spreading
Isochron
Continental Drift
long narrow depression
Theory that explains how new oceanic crust is formed at ocean…
Line that connects points of same age
Continents moving apart
Rift Valley
long narrow depression
Seafloor Spreading
Theory that explains how new oceanic crust is formed at ocean…
Chapter 17 Earth Science
Ozone
Troposphere
Summer Solstice
Winter Solstice
a molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms
the lowermost layer of the atmosphere; it is generally charac…
the solstice that occurs on June 21 or 22 in the Northern Hem…
the solstice that occurs on December 21 or 22 in the Northern…
Ozone
a molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms
Troposphere
the lowermost layer of the atmosphere; it is generally charac…
15 terms
Chapter 17 Earth's Cycles
equator
axis
rotation
revolution
the imaginary line that divides the north and south halves of…
an imaginary line that goes through Earth's center
the spinning of Earth around its axis, takes Earth 23 hours a…
the movement of one object around another
equator
the imaginary line that divides the north and south halves of…
axis
an imaginary line that goes through Earth's center
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Chapter 17:Earth and Beyond
Axis
Equinox
Light year
Comet
the line about which a rotating body, suchas the earth, turns.
the time when the sun crosses the plane ofthe earth's equator…
Astronomy. the distance traversed by light inone mean solar y…
a celestial body moving about the sun,usually in a highly ecc…
Axis
the line about which a rotating body, suchas the earth, turns.
Equinox
the time when the sun crosses the plane ofthe earth's equator…
19 terms
Chapter 17 Earth science
Conduction
Convection
Greenhouse Effect
Heat
Form of heat transfer where heat energy is directly transferr…
Process by which, in a fluid being heated, the warmer part of…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Energy in transit due to a temperature difference between the…
Conduction
Form of heat transfer where heat energy is directly transferr…
Convection
Process by which, in a fluid being heated, the warmer part of…
19 terms
Chapter 17- Earth science
Conduction
Convection
Greenhouse effect
Heat
the transfer of heat through matter by molecular activity; En…
the transfer of heat by the movement of a mass or substance;…
the heating of Earth's surface and atmosphere from solar radi…
thermal energy transferred from one object to another
Conduction
the transfer of heat through matter by molecular activity; En…
Convection
the transfer of heat by the movement of a mass or substance;…
24 terms
Glencoe Earth Science, Chapter 17
continental drift
Pangaea
magnetometer
paleomagnetism
Wegener's hypothesis that Earth's continents were joined as a…
ancient landmass made up of all the continents that began to…
Device used to map the ocean floor that detects small changes…
Study of the Earth's magnetic record using data gathered from…
continental drift
Wegener's hypothesis that Earth's continents were joined as a…
Pangaea
ancient landmass made up of all the continents that began to…
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