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					        Meteorology

The lowest     troposphere
layer of the
Earth’s
atmosphere,
where the
weather
occurs
         Meteorology
The second        stratosphere
lowest layer of
the
atmosphere;
the ozone layer
is located in
the same layer.
      Meteorology

the        thermosphere
outermost
layer of
Earth’s
atmosphere
         Meteorology
 The middle    mesosphere
layer of the
Earth’s
atmosphere,
the layer in
which most
meteoroids
burns up.
          Meteorology
 The lower part    ionosphere
of the
thermosphere
where
electrically
charged
particles called
ions are found.
       Meteorology

The outer      exosphere
layer of the
atmosphere,
extending
outward into
space
           Meteorology
a colorful, glowing   aurora
display in the sky
caused when           borealis
particles from the
sun strike oxygen
and nitrogen atoms
in the ionosphere,
also called the
Northern Lights.
       Meteorology

 an           thermometer
instrument
used to
measure
temperature
          Meteorology
 the transfer of   conduction
heat from one
substance to
another by
direct contact
of particles of
matter
        Meteorology

The average     temperature
amount of
energy of
motion in the
molecules of
a substance
      Meteorology
the transfer
             convection
of heat by
movements
of a fluid
      Meteorology

 the energy
transferred   heat
from a
hotter
object to a
cooler one
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The horizontal
movement of
air from an
                 wind
area of high
pressure to an
area of low
pressure
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 Sea and land    monsoon
breezes over
a large region
that change
directions
with the
seasons.
     Meteorology

  an       anemometer
instrument
used to
measure
wind speed
       Meteorology

  Winds that global winds
blow steadily
from specific
directions
over long
distances.
       Meteorology

  the          wind-chill
increased      factor
cooling that
a wind can
cause
      Meteorology

winds that   local wind
blow over
short
distances
      Meteorology

 a cool      sea breeze
wind that
blows from
an ocean
or lake
onto land
       Meteorology

the flow of   land
cool air       breeze
from land
to a body
of water
        Meteorology
bands of        jet streams
high-speed
winds about
10 kilometers
above Earth’s
surface
      Meteorology

  a           humidity
measure of
the amount
water
vapor in
the air
        Meteorology

  the process   condensation
by which a
gas, such as
water vapor,
changes to a
liquid, such
as water
      Meteorology

  the         dew
temperatur
e at which    point
condensati
on begins
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the percentage
of water vapor     relative
in the air
compared to
                    humidity
the maximum
amount the air
can hold at that
temperature
           Meteorology
 clouds that
form less than      cumulus
two kilometers
above the
ground and
look like fluffy,
rounded piles
of cotton.
     Meteorology

clouds      stratus
that form    clouds
in flat
layers
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wispy, feathery
clouds made       cirrus
mostly of ice
crystals that     clouds
form at high
levels, above
about 6
kilometers

				
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