Atmosphere ch 1

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Atmosphere ch 1
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  1. The outer layer of gases of a large body in space
    Atmosphere
  2. A series of events or actions that repeats themselves regularly
    Cycle
  3. The distance above sea level
    Altitude
  4. A measure of the amount of matter packed into a unit volume
    Density
  5. Energy that travels across distances as certain types of waves
    Radiation
  6. The transfer of heat energy from one substance to another through direct contact
    Conduction
  7. The transfer of energy from place to place by the motion of heated gas or liquid
    Convection
  8. radiation of higher frequencies than visible light which can cause sunburn
    Ultraviolet radiation
  9. Radiation of lower frequencies than visible light
    Infrared radiation
  10. A gas that consists of three oxygen atoms
    Ozone
  11. the process by which certain gases in a planet's atmosphere absorb and emit infrared radiation, resulting in an increase in surface tempeture
    Greenhouse Effect
  12. Gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, that absorb and give off infrared radiation as part of the greenhouse effect
    Greenhouse gas
  13. Harmful materials added to the air that can cause damage to living things and the environment
    Air pollution
  14. Tiny particles or droplets, such as dust, dirt, and pollen that are mixed in with air
    Particulates
  15. Fuels formed from the remains of prehistoric organisms that are burned for energy
    Fossil fuels
  16. The combination of smoke and fog, a type of air pollution that occurs when sunlight causes unburnt fuels, fumes, and other gases to react chemically, often seen as a brownish haze
    Smog

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