The Atmosphere: Section 2

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The Atmosphere: Section 2
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Section 2 describing energy transfer in the atmosphere
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  1. Some energy from the Sun is reflected back into _____, some is absorbed by the _____, and some is absorbed by _____ and water on Earth's surface.
    space, atmosphere, land
  2. _____ is energy that flows from an object with a higher temperature to one with a lower temperature.
    Heat
  3. _____ is energy transferred in rays or waves.
    Radiation
  4. _____ is the transfer of energy when molecules bump into each other through contact.
    Conduction
  5. _____ is the transfer of heat by the flow of a material.
    Convection
  6. Examples of Convection:

    Air molecules move closer together, making the air more dense, and air _____ rises.
    pressure
  7. Examples of Convection:

    Cold air ____, pushing up warm air, which then cools and sinks, pushing up more warm air.
    sinks
  8. The _____ cycle ---  water moves back and forth between Earth's atmosphere and surface.
    water
  9. Examples of the Water Cycle:

    Energy from the Sun causes water to _____ from the hydrosphere, and rise as vapor.
    evaporate
  10. Examples of the Water Cycle:

    Water vapor in the atmosphere can cool and return to liquid form through _____.
    condensation
  11. When water vapor condenses, clouds of tiny water _____ may form.
    droplets
  12. Water droplets collide to form larger _____ that turn to precipitation.
    drops
  13. As water drops grow, they fall back to Earth as _____ of different forms, such as ____, ____, ____ and ____.
    precipitation, rain, snow, sleet, hail
  14. Earth's atmosphere is unique -- it holds just the right amount of the Sun's _____ to support life.
    heat

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