Geosystem

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Geosystem
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2010-10-26 22:00:20
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Geosystem Class Meteorology
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  1. Radiation
    Transfer of energy through space by electromagnetic waves
  2. Conduction
    the transfer of heat between two parts of a stationarysystem, caused by a temperature difference betweenthe parts.
  3. Convection
    the transfer of heat by the circulation or movementof the heated parts of a liquid or gas
  4. Temperature
    measure of average kinetic energy of the atom or molecule
  5. Heat
    The total kinetic energy of all the particles of a substance
  6. What are the names of the four major layers of the atmosphere?
    1. Troposphere , 2. Stratosphere 3. Mesosphere 4. Thermosphere
  7. What causes aurora ? and on what layer of the atmosphere do they occur?
    Auroras are caused by the bombardment of solar electrons on oxygen and nitrogen atoms, They are on the Thermosphere
  8. Isolation
    Incoming solar radiation

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