WEATHER CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Created
Nov 7, 2016
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This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

Conditions of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place. Weather
Average, year-after-year weather patterns in a given area. Climate
Very dry regions with extreme temperatures. Deserts
Large fire that spreads quickly over a natural area. Wildfire
Long period of scarce rainfall. Drought
Most abundant gas in the atmosphere. Nitrogen
The envelope of gases that surrounds the planet. Atmosphere
Layer of the atmosphere in which Earth's weather occurs. Troposphere
Outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere. Thermosphere
Overflowing of water in a normally dry area. Flood
Period of glacial advance. Ice age
Dark, cooler regions on the surface of the sun. Sunspots
Solid particles or liquid droplets in the atmosphere. Aerosol
Effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and currents. Coriolis Effect
Portion of Earth that consists of water Cryosphere
Densests parts of Earth that include the crust, mantle, and core. Geosphere
The trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere. Greenhouse Effect
The second most abundent gas in the atmosphere. Oxygen
Absorbs some of the harmful radiation from the sun. Ozone
It is the second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone layer. Stratosphere
Are calm areas where warm air rises. They occur at the equator where the sun heats the surface strongly. Doldrums
Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons. Monsoons
Water that falls to Earth as rain, snow, hail, or sleet. Precipitation
A device that measures temperature Thermometer
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid. Convection

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CLIMATE CHANGE Crossword

Created
Mar 12, 2016
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The average weather for a region over a long time period climate
Water _____ vapor
A change in the quality of the environment that can adversely affect the heaalth of humans or other living organisms pollution
The ___ Layer has holes in it due to global warming ozone
___ ___ is another name for global warming climatechange
_____ energy: direct radiant energy from the sun solar
_____ dioxide is what we exhale carbon
Process that occurs in living green plants where carbon dioxide is converted to oxygen photosynthesis
The mixture of gases surrounding the earth atmosphere
_____ warming global
_____ fuels fossil
Planet _____ is heating up because of global warming earth
You can _____ a plastic bottle recycle
_____ gases can cause global warming greenhouse

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Layers of the Atmosphere Crossword

Created
Feb 26, 2016
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The region surrounding the Earth or another astronomical body. Magnetosphere
Part of the upper atmosphere where temperatures increase continuously. Thermosphere
above the Stratosphere and below the Thermosphere between 30 and 50 miles in altitude. Mesosphere
Above the troposphere, extending to about 32 miles above the earth's surface. Stratosphere
The lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the earth's surface to a height of about 3.7-6.2 miles, which is the lower boundary of the stratosphere. Troposphere
The outermost region of a planet's atmosphere. Exosphere
It has a high concentration of ions and free electrons and is able to reflect radio waves. It lies above the mesosphere and extends from about 50-600 miles above the earth's surface. Ionosphere
Technical term for ozone layer. Ozonosphere
Colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerful oxidizing properties, formed from oxygen by electrical discharges or ultraviolet light. It differs from normal oxygen in having three atoms in its molecule. Ozone
Short for chlorofluorocarbon. CFC
Electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength between that of visible light and that of X-rays. Ultra violet radiation
Elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface. Altitude
Earth's air, which is made up of a thin layer of gases, solids, and liquids; forms a protective layer around the planet and is divided into five distinct layers. Atmosphere
The force exerted on a surface. Pressure
Energy transferred by waves or rays. Radiation

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Atmosphere & Weather Crossword

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Mar 2, 2016
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The envelope of gases that surrounds the planet. Atmosphere
Middle layer of the atmosphere. Begins 50km above Earth's surface and ends 80km above the surface. Mesosphere
Second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone level. Extends from the Troposphere to 50km above earth's surface Stratosphere
lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere; which humans live; where weather occurs Troposphere
an instrument that is used to measure air pressure Barometer
measures wind speed Anemometer
an instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer Psychrometer
A scientist who studies the causes of weather and tries to predict it Meteorologist
Process by which gases hold heat in the air. Greenhouse Effect
a huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure throughout Air Mass
horizontal moment of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure Wind
Winds that blow regularly between 30-60 degrees north and south of the equator.These winds play an important part in the weather in the United States. Prevailing Westerlies
winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances Global Winds
Towering clouds with flat tops that often produce thunderstorms. Cumulonimbus clouds
Rain that contains more acid than normal. Acid Rain
A layer found in the Stratosphere that protects the Earth's living things from dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the Sun. Ozone layer
Amount of mass in a given volume of air Density
percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount of water vapor that air can contain at a particular temperature. Relative Humidity
prevailing winds that blow from east to west between 60 degrees and 90 degrees latitude in both hemispheres Polar Easterlies
Land Breeze movement of air from land to sea at night, created when cooler, denser air from the land forces up warmer air over the sea Land Breeze
movement of air from sea to land during the day when cooler air from above the water moves over the land, forcing the heated, less dense air above the land to rise Sea Breeze
Winds that blow over short distances caused by unequal heating of Earth's surface within a small area local winds
winds that blow east to west between the equator and 30 degrees latitude (used by European traders seeking trade with the American colonies trade winds

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The Solar System (Chapter 15) Crossword

Created
Apr 25, 2016
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term describing a model of the universe in which Earth is at the center of the revolving planets and stars geocentric
term describing a model of the solar system in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun heleocentric
an oval shape, which may be elongated or nearly circular; the shape of the planets' orbits ellipse
the system consisting of the sun and the planets and other objects that revolve around it solar system
a unit of distance equal to the average distance between Earth and the Sun astronomical unit
an object that orbits a star, is large enough to have become rounded by its own gravity, and has cleared the area of its orbit planet
an object that orbits the sun and is spherical, but has not cleared the area of its orbit dwarf planet
one of the small asteroid-like bodies that formed the building blocks of the planets planetesimal
the name given to the four inner planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars terrestrial planets
the trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere greenhouse effect
the name often given to the outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune gas giant
a thin disk of small ice and rock particles surrounding a planet ring
the region of the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, where many asteroids are found asteroid belt
a region where many small objects orbit the sun and taht stretches from beyond teh orbit of Neptune to about 100 times Earth's distance from the Sun Kuiper Belt
a spherical region of comets that surrounds the solar system Oort Cloud
a loose collection of ice and dust that orbits the sun, typically in a long, narrow orbit comet
the fuzzy outer layer of a comet coma
the central core of an atom which conatins protons and nuetrons OR/ALSO the solid core of a comet nucleus
one of the rocky objects revolving around the sun that are too small and numerous to be considered planets asteroid
a chuck of rock or dust in space, generally smaller than an asteroid meteoroid
a streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth's atmopshere meteor
a meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits Earth's surface meteorite
the outer layer of the sun's atmosphere corona
an eruption of gas from the sun's surface that occurs when the loops in sunspot regions suddenly connect solar flare
a stream of electrically charged particles that emanate from the sun's corona solar wind
a dark area of gas on the sun's surface that is cooler than surrounding gases sunspot
a huge reddish loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions prominence

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Weather and Climate Crossword

Created
Sep 2, 2016
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the outer layer of the thermosphere, the atmospheric layer closest to space exosphere
a form of oxygen, has three oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of the usual two ozone
the most abundant element in out planet's atmosphere nitrogen
elevation above sea level altitude
approximately 21% of the atmosphere is compromised of this oxygen
the lower part of the thermosphere ionosphere
all other gases in the atmosphere that are present in small amounts trace gases
second most abundant substance in the solid portions of lifeforms carbon dioxide
the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves through space radiation
the outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere thermosphere
the layer of Earth's atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere mesosphere
the lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere where all weather occurs troposphere
the second lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere; where ozone is contained stratosphere
the layer of gases that surrounds Earth atmosphere

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Ch. 17 The Atmosphere Crossword

Created
Mar 9, 2016
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Layer that contains ozone Stratosphere
Layer with high temperatures due to absorption of the Sun's rays. Thermosphere
Coldest layer of the atmosphere; located above the stratosphere Mesosphere
Layer of electrically charged particles found within the thermosphere Ionosphere
Layer closest to the Earth's surface; contains 90% of the atmosphere's total mass; all weather occurs in this layer Troposphere
Earth receives energy from the sun in the form of _________. Radiation
Important gas in the atmosphere that absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Ozone
Outermost layer of the atmosphere that contains almost no air molecules. Exosphere
The transfer of heat from one thing to another through direct physical contact. Conduction
The transfer of heat by circulation or movement. Convection
The rise in average global temperatures over time. Global Warming
The __________ effect is the process by which gases in the atmosphere trap heat. Greenhouse

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Astronomy Crossword Puzzle

Created
Oct 20, 2016
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A large cloud of gas and dust, spread out in an immense volume. nebula
A contracting cloud of gas and dust with enough mass to form a star. protostar
An object whose gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light can escape. blackhole
The brilliant explosion of a dying supegiant star. supernova
An imaginary pattern of stars in the sky. constellation
The blue-white hot core of a star that is left behind after its outer layers have expanded and drifted out into space. whitedwarf
The tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion. inertia
The force that pulls objects towards each other. gravity
A huge, reddish loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions. prominences
A dark area of gas on the sun's surface tht is cooler that surrounding gases. sunspots
Rocky objects revoloving around the sun that are too small and numerous to be considered a planet. asteroids
A loose collection of ice, dust, and small rocky particles, typically with a long, narrow orbit. comet
The solid inner core of a comet. nucleus
The fuzzy outer layer of a comet. coma
The small, dense remains of a high-mass star after a supernova. neutronstar
The study of moons, stars, and other objects in space. astronomy
The apparent change in position of an object when seen from different places. parallax
All of space and everything in it. universe
A huge group of a single stars, star systems, star clusters, dusts, and gas bound together by gravity. galaxy
One of the small asteroid-like bodies that formed the building blocks of the planets. planetesimals
The movement of an object around another object. revolution
The spinning motion of a planet on its axis. rotation
A small, old, relatively coolo star. reddwarf
An artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication. satellite
A stream of electronically charged particles that emanate from the sun's corona. solarwind

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Layers of the Atmosphere Crossword

Created
Feb 24, 2016
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the layer above the earth and is made of many gases,including oxygen and nitrogen Atmosphere
this is the layer closest to the ground where we live and this is where weather takes place Troposphere
this layer contains ozone,which is a special layer of oxygen molecules and absorb harmful rays of sun Stratosphere
there is no ozone in this layer and its very cold Mesosphere
A region of the earth's atmosphere where ionization caused by incoming solar radiation affects the transmission of radio waves. It extends from a height of 70 kilometers (43 miles) to 400 kilometers (250 miles) above the surface Ionosphere
its made of light gases and the molecules are spaced farther and farther apart until they don't exist Exosphere
is a measure of the force applied over a unit area Pressure
elevation above sea level or above earth's surface Altitude
colorless gas (O3) soluble in alkalis and cold water; a strong oxidizing agent; can be produced by electric discharge in oxygen or by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere Ozone
the region of the stratosphere with the highest concentration of ozone molecules, which by absorbing high-energy solar ultraviolet radiation protects organisms on earth Ozone layer
Electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength between that of visible light and that of X-rays Ultraviolet Radiation
a gas that was once commonly used in various products (such as aerosols) but that is believed to cause damage to the ozone layer in the Earth's atmosphere chlorofluorocarbon
the process in which energy is emitted as particles or waves Radiation
is the movement of something such as heat or electricity through a medium or passage Conduction

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climate/ weather Crossword

Created
Apr 19, 2017
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Mass per unit volume of air; about 1.275 km per cubic meter at 0ºC and 1000 millibars. Air density
A large expanse of air having similar temperature and humidity at any given height. Air mass
A severe weather condition characterized by low temperatures and strong winds (greater than 32 mi/hr) bearing a great amount of snow. When these conditions continue after the falling snow has ended, it is termed a ground blizzard. Blizzard
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume occupied by it. density
Water that has condensed onto objects near the ground when their temperatures have fallen below the dew point of the surface air Dew
The process by which a liquid changes into a gas Evaporation
Ice crystals that form on surfaces instead of dew when the dew point is below freezing. White frost
The cumulative force exerted on any surface by the molecules composing air. Air pressure
A very cold and dry air mass that forms primarily in winter and the northern interior of North America. Arctic air
The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a long period of time. A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region Climate
Distant lightning that illuminates the sky but is too far away for its thunder to be heard Heat lightning
Any sudden and heavy rain shower. Cloudburst
A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause serious effects on agriculture and other activities in the affected area. Drought
A form of energy transferred between systems by virtue of their temperature differences. Heat
A severe tropical cyclone having winds in excess of 64 knots (74 mi/hr). Hurricane
An increase in air temperature with height Inversion
A visible electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms. Lightning
The climate structure of the air space near the surface of the earth. Microclimate
A breeze that blows from the land out over the water. Opposite of an onshore breeze. Offshore breeze
A breeze that blows from the water onto the land. Opposite of an offshore breeze. Onshore breeze
A layer of soil beneath the earth's surface that remains frozen throughout the year. Permafrost
A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar air mass
Climates in which the mean temperature of the warmest month is below 10ºC; climates that are too cold to support the growth of trees. Polar climates
Any form of water particles-liquid or solid-that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground. Precipitation
The wind direction most frequently observed during a given period. Prevailing wind
Energy propagated in the form of electromagnetic waves. These waves do not need molecules to propagate them, and in a vacuum they travel at nearly 300,000 km per sec. radiation
Precipitation in the form of liquid water drops that have diameters greater than that of drizzle. rain
The atmospheric pressure at mean sea level. Sea level pressure
A coastal local wind that blows from the ocean onto the land. The leading edge of the breeze is termed a sea breeze front. Sea breeze
A fairly bright lightning flash from distant thunderstorms that illuminates a portion of the cloud. Sheet lightning
A type of precipitation consisting of transparent pellets of ice 5 mm or less in diameter. Same as ice pellets. Sleet
a mixture of smoke and fog smog
Solid precipitation in the form of minute ice flakes that occur below 0ºC Snow
An aggregate of ice crystals that falls from a cloud Snowflake
An intense, rotating column of air that protrudes from a cumulonimbus cloud in the shape of a funnel or a rope and touches the ground. Tornado
The winds that occupy most of the tropics and blow from the subtropical highs to the equatorial low. Trade winds
Organized thunderstorms with a cyclonic wind circulation between 35 and 64 knots. Tropical storm
The state of the atmosphere in terms of such variables as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation, and radiation. Weather
The rising of water (usually cold) toward the surface from the deeper regions of a body of water. Upwelling
A hurricane that forms in the western Pacific Ocean Typhoon

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Layers of the Atmosphere Crossword Puzzle

Created
Apr 14, 2017
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the transfer of energy that occurs when molecules bump into each other conduction
Earth's air,which is made up of a thin layer of gases ,solids,and liquids forms a protective layer around the planet and is divided into five distinct layers atmosphere
narrow belt of strong winds that blows near the top of the troposphere jet stream
a type of energy that comes to Earth from the Sun,can damage skin and cause cancer,and is mostly absorbed by the ozone layer Ultraviolet radiation
all the water on Earth's surface hydrosphere
group of chemical compounds used in air conditioners,refrigerators,foam packaging,an aerosol sprays that may enter the atmosphere and destroy the ozone layer chlorofluorocarbons(CFC's)
the movement of air from land to sea at night,created when cooler,denser air from the land forces up warmer air over the sea land breeze
layer of the stratosphere with a high concentration of ozone ; absorbs most of the Sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation ozone layer
layer of the Earth's atmosphere that is closest to the ground,contains 99% of the water vapor and 75% of the atmospheric gases and is where clouds and weather occur troposphere
the movement of air from sea to land during the day when cooler air from above the land to rise sea breeze
layer of electrically charged particles in the thermosphere that absorbs AM radio waves during the day and reflects back at night ionosphere

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