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Overall weather in an area over a long period of time climate
the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc. weather
The lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere where our weather occurs, gets colder as you get higher Troposphere
The second-lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere, contains ozone and the temperature gets warmer as you get higher Stratosphere
3rd layer of the atmosphere and the coldest layer because the molecules are spread far apart. Mesosphere
The uppermost layer of the atmosphere, in which temperature increases as altitude increases because of the closeness to the sun Thermosphere
The outer layer of the thermosphere, extending outward into space. Exosphere
Gasses such as carbon dioxide, methane and water vapor that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere and affect Earth's climate. Greenhouse gasses
The second most abundant gas in the atmosphere at 21% Oxygen
only a trace amount in our atmosphere water vapor
natural greenhouse gas that is being enhanced in our atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels Carbon Dioxide
natural greenhouse gas that is being enhanced in our atmosphere by decomposition and farm animals Methane
Greenhouse gasses that are not naturally in the atmosphere and are enhancing the greenhouse effect flourinated
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle Geosphere
All the water at and near the surface of the earth, 97% of which is in oceans and covers 70% of the surface of the Earth Hydrosphere
derived from human activities Anthropogenic
Frozen water on earth including glaciers and ice caps Cryosphere
Consists of all life on Earth and all parts of the Earth in which life exists, including land, water, and the atmosphere. Biosphere
warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere greenhouse effect
a drill core of ice that can help tell the climates of the past Ice core
A liquid's resistance to flowing from a volcano Viscosity
High viscosity of magma Explosive eruption
Low viscosity of magma Quiet eruption
a dense, destructive mass of very hot ash, lava fragments, and gases ejected explosively from a volcano and typically flowing downslope at great speed. Pyroclastic flow
increase in the concentration of acid due to the extra CO2 in the oceans Acidification
Add to the sea level rise because it is adding more volume to the ocean, it will also add more fresh water trowing off the balance in salinity and ocean currents. Land Ice
ice formed by the freezing of the surface of the sea and because water expands when it freezes it does not add to sea level rise when it melts. Sea Ice
Causes a system to change further in the same direction, making the environment more negative in the end. Positive feedback loop
Causes a system to change in the opposite direction from which it is moving, making the environment more positive in the end negative feedback loop
The shifts of the climate in different areas on Earth due to climate change. Biome shifts
Most abundant gas in the atmosphere at 78% Nitrogen
A thin layer of gases surrounding Earth atmosphere

WEATHER CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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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

Climate Change Crossword

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A specific event or condition that happens over a period of hours or days weather
Refers to the average weather conditions over many years in a certain place climate
The warmer periods between ice-ages Interglacial
A cycle that causes the Earth's orbit to get closer and further away from the sun Milankovitch
The process plants use to make food where they take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and give out oxygen Photosynthesis
The most common greenhouse gas carbondioxide
A type of fuel that was made under the ground millions of years ago fossilfuels
The greenhouse gas that comes from rotting rice and cows stomachs Methane
When the carbon dioxide increases, the ________________ increases temperature
The adjustment or preparation of natural or human systems to a new or changing environment Adaptation
The process of cutting down the forests Deforestation
The release of a substance/gas into the atmosphere Emissions
Continually frozen ground that occurs when the temperature remains below 0 degrees for several years Permafrost
Collecting and reprocessing a resource so it can be used again Recycling

Weather and Climate Crossword

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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

CLIMATE CHANGE Crossword

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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

Layers of the Atmosphere Crossword

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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

The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change Crossword

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A greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide
A greenhouse gas Water Vapor
A greenhouse gas Methane
A greenhouse gas Nitrogen
Atmospheric gas Oxygen
The daily atmospheric conditions Weather
Weather conditions in one place over a period of time Climate
A significant difference in climate over time climatechange
The process that traps heat greenhouse effect
Earth's reflective surface Albedo
The sun's energy Radiation
A collection of elements Molecule

LAYERS OF THE ATMOSPHERE Crossword

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This layer is where all weather happens Troposphere
The envelope of gasses that surround the earth Atmosphere
The layer above the troposphere(50 km above the earth's surface) Stratosphere
This layer protects us from meteors & is also the coldest Mesosphere
This is where radio waves bounce back to earth's surface Ionosphere
This layer is located on the upper part of the thermosphere (satellites orbit here) Exosphere
When force is applied to an object Pressure
The point/height of an object in relation to sea level and ground level Altitude
A colorless unstable gas with an odor(made up of 3 oxygen atoms Ozone
Protects the surface from sun's UV rays Ozone Layer
Sunburn is caused by this Ultraviolet Radiation
Saturated compounds of carbon used as refrigerants Chlorofluorocarbon
the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles Radiation
the process by which sound waves travel through a medium Conduction

Weather Crossword

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A rainstorm that includes lightning or thunder thunderstorm
An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure barometer
The height above Earth's surface altitude
A large region of air that has a similar temperature and humidity air mass
When wind reaches more than 199 kilometers per hour hurricane
The force put on a given area by the weight of it air pressure
The layer of gasses closest to Earth troposphere
A meeting place between air masses front
The transfer of heat through the movement of a gas or liquid convection
blows steadily in predictable directions and over long distances global wind
The air that surrounds Earth atmosphere
A rotating funnel-shaped cloud that contains winds that blow up to 480 kilometers per hour tornado
a seasonal wind that brings heavy rain monsoon
The average weather conditions of a place or region climate
An ongoing movement of ocean water current

Climate and the Greenhouse Effect Crossword

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The g___________ e_______ keeps the earth at a livable temperature GREENHOUSEEFFECT
Heat radiated from the Earth is trapped by greenhouse g______. GASES
This is a Greenhouse gas, C________ D________ CARBONDIOXIDE
Another greenhouse gas, W_______ water
This greenhouse gas comes from farting cows, M_________ methane
Earth is "just right" according to the G_______________ principle. goldilocks
Venus is too ________ to have life HOT
Mars is too far away from the sun and is too ______ for life. cold
Humans are responsible for c__________ c__________. climatechange
Greenhouse gases are found in the Earth's A______________. Atmosphere
Burning f________ f_____ releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere fossilfuels
More greenhouse gases in the atmosphere means the Earth is w_________ up warming

Victoria's atmosphere Crossword Puzzle

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The other layer of the atmosphere, and is the outer portion exosphere
the thermosphere is divided into two layers, the lower of the layers is called ionosphere
the outermost layer of the Earth's atmosphere thermosphere
the middle layer of the atmosphere mesosphere
the second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone layer stratosphere
the layer of the atmosphere in which Earth's weather occurs troposphere
the envelope of gasses that surrounds our planet atmosphere
a form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of the usual ozone
the condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place weather
water in the form of gas water vapor
the amount of mass in a given volume of air density
the force pushing on an area of surface pressure
the distance above sea level, the average level of the surface of the oceans altitude
result of the weight of a column of air pushing down on an area airpressure
an instrument used to measure air pressure barometer