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The condition of the Earth’s atmosphere at a particular time and place. Weather
The envelope of gases around the planet. Atmosphere
Water in the form of gas. Water Vapor
The amount of mass given to the volume of the air. Density
The result of the weight of a column of air pushing on an area. Air Pressure
An instrument that is used to measure air pressure. Barometer
Elevation, distance above sea level. Altitude
Lowest area 9 km-16 km above the Earth’s surface, shallow, conditions vary, for every 1 km of increase, temperatures decrease by 6.5 degrees. Troposphere
Above troposphere to 50 km above the Earth’s surface, contains the ozone layer, -60 degrees celsius at the bottom of this layer, but warms as you go up due to the ozone layer. Stratosphere
Top of stratosphere to 80 km above the surface of Earth, -90 degrees celsius, protects the Earth from asteroids. Mesosphere
Direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves. Radiation
When dust particles and gases disperse light in all directions, shorter wavelengths are scattered more than longer wavelengths. Scattering
The process in which gases in the Earth’s atmosphere hold heat. Greenhouse effect
The average amount of energy of motion of each particle of a substance. Temperature
A device that measures temperature. Thermometer

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

Atmosphere Crossword

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the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet. Atmosphere
the lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the earth's surface to a height of about 3.7–6.2 miles (6–10 km), which is the lower boundary of the stratosphere. Troposphere
the layer of the earth's atmosphere above the troposphere, extending to about 32 miles (50 km) above the earth's surface (the lower boundary of the mesosphere). Stratosphere
the region of the earth's atmosphere above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere, between about 30 and 50 miles (50 and 80 km) in altitude. Mesosphere
the layer of the earth's atmosphere that contains 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 to 600 miles (80 to 1,000 km) above the earth's surface. Ionosphere
the outermost region of a planet's atmosphere. Exosphere
the continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it. pressure
the apparent height of a celestial object above the horizon, measured as an angle. Altitude
fresh invigorating air, especially that blowing onto the shore from the sea. Ozone
a layer in the earth's stratosphere at an altitude of about 6.2 miles (10 km) containing a high concentration of ozone, which absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth from the sun. Ozone layer
Radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where wavelengths are just shorter than those of ordinary, visible violet light but longer than those of x-rays Ultraviolet Radiation
They are harmful to the ozone layer in the earth's atmosphere owing to the release of chlorine atoms upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Chlorofluorocarbon
the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization Radiation
the process by which heat or electricity is directly transmitted through a substance when there is a difference of temperature or of electrical potential between adjoining regions, without movement of the material. Conduction

Atmosphere & Weather Crossword

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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

Layers of the Atmosphere Crossword

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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

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

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 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

Weather Terms Crossword

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The layer of Earths atmosphere where weather occurs Troposphere
The layer of Earths atmosphere that contains the ozone layer Stratosphere
The layers of Earths atmosphere are categorized according to Temperature
A tool used to measure air pressure Barometer
A large body of air that had the same characteristics throughout Air mass
An air mass that forms over an ocean Maritime
The amount of moisture in the air Humidity
Thunderstorms often occur with a ______ front Cold
A large, spiraling storm that can be hundreds of miles across and can last for more than a week Hurricane
The force of all the air pressure pressing on the earth Air pressure
When a tropical storm becomes a hurricane, it is due to the change in Wind speed
An Instrument used to measure the amount of precipitation Rain gauge
Measures wind speed Anemometer
Measures how hot or cold it is Thermometer
Horizontal movement of air from an area of H pressure to L pressure Wind

Ch. 17 The Atmosphere Crossword

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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

Layers of the Atmosphere Crossword Puzzle

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Description

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