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Atmosphere wordsearch

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chemicals
salt
smoke
dust
water vapor
trace gases
argon
carbon dioxide
Nitrogen
Oxygen
weather
exosphere
Ionosphere
ozone layer
ozone
mesosphere
Sratosphere
troposphere
Atmosphere

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

Atmosphere Vocabulary Crossword

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Movement of air from land to sea at daytime sea breeze
Transfer of energy when molecules bump into each other conduction
Layer of earths atmosphere that is closest to the ground troposphere
Movement of air from land to sea at night land breeze
A type of energy that comes to earth from the sun and can damage skin ultraviolet radiation
The movement of a heated material through a liquid convection currents
Narrow belt of strong winds jet stream
Layer of the stratosphere with a high concentration of ozone ozone layer
Group of chemical compounds chlorofluorocarbons
Shifting of winds and surface currents caused by earths rotation coriolis effect
Layer of electrically changed particles in the thermosphere lonosphere
Energy transferred by a wave or ray radiation
Thin layer of gases around earth atmosphere

Earth's Atmosphere Word Search

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thermosphere
mesosphere
earth
weather
stratosphere
layers
auroras
troposphere
ozone
exosphere
atmosphere

Structure and Composition of the Atmosphere Crossword

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what is the air surrounding earth Atmosphere
the force that a column of air applies on the air or a surface below it Air pressure
the layer that fades to outer space. The air in very thin Exosphere
the part of the electromagnetic spectrum. This causes SUNBURN Ultraviolet Radiation
a region of earths stratosphere that absorbs most of the sun ultraviolet radiation Ozone layer
bottom layer in the atmosphere. where we breathe Troposphere
Boundaries between layers which are defined by where the temperature stays about the same Atmosphere pause
the lower part of the thermosphere this layer conducts electricity Ionosphere
second layer that contains the ozone layer this is where you find commercial jets Stratosphere
the third layer of the atmosphere this is the coldest layer mesosphere
a thin layer of the atmosphere where the normal decrease in temperature with height switches to the same with height increasing with height temperature inversion
the next to last layer of the atmosphere this is headed by high energy x-rays and UV radiation from the sun. This is where satellites orbit thermosphere

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

WEATHER Crossword

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The height of an object above the Earth's surface altitude
mixture of gases that surrounds a planet atmosphere
the measure of the force with which the air molecules push on a surface air pressure
the coldest layer of the atmosphere mesosphere
a molecule that is made up of three oxygen atoms ozone
the lowest layer of the atmosphere troposphere
the atmospheric layer above the troposphere stratosphere
the uppermost atmospheric thermosphere
the transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves radiation
the transfer of thermal energy from one material to another by direct contact conduction
the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or gas convection
the natural heating process of a planet greenhouse effect
rise in average global temperatures global warming
moving air wind
the curving of moving objects from a straight path due to the Earth's rotation coriolis effect
the winds that blow from 30 degrees latitude to the equator trades winds
wind belts found in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres between 30 degrees and 60 degrees latitude westerlies
wind belts that extend from the poles to 60 degrees latitude in both hemispheres polar easterlies
narrow belts of high-speed winds that blow in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere jet streams
pollutants that are put directly into the air by human or natural activity primary pollutants
pollutants that form from chemical reactions that occur when primary pollutants come in contact with other primary pollutants or naturally occurring substances secondary pollutants
precipitation that contains acids from air pollution acid precipitation
the region of the earth's atmosphere between the stratosphere and the exosphere, consisting of several ionized layers ionosphere
a transition zone between a mass of warm air and the colder air it is replacing warm front
the zone separating two air masses, of which the cooler, denser mass is advancing and replacing the warmer cold front

The Atmosphere Crossword

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Protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet rays from the sun Atmosphere
The hottest layer of the atmosphere Thermosphere
The lowest layer of the atmosphere Troposphere
The layer above the Troposphere Stratosphere
The layer that's fifty miles from the Earth Mesosphere
The layer that is sometimes referred to as an "umbrella" Ozone Layer
The gas that is mostly in the atmosphere Nitrogen
The force of atttraction by which objects are pulled towards each other Gravity
The outer most region of a planet's atmosphere Exosphere
The scientific study of the earth's atmosphere Aerology
Scientists call all the land on earth Lithosphere
The water on earth makes up Hydrosphere
The envelope of gas that surrounds the Earth Atmosphere
A force of attraction by which objects are pulled toward each other Gravity
Gas removed from the atmosphere by plants during photosynthesis Carbon Dioxide
The thin layer of gas surrounding earth Atmosphere
Water in its gaseous form Water Vapor

Atmospheric Layers and Ozone Crossword

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The atmosphere protects us from harmful UV ______. rays
Planes fly in the _________. troposphere
A thin layer of gases between the Earth and Sun that protects the Earth Atmosphere
The layer furthest from the Earth; Where space and the atmosphere meet. Exosphere
The layer with the highest content of ozone gas. Stratosphere
_______ burn in the mesosphere and thermosphere. Meteors
Radio waves reflect off of the __________ Ionosphere
The North and South Pole experience ________, or beautiful displays of light. Auroras
Earth's sunscreen Ozone layer
A molecule that has one more oxygen atom than oxygen. Ozone
Human made compounds that are destroying the ozone layer Chlorofluorocarbons
The atmosphere protects the ________ from the Sun. Earth

Atmosphere Crossword

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the region surrounding the Earth or another astronomical body on which its magnetic field is the predominant effective magnetic field magnetosphere
the region of the upper atmosphere in which temperature increases continuously with altitude, encompassing essentially all of the atmosphere above the mesosphere. thermosphere
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 Earth's atmosphere above the troposphere extending to about 32 miles (50 km) in altitude. stratosphere
the lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the Earth's surface to a height of about 3.7- 6.2 miles. Troposphere
the outermost region of a planet's atmosphere. exosphere
the layer of the Earth's atmosphere that contains a high concentration of ions and free electrons and is able to reflect radio waves ionsphere
the ozone layer ozonesphere
a colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerful oxidizing properties formed from oxygen by electrical discharged ultraviolet light ozone
short for chlorofluorocarbon. cfc's