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Beaufort
rotating
hemisphere
Coriolis
Meteorologists
isobars
dynes
kilopascals
vertical
horizontal
gradients
weather
Lapse Rate
Sea level
molecules
millibars
tropopause
pressure
troposphere
Atmosphere

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Atmospheric Pressure and Winds Crossword

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rate of change of pressure Pressure Gradient
Winds are named by the direction they come _____ From
Density ______ when altitude increases Decreases
Rotation of earth causes objects to be deflected Coriolis Effect
Objects deflect _______ in the southern hemisphere Left
Another name for low pressure systems Cyclones
States that if you turn your back to the wind and point to the left, that's the lower pressure Buys Ballot's Law
What latitudes are at 30 degrees north and south of the equator Horse
Identifies pressure, weather, and wind Isobars
The horizontal movement of air Wind
What direction do anticyclones move Clockwise
Weight of atmosphere Air Pressure
What device works like a straw does Mercury Barometer
average sea-level air pressure (inches) 29.9
What do air molecules do in low pressure systems Converge
Closely spaced isobars show a _____ pressure gradient High
s water warmer or colder than land in the early morning Warmer
Name of region between 30 and 60 degrees north of equator South Westerlies
What happens to Australia during el niño Dries
Altitude, temperature, and _______ control atmospheric pressure Humidity

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The Atmosphere Crossword

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Oceans, forests and sediments (2 words) Carbon sink
The deflection of water and air currents caused by the earth's rotation (2 words) Coriolis Effect
Used to measure ozone levels (2 words) Dobson Units
Gases and particles fall back to earth where they stick wherever they land (2 words) Dry Deposition
Energy emitted by the earth's surface (3 words) Long Wave Radiation
A person who studies the atmosphere for the purpose of prdicting weather (1 word) Meteorologist
A green house gas more potent than carbon dioxide (1 word) Methane
Parts per million (1 word) ppm
The rate of change in atmospheric pressure between two points (2 words) Pressure Gradient
A symbolic summary of the atmospheric conditions for a specific location (2 words) Station Model
The American Midwest and Great Plains region (2 words) Tornado Alley
Plants that have developed the ability to withstand drought (1 word) Xerophytes
Pollution emitted directly from a process (1 word) Primary
The amount of solar radiation that is absorbed and reflectied by the earth's surface and atmosphere (2 words) Energy Budget
The area that melting glaciers could disrupt the thermohaline curculation system (2 words) North Atlantic
The average atmospheric conditions over a long period of time (1 word) Climate
The type of thunderstorm that needs to develop for tornados to form (2 words) Super Cell
This is created from the rapid expansion of air during a lightening strike (1 word) Thunder
The winds speeds are greatest in this part of a hurricane (2 words) Eye Wall
This gets issued when a funnel cloud is spotted (1 word) Warning
The largest component of the atmosphere (1 word) Nitrogen
The layer of the atmospher that we live in. (1 word) Troposphere
The cloud type associated with thunderstorms (1 word) Cumulonimbus
Where the trade winds converge and air moves vertically (1 word) Doldrums

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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

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The Atmosphere Word Search

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ozone
methane
carbon dioxide
argon
nitrogen
oxygen
exosphere
thermosphere
mesopause
mesosphere
ozone layer
ionosphere
stratopause
stratosphere
auroras
tropopause
Troposphere

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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

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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

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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

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Atmosphere Vocab Crossword

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relating to or using basic units of length, time. mass. and charge. absolute
the quantity of water in a particular volume of air absolute humidity
related to, caused by, or carried by the wind aeolian
ability of a surface to reflect water albedo
height above sea level altitude
encircling or enveloping environment; surrounding air ambient air
the whole mass of air surrounding the earth atmosphere
the process whereby most of the UV rays, X-rays, and infrared rays are transferred to the constituents of the atmosphere atmospheric absorption
a condition occurring when a cool layer of air gets trapped below a layer of warm air and is unable to rise atmospheric inversion
the process by which small particles in the atmosphere are diffused atmosphere scattering
occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the earth's axis is inclined neither away nor towards the sun autumn equinox
an average of the temperature of the troposphere that goes through glacial and interglacial periods average global temperature
the measure of the mass per unit area of air atmospheric pressure
a line on a weather map connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure isobar
the layer immediately above the troposphere that has approximately the same temperature all around and through isothermal layer
an absolute scale used to measure temperature kelvin scale
quick-flowing air currents fund in the atmosphere, mainly nar the tropopause jet stream
a pascal in an internationnaly recognized unit used by the atmospheric environment service for measuring atmospheric pressure kilopascal
wind blowing from the land to the sea land breeze
the downwind area of a slope leeward
time period from 900-1200 AD little climatic optimum
in most circumstances atmospheric pressure is closely approximated by the hydro static pressure caused by the weight of air above the measurement point. low
the period of time between to successive transites of the mean sun mean solar day
the layer of the earth's atmosphere that is directly above the stratosphere and directly below the thermosphere mesosphere
the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting meteorology
mica local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area microclimate
describes the collective effects of changes n the earth's in the earth's movements upon its climate milankovitch theory
a surface of discontinuity turns back a portion of the incident radiation into the medium through which the radiation approached atmospheric reflection
leading edge of cooler mass of air, replacing (at ground level) warmer mass of air cold front
a 1970's-1980's project funded by a number of universities to collect sediment and fossils from the sea floor to record temperatures of the sea surfacr CLIMAP project
the study of climate climatology
a visible mass of droplets or little drops of water or frozen crystals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of the earth or another planetary body cloud
tiny particles on which droplets of water vapor can collect condensation nuclei
currents in air and water that are induced bye temperature differential convection current
rain or hail that is generated when a heated surface causes the air above it to warm, expand, and rise convectional precipitation
the occurrence of two or more things coming together; convergence
formation of precipitation due to convergence of 2 air masses convergence precipitation
apparent deflection of body in motion with respect to earth coriolis effect
redirection of earth long wave radiation back to surface because of greenhouse effect counter-radiation
area of low pressure in the atmosphere that displays circular inward movement of air cyclone
the transmission of light through a translucent material diffusion
that portion of the radiant energy received at the actinometer direct from the sun direct solar radiation
a strong downward current of air downdraft
the fraction of incident electromagnetic radiation reflected by a surface, especially of a celestial body earth albedo
act of revolving earth revolution
a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on iteself eddy
environmental lapse rate is the average rate at which temperature declines with increasing altitude in the troposphere environmental lapse rate
an imaginary line that goes around the earth equator
liquid turning into gas in reference to water vapor evaporation
to become less or lower in or on something fall

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Mostly Wind Climate and Weather Crossword

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Air weight per unit Pressure
Air running parallel to Earth Wind
Lines connecting pressure points Isobars
Earth's rotation effecting wind Coriolis
Fair weather pressure High
Cloudy and rain pressure Low
Rubbing matter on each other Friction
Measuring air pressure Barometer
Measuring wind speed Anemometer
Winds originating from the west Westerly
Wind originating from the east East
Daily atmospheric changes Weather
Long term average atmospheric changes Climate
Rain, sleet, hail and drizzle Precipitation
Liquid to vapor Evaporation
Vapor to liquid Condensation
High clouds Cirrus
Puffy clouds Cumulus
Two air masses coming together Front

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climate/ weather Crossword

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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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