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Gases in the atmosphere that trap energy/heat. greenhouse effect
A big increase in the average temperature of earths atmosphere. global warming
Harmful substances in the air. air pollution
Weather that contains more acid weather than normal. acid pollution
What acronym is used to help remember the layers of the atmosphere? the most
Which layer do we live in? troposphere
The second layer with the ozone. stratosphere
The third layer closet to the earth. mesosphere
The layer farthest away from the earth. thermosphere
What acronym is used to help remember the 3 gases that make up the atmosphere? NO!

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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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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

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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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Earth's Atmosphere Word Search

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thermosphere
mesosphere
earth
weather
stratosphere
layers
auroras
troposphere
ozone
exosphere
atmosphere

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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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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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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

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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

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Weather Crossword

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What is moving in air wind
A mixture of gases that surrounds the earth atmosphere
The measure of the force with which the air molecules push on a surface air pressure
the highest of an object above the Earth's surface altitude
changes as you increase altitude air temperature
lies next to the Earth's surface, the lowest layer of the atmosphere troposphere
the layer above the troposphere stratosphere
a molecule that is made up of three oxygen atoms ozone
above the stratosphere is the, which is the coldest layer of the atmosphere mesosphere
the uppermost atmospheric layer thermosphere
electrically charged particles ions
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 Earth's heating process, in which the gases in the atmosphere trap thermal energy greenhouse effect
gases that trap thermal energy greenhouse gases
a rise in average global temperatures global warming
the balance between incoming energy and outgoing energy radiation balance
the curving of moving objects, such as wind, by the Earth's rotation coriolis effect
is the condition of the atomosphere at a a particular time and place weather
is the amount of water vapor or moisture in the air humidity
is a collection of millions of tiny water droplets or ice crystals cloud
water in solid or liquid form that falls from the air to the Earth precipitation
a large electrical discharge lightening
a small rotating column of air that has high wind speeds and low central pressure and touches the ground tornado

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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

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