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Atmospheric Energy


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biosphere
earth, air, and water woven into each, the spark of life
radiation
This is the transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves. It is how the Earth receives energy from the sun. Earth receives only about two-billionths of the sun's energy. But this small fraction of energ…
infrared radiation
electromagnetic waves with wavelengths that are longer than visible light but shorter than microwaves
ultraviolet radiation
An invisible form of energy with wavelengths that are shorter than wavelengths for violet light. Ultraviolet radiation can cause sunburns
scattering
Reflection of light in all directions
Greenhouse effect
trapping and build-up of heat in the atmosphere near the Earth's surface
temperature
according to what, are the 4 main layers of Earth's atmosphere classified
thermal energy
the total energy of all of the particles of an object
thermometer
an instrument used to measure temperature
heat
the transfer of thermal energy from one object to another because of a difference in temperature
Convection
process of heat transfer by the circulation or movement of a liquid or a gas
wind
This is the movement of air caused by differences in air pressure. The greater the pressure difference, the faster it moves.
windchill factor
a measure of cooling combining temperature and wind speed.
local winds
winds that blow over short distances
global winds
These are caused by the combination of convection cells found at every 30 degrees of latitude and the Coriolis effect. The major examples include polar easterlies, westerlies, and trade winds. The easterlies and westerlies…
sea breeze
the flow of cooler air from over an ocean or lake toward land
land breeze
the flow of air from land to a body of water.
positive
reduced demand on services e.g. school and hospitals
Latitude
Runs East and West
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