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Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Atmospheric Science

Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Atmospheric Science
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water cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the H2O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth
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Precipitation
In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity
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Ozone
Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/ , or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3
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fluid
In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms under an applied shear stress
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Stratus
Stratus clouds are low-level cloud characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base, as opposed to convective or cumuliform clouds that are formed by rising thermals
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Humidity
Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air
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Clouds
In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol comprising a visible mass of minute liquid droplets or frozen crystals, both of which are made of water or various chemicals
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electromagnetic spectrum
The electromagnetic spectrum is the collective term for all known frequencies and their linked wavelengths of the known photons
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atmosphere
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body
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atmosphere
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body
electromagnetic spectrum
The electromagnetic spectrum is the collective term for all known frequencies and their linked wavelengths of the known photons
Clouds
In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol comprising a visible mass of minute liquid droplets or frozen crystals, both of which are made of water or various chemicals
Humidity
Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air
Stratus
Stratus clouds are low-level cloud characterized by horizontal layering with a uniform base, as opposed to convective or cumuliform clouds that are formed by rising thermals
fluid
In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms under an applied shear stress
Ozone
Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/ , or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3
Precipitation
In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity
water cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the H2O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth
stratosphere
The stratosphere is the second major layer of Earth's atmosphere, just above the troposphere, and below the mesosphere
thermosphere
The thermosphere is the layer of the Earth's atmosphere directly above the mesosphere and directly below the exosphere
troposphere
The troposphere is the lowest portion of Earth's atmosphere, and is also where all weather takes place
anaerobes
An anaerobic organism or anaerobe is any organism that does not require oxygen for growth
Orographic lifting
Orographic lift occurs when an air mass is forced from a low elevation to a higher elevation as it moves over rising terrain
Convection
Convection is the movement of groups of molecules within fluids such as liquids or gases, and within rheids
conductors
In physics and electrical engineering, a conductor is an object or type of material that allows the flow of an electrical current in one or more directions
CFCs
A chlorofluorocarbon is an organic compound that contains only carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, produced as volatile derivative of methane, ethane, and propane
fog
Fog is a visible mass consisting of cloud water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface

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