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APES Atmosphere And Renewable Energy

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1. The layer of the atmosphere between the stratosphere and the thermosphere and in which temperature decreases as altitude increases

2. An instrument used to find the temperature of a material

3. The mass of air surrounding the Earth

4. One langley or one calorie per square centimeter

5. A measure of how cold it feels based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by cold and wind

6. The ratio of the amount of water in the air at a give temperature to the maximum amount it could hold at that temperature

7. Away from the direction from which the wind blows.

8. Prevailing winds that blow northeast from 30 degrees north latitude to the equator and that blow southeast from 30 degrees south latitude to the equator

9. Prevailing winds that blow from west to east between 30 degrees & 60degrees latitude in the hemisphere.

10. The result of the weight of a column of air pushing down on an area

11. An effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences a force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation

12. A severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)

13. The uppermost layer of the atmosphere - in which temperature increases as altitude increases

14. The global winds that blow constantly from the same direction

15. Toward the direction from which the wind blows.

16. The atmospheric circulation cell nearest the equator in each hemisphere. Air in these cells rises near the equator because of strong solar heating there and falls because of cooling at about 30 degrees latitude

17. Powerful convection currents created by the heating of earth's surface

18. The weather in some location averaged over some long period of time

19. Local climatic conditions that differ from the general climate of a region

20. The change of energy from one form to another form to another - such as light to heat or the movement of energy from one object to another such as heat from a stove moving to your hand

21. A material - such as water that can absorb a large amount of energy - for its volume and releases the energy slowly

22. The layer of the atmosphere that contains the ozone layer; temperature increases as you go up

23. Cells of air circulation occurring between 60 degrees north and south and each pole.

24. The layer closest to Earth - where almost all weather occurs; the thinnest layer

25. The outer layer of the thermosphere - extending outward into space.

26. An isogram connecting points having equal barometric pressure at a given time

27. A colorful - glowing display in the sky caused when particles from the sun strike oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the ionosphere; also called the Northern Lights

28. The middle atmospheric circulation cell in each hemisphere air in these cells rises at 60 degrees latitude and falls at 30 degrees latitude

29. A high-speed high-altitude airstream blowing from west to east near the top of the troposphere

30. A device that measures wind speed.

31. A localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground

32. The meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation