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APES Atmosphere And Renewable Energy

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. One langley or one calorie per square centimeter

15. A device that measures wind speed.

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

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

18. Toward the direction from which the wind blows.

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

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

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

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

23. 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

24. The mass of air surrounding the Earth

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

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

27. 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

28. 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

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

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

31. 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

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