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Science Vocabulary #5

winds that travel long distances in steady patterns over several weeks
lies between the exosphere and the mesosphere. “Thermo” means heat, and the temperature in this layer can reach up to 4,500 degrees Fahrenheit
the trapping of heat in earth’s atmosphere by carbon dioxide
a gas molecule that consists of three oxygen atoms
a wind that flows in the upper troposphere from west to east over vast distances at great speed
the outermost region of a planet's atmosphere
gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane that absorb and give off infrared radiation as part of the greenhouse effect
the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that consists of waves with frequencies higher than those of visible light and lower than those of x-rays
the part of the earth's atmosphere between the stratosphere and the thermosphere in which temperature decreases with altitude
one of a number of winds that are influenced predominantly by the topographic features of a relatively small region