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7th Grade Atmosphere Vocabulary

Vocabulary Word Definition
Atmosphere Thin layer of air that forms a protective covering around the planet
Troposphere lowest of Earth's atmospheric level, contains most of the water vapor that causes weather, rain snow and clouds
Stratosphere Layer directly above the troposphere , where ozone layer is found
Mesosphere on top of stratosphere, meteors in this layer
Ionosphere layer of electrically charged particles, in mesosphere, allow radio waves to travel across the country
Thermosphere Region above the mesosphere, high temperatures
Exosphere The outermost region of earths atmosphere, satellites are found here
Ultra Violet Radiation one of the many types of energy that comes from the sun
Ozone Layer about 19 km to 48km above your head, within the stratosphere, absorbs sun radiations that would be harmful
CFC's chemical compounds used in some refrigerators, air conditioners, and aerosol sprays can be harmful if leaked.

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