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Earth Science: Essential Terms 1

Earth Science: Essential Terms 1

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earth
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the planet on which we live
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sun
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the star around which the earth orbits
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energy
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the capacity or power to do work
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weather
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state of the atmosphere at a given time and space
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climate
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long-term prevalent weather conditions of an area
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atmosphere
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gaseous envelope surrounding the earth
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change
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transform shape, structure, appearance, etc
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greenhouse effect
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atmosphere traps heat due to gases such as carbon dioxide & methane
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convection
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rise of warm, less dense gas or liquid and descent of colder, denser gas or liquid
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radiation
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energy transmitted as waves or particles
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conduction
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transfer of energy through a substance
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heat energy
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energy transferred by a difference in temperature
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rotation
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the act of turning around an axis
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wind
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air moving horizontally from high to low pressure
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ocean current
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steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
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