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UNSW : UNSW Atmosphere Study Guide
Atmosphere Study Guide 42 Atmosphere crossword RESOURCETEACHER’S Evaluate Across 6. this process is being artificially enhanced by humans (two words with space) 7. plants and animals use this gas to respire 11. the ozone layer is found in this layer of the atmosphere 14. a layer of gases blanketing the Earth’s surface 15. an extreme weather event characterised by inward spiralling winds 17. water ______ – a major greenhouse gas and an important part of the natural greenhouse effect 18. these are found in the thermosphere and help to track weather and climate patterns 19. this gas is produced by the burning of fossil fuels (two words with space) 20. a form of oxygen that absorbs UV light before it hits the Earth’s surface Down 1. a type of static electricity that occurs during thunderstorms 2. the thinnest layer of the atmosphere and the location of most weather, life, commercial aircrafts and hot air balloons. 3. this destructive weather event occurs when gases produced by cars and the burning of fossil fuels in the atmosphere react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals to form various acidic compounds (two words with space) 4. these gases were used in aerosols and caused a depletion in the ozone layer 5. this layer of the atmosphere is found 50-100 km above sea level 8. this gas makes up 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere 9. this decreases as altitude increases 10. the only planet with a nitrogen atmosphere 12. this layer of the atmosphere is mostly a near vacuum, but there are a few widely distributed gas molecules around that can reach up to 2,500°C 13. this word encompasses the temperature, humidity, pressure, wind and rainfall found in the atmosphere 16. the effect of the heat from the Sun’s rays becoming trapped in the earths atmosphere and increasing global temperatures Across: 6. globalwarming,7.oxygen,11.stratosphere,14.atmosphere,15.cyclone,17. vapour,18.satellites,19.carbondioxide.20. ozone.Down: 1. lightning,2.troposphere,3. acidrain,4.chloroflurocarbons,5.mesosphere,8.nitrogen,9.pressure,10.Earth,12. thermosphere,13.climate,16.greenhouse. 1 2 3 7 10 6 4 5 9 12 13 11 14 15 16 18 19 20 17 8