KEY TERMS 1. atmospheric science (Intro) 2. meteorology 3. photosynthesis (19.1) 4. troposphere 5. weather 6. stratosphere 7. mesosphere 8. thermosphere 9. ozone (O 3 ) 10. ozonosphere 11. ionosphere 12. insolation (19.2) 13. Rayleigh scattering 14. greenhouse effect 15. barometer (19.3) 16. relative humidity 17. dew point 18. psychrometer 19. anemometer 20. wind vane 21. rain gauge 22. Doppler radar 23. wind (19.4) 24. air currents 25. isobar 26. convection cycle 27. Coriolis force 28. jet streams 29. clouds (19.5) 30. lapse rate For each of the following items, fill in the number of the appropriate Key Term from the preceding list. a. _____ Upper Region of the atmosphere characterized by decreasing temperature with height

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James Shipman + 3 others
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James Shipman + 3 others
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ISBN: 9781305079137

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Chapter 19, Problem AM
Textbook Problem

KEY TERMS 1. atmospheric science (Intro) 2. meteorology 3. photosynthesis (19.1) 4. troposphere 5. weather 6. stratosphere 7. mesosphere 8. thermosphere 9. ozone (O3) 10. ozonosphere 11. ionosphere 12. insolation (19.2) 13. Rayleigh scattering 14. greenhouse effect 15. barometer (19.3) 16. relative humidity 17. dew point 18. psychrometer 19. anemometer 20. wind vane 21. rain gauge 22. Doppler radar 23. wind (19.4) 24. air currents 25. isobar 26. convection cycle 27. Coriolis force 28. jet streams 29. clouds (19.5) 30. lapse rate For each of the following items, fill in the number of the appropriate Key Term from the preceding list.a. _____ Upper Region of the atmosphere characterized by decreasing temperature with height

Expert Solution
To determine

Pick the keyword from the given list: The upper region of the atmosphere characterized by a decrease in the temperature with height.

Answer to Problem AM

Mesosphere is the region of the atmosphere characterized by decreasing temperature with height.

Explanation of Solution

The word atmosphere is made from two Greek words-atmos and sphaira. The word atmos means vapor and the word sphaira means sphere. So, the atmosphere is the envelope or gaseous shell of air surrounding the Earth.

The divisions of the atmosphere based on temperature are troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere and thermosphere.

The mesosphere is formed from the Greek word “meso” which means middle. As the height increases, the temperature of mesosphere decreases.

Conclusion:

Therefore, the word mesosphere can be picked from the list.

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