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Glossary for Atmosphere

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Buoyant: Able to keep afloat on the top of air or liquid.

Collision: Hit by accident when moving.

Equilibrium: A balanced state of molecules where the acting forces are equal.

Escarpment: A long, steep slope especially one of the edge of a plateau or surface.

Expansion: The action of becoming larger or more extensive.

Funnelling: Guided through the area that has widening at front and narrow at the end.

Hygroscopic: Tending to observe moisture from air.

Insolation: Amount of solar radiation reaching a given area.

Meteorology: is a branch of the atmospheric sciences which includes atmospheric physics and chemistry, with a major focus on weather forecasting.

Molecules: A group of atoms bonded together.

Permeable: Allowing liquids or gases to pass through it.

Subsistence: The gradual movement of air molecules from higher altitude to lower altitude.

Torrid: Region of Very hot and dry condition.

Vortex: A whirling or rotating mass of fluid or air.

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