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the layer of the atmosphere between the stratosphere and the thermosphere and in which temperature decreases as altitude increases
The uppermost layer of the atmosphere, in which temperature increases as altitude increases
layer of electrically charged particles in the thermosphere that absorbs AM radio waves during the day and reflects them back at night
a form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of two. protects us from dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the sun
natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosphere by carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, and other gases
the Earth's tilt is sideways toward the Sun and the hours of daylight are the same in both
the percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount the air could hold
prevailing winds that blow from east to west from 30 degrees latitude to the equator in both hemispheres
Classifies hurricanes according to wind speed, air pressure in the center, and potential for property damage
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