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Earth's air, which is made up for a thin layer of gases, liquids, and solids.
a mixture of gases that surrounds Earth. Contains 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.039% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases, including water vapor.
divided into 5 distinctive layers.
height above sea level or the earth's surface.
increases as pressure decreases.
The lowest, densest layer of the atmosphere and contains we.ather. Temperature decreases with higher altitude.
Classified by temperature, humidity, precipitation and vegetation
the layer of the atmosphere that is above the troposphere. Temperature increases with higher altitude.
contains ozone layer.
molecule that is a made up of 3 oxygen atoms.
a form of oxygen gas inside the stratosphere, absorbs ultraviolet rays from the sun and then releases some of this energy in the form of heat.
the layer of the atmosphere between the stratosphere and thermosphere.
Temperature decreases with higher altitude.
Usually where shooting stars are seen.
Upper most layer of Earth's atmosphere; has two layers ionosphere and exosphere. Temperature increases with altitude.
The transfer of energy through matter or space as electromagnetic waves (visible light or infred)
earth's atmosphere traps solar radiation, caused by the presence in the atmosphere of gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane.
An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere, especially a sustained increase sufficient to cause climatic change.
the water that plants give off as part of their respiratory process
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time.
classified by temp, humidity, precipitation, and vegetation.
The measure of force with which the air molecules push on the surface.
The outer layer of the thermosphere, extending outward into space.
the lower part of the thermosphere, where electrically charged particles called ions are found.
Layer within the stratosphere with high amounts of ozone.
protective layer in atmosphere that shields earth from UV radiation.
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