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Science Chapter 17 part 2

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Air is LESS dense at...
HIGH altitudes
What are the two most common gases in air?
nitrogen and oxygen
What is an example of something that takes part of the carbon cycle?
animals add CARBON dioxide to the air
About half of the sun's energy is.....
absorbed by Earth's surface
How does heat energy get from Earth's surface to air?
conduction
Which part of the atmosphere contains a type of gas that absorbs UV radiation?
stratosphere
How does the atmosphere keep Earth's surface warm?
certain gases absorb and emit infrared radiation
Examples of air pollutant
smog, ozone, pollen
Living houses that use LESS energy...
REDUCES greenhouse gases