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Why does the temperature increase as you travel up in the atmosphere?
Ozone is present in the stratosphere and absorbs the suns UV rays.
What is Avogadro's Law?
↑ amount of gas
What is Boyle's Law?
What is Gay-Lussac's Law?
What is Charles' Law?
What three things cause wind?
Differences in temperature
Differences in air pressure
Air moves from areas of _____ to _____
high to low
What is our air made up of?
carbon dioxide (<1%)
Where are greenhouse gases located?
Where is ozone located?
What type of radiation do greenhouse
What type of radiation does ozone trap?
What are the five layers of the
What is the coldest layer of the
What layer does weather occur in?
What layer has the Ionosphere in it?
What layer is responsible for burning up?
What is the borderline between Earth's
atmosphere and space?
How does heat move throughout the
What would happen if ozone levels in the
stratosphere drop too low?
the Earth would burn up
Where are the Northern Lights located?
How much does air weigh at sea level?
14.7 pounds per square inch
Why is the thermosphere so hot?
The ionosphere is present in the
thermosphere and it causes the temperature
What are good examples of infrared
What layer of the atmosphere is
responsible for radio?
Ionosphere (in the Thermosphere)
How do scientists know where one layer
The thermosphere is very hot but you
would freeze to death because the
molecules are so spread apart that they
no longer bounce off of you. You,
therefore, would not feel the heat. What
low thermal energy
What are good examples of
(radio waves and microwaves)
Ozone and greenhouse gases have very
important jobs. What do they do?
Ozone traps UV rays, protecting the
Earth from getting too hot.
Greenhouse gases trap infrared rays,
protecting the Earth from getting too
What are some examples of greenhouse
methane (NH 4 )
carbon dioxide (CO 2 )
nitrous oxide (N 2 O)
water vapor (H 2 O)
What are the three types of radiation that
we studied in class?
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