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Composition of Earth's atmosphere
78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 1% other gases
0-17 km above Earth's surface, site of weather, organisms, contains most atmospheric water vapor. (temperature decreases with increasing altitude, pressure decreases)
12 to 50 km, Ozone held here, absorbs UV radiation
3rd layer of the atmosphere, protection from meteors
The uppermost layer of the atmosphere, in which temperature increases as altitude increases. Satellites can be found here.
The outer layer of the thermosphere, extending outward into space.
Protective layer in atmosphere that shields earth from UV radiation.
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosphere by carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, and other gases
Greenhouse gasses include:
water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone
a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals.
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place.
a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and organic compounds and by respiration. It is naturally present in air (about 0.03 percent) and is absorbed by plants in photosynthesis.
A type of greenhouse gas that is produced in agriculture practices such as raising cattle and farming rice.
chemical compounds used in aerosol cans that destroy atmospheric ozone
Ozone in the atmosphere
absorbs harmful radiation from the sun. 3 oxygen atoms bonded together.
Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles.
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